Ice Skating at Empire State Plaza | Capital District Moms

It is FREE to skate at Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany.
Click here for details about hours, skate rentals and locker rentals.
Click here to learn about FREE Learn-to-Skate Clinics.

There are “skate helpers” you can use; however, it might be difficult to get one when the ice rink is busy.

There are bathrooms in the basement of the Empire Skate Plaza building and there is a porta potty outside.




The above pictures were taken in January of 2023.

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