Ice Skating is a fun Adirondack family activity that my family enjoys all winter long! When the weather outside is cold and the ice thickens on the Adirondack lakes and ponds, we take out skates with us.
Inside we have the opportunity to take off our skates, warm up our toes and listen to the music piped in over the sound system.
Here are some Adirondack Civic Centers. So strap on those skates and hit the ice!
The 1932 Olympic rink in Lake Placid is open only at certain times for public skating as there are often professional events like Stars on Ice as well as hockey games like Festivus Face-Off, which requires a certain caliber of ice quality.
The Saranac Lake Civic Center changes its phone message daily with public skate times. Remember to call 518-891-3800. There is also an outside rink located here.
Tupper Lake’s Civic Center offers free skating from noon – 2:45 pm, Monday through Friday. On the weekends the times do vary, but its usually 6:30 – 8 pm. It is recommended to call 518-359-2531.
The Lake George Forum regularly posts its schedule for the whole season on its website.
At the Forum, public skating is $3/children (12 and under) and $6/adults, with rentals available for $3.50.
Outside the Blue Line
• Ameri-Can North Sports Center, which posts its public skating schedule at the beginning of each week.
•Plattsburgh State Field House has public skating on select Saturdays and Sundays so call 518-564-3060 for dates. The cost is $2/public and $1/Plattsburgh students.
• A free indoor public skating option is the Scott’s Memorial Rink in Chazy, every Sunday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm through March 10.
Glens Falls Civic Center, One Civic Center Plaza, open seasonally mid September to mid June. Public skating is available on for $5/person with times varying so call 518-798-0366.
The Glens Falls Recreation Center, Fire Road, offers free public skating on weekends, 518-761- 3855.
© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.