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Empire State Plaza Ice Rink

MapAlbany, NY
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  • Way to While Away the Winter


You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone: When the outdoor ice skating rink at Albany’s Empire State Plaza was shuttered for a few years due to the recession, Capital Region skaters realized what a great asset it was. Back in business since 2011-12, the Empire “Skate” Plaza once again offers locals the chance to get a little cold-weather exercise. With the stunning Capitol at one end, the State Museum at the other, and the iconic Egg to one side, upstaters can feel like they’re skating at Rockefeller Center — but without the hefty price tag. Practice your triple Salchow and flying sit spin every day if you like — admission to the rink is free.

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2013 Editors' Pick-- Best Way to While Away the Winter

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2013
County: Albany
Pick: Editors' Picks
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