Lace up your skates in the Lake George Area! Between natural and man-made rinks there is an abundance of smooth, sparkling ice to glide on this winter. Enjoy the fresh air and great outdoors while skating across frozen ponds. Or, gather a group for a pick-up hockey game at a pristine indoor rink. There is plenty of fun to be had on the ice this season before it all melts away!

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

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Winter Realms  

Twirl and glide on a smooth, sparkling ice rink surrounded by glowing light displays against a snowy Lake George backdrop. Winter Realms’ refrigerated ice rink is just one of many family-friendly features at the seasonal event – open November 24 through February 29 – within Charles R. Wood Park. After skating a few laps, check out other enchanting attractions, such as the Mystic Light Walk, Santa’s Candy Cane Court, and the Ice Sculpture Garden.

Spectator tables and warming stations are situated around the rink for your convenience. You may skate as long you like, but once you’ve exited the ice there is no-entry. You must purchase a ticket to Winter Realms and a separate ice-skating ticket to enjoy use of the rink. Skate rentals are included in the price of the ice-skating ticket, but you may bring your own if you choose.

Dynamite Hill Recreation Area

Bored in the house during winter break? Head to Dynamite Hill Recreation Area in Chestertown for any family-friendly outdoor activity you can imagine! Dynamite Hill is a winter wonderland for recreation enthusiasts with miles of serene cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Get your thrills skiing, snowboarding, sledding, or downhill tubing. But, the highlight is their polished ice rink, open weekdays and weekends! Getting cold but don’t want the fun to end just yet? The warming hut will be open for quick breaks during your snow day spent here. *Bring your own gear/equipment.

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

Gurney Lane is a great spot for outdoor recreation all year-round in Queensbury. And in the winter, it is the place to be for some ideal family-friendly ice skating, sledding, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. There are 5 designated trails of varying length and grade for a wintery walk or workout. Meanwhile, ice skating and sledding are offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during weekends and school recesses. Slide and glide without worry – if you get too chilly, the facility’s bath house acts as a warming hut on the weekends. *Bring your own gear/equipment.

Warrensburg Recreation Field

The spacious pavilion at the Warrensburg Recreation Field transforms into a spectacular covered ice rink during the winter months. No shovels needed – glide across this glassy ice anytime you want to practice your figure eights or stickhandling skills. The open field here at this four-season park is also a great option for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and toboggan runs. *Bring your own gear/equipment.

North Creek Ski Bowl 

On a winter weekend, spend the day playing in the snow at the North Creek Ski Bowl. “Gore’s Original Base Camp” has a lot to offer for outdoor recreation, including Twilight Skiing, Nordic trails, and a gleaming ice-skating rink. The mirror-like surface here is large enough to practice your double axels or your slapshots, and is also lit at night. *Bring your own gear/equipment.

Crandall Park

Bundle up in your warmest scarf and mittens for some ice skating at Crandall Park in Glens Falls. This small pond freezes over quickly as temperatures drop, and is well-maintained as long as the weather permits. Crandall Pond is also a great spot to gather for a pick-up ice hockey game. Don’t forget to bring along the family dog for a romp in the snowy fields here too! *Bring your own gear/equipment.

Fire & Ice at Crandall Pond

A night of ice skating under the lights to music provided by a DJ, including bonfires and hot chocolate for warming up (*bring your own mug). This event is free to attend.

Stay tuned for the 5th annual Fire & Ice dates in 2025!

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Where to Go Ice Skating

Glens Falls Recreation Center

Lace up your skates while staying out of the winter elements. Glens Falls Recreation Center has open skate several times a week from December through March. Located on Fire Road behind the Glens Falls YMCA, this indoor ice rink is well-lit and maintained for local/regional youth and high school ice hockey also. Admission to the ice rink is free, while limited skate rentals are $3. Monthly schedules are posted on the City of Glens Falls website; hours are subject to change or cancellation.