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Popular Outdoor & Indoor Ice Skating Rinks in the Lake George Area

Winter isn't all about snow in the Lake George area. When the chilly season gets underway each year, a variety of local indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks begin to open up. From Lake George to Glens Falls, here are the locations of some of the most popular ice skating places that you should check out this winter.

Please note: Outdoor rinks are weather dependent and indoor rinks sometimes close for maintenance, or other reasons. It's always best to check ahead with individual places for the latest info. 

Go Ice Skating in the Great Outdoors

close up of ice skating

Lake George

The frozen surface of Lake George beckons, where you can glide along the ice, enjoy the brisk winter weather, and take in the beauty of the Adirondacks. Ice in and ice out dates vary depending on the weather, as does the safety and thickness of the ice. Before heading out, read these excellent winter ice safety tips and view our ice safety infographic. (Bring your own skates.)

Gurney Lane Recreation Area

Gurney Lane Recreation Area offers ice skating during the winter months. The facility's bath house acts as a warming hut on weekends. Both ice skating and sledding is open 10am to 4pm on weekends and during school recesses. The cost is free.

Call during park hours to confirm: 518.745.4481 or the department office at 518.761.8216.

ice skating on pond

Crandall Park

Crandall Park in Glens Falls has an outdoor skating rink that is open daily, weather permitting. This is a lighted outdoor skating rink, and the cost to ice skate is free.

Warrensburg Recreation Field

The Warrensburg Recreation Field is a popular choice for anyone interested in a free outdoor ice skating rink in the Lake George area. This is a carry-in/carry-out outdoor facility, and the ice skating rink is usually open during the winter season. However, ice skating is subject to weather and other conditions.

Winter Realms Ice Skating Rink

ice skating at night at winter realms in lake george

At Charles R. Wood Park, enjoy ice skating through the magic of winter. Entry for the ice skating rinks is $9 which is separate from the fee for Winter Realms. Fortunately, this fee includes skate rentals in case they're needed. Whenever purchasing tickets online for Winter Realms, there will be an option to add ice skating tickets to the order.

Things to Know:

  • Time slot entrances start every 30 minutes
  • Only 40 people are allowed per time slot
  • Guests can skate as long as they'd like (other than when ice needs clearing at 8 to 8:30 pm each night 
  • Once exited, you are not allowed to re-enter
  • Assists will be available for anyone new to skating at no extra cost
  • Guests are allowed to skate at any point during their visit to Winter Realms, space permitting
  • There will be a cozy spectator viewing area including picnic tables & warming stations
  • Snow or other weather related events could prevent the ice rink from opening
  • Jumps, hockey sticks/pucks, kicking/chipping holes aren't permitted
  • This attraction is open through February 25, 2024

Dynamite Hill Rec Center

In Chestertown, the Dynamite Hill Rec Center is home to an outdoor and covered skating rink throughout the winter season. A warming hut is typically available, and the cost to ice skate is free. Bring your own skates, and be aware that the rink occasionally closes for maintenance.

Find Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

boy in hockey gear

Cool Insuring Arena

Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls typically offers public skating on most Thursdays between October and April from 2:00PM - 4:00PM. The cost is $5 per skater. To verify that open skating is available on the date you're interested in going, call 518.798.0366.

Glens Falls Recreation Center

The Glens Falls Recreation Center offers free public skating during certain dates and times (limited rentals available). Call 518.761.3855 to confirm the schedule and receive the most recent updates, or check at

Saratoga Springs Ice Rink

In Saratoga Springs, there is an indoor ice skating rink on Weibel Avenue. This rink is typically open for public skating from July through March during specific dates and times. Rentals are available. Call 518.583.3462 for more information.

You can see the current skating schedule here:

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