Winter Activities

Playing ice hockey at Elm Avenue Park
Ice Skating
The ice skating rink is open daily for general skating when the ice is 4 inches thick with a good surface. Skating hours are as follows:

Days Hours
Sunday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday, Saturday, and
during school vacations
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

For skating information 24/7, including current conditions and updates, call 518-439-4955, option 3. When the green flag is flying, the skating rink is open. If the red flag is flying, the skating rink is closed. To accommodate hockey players, a portion of the rink will be set aside for hockey. There is no charge for skating or playing hockey.   

Sledding is available on the large hill behind the small pavilion A and at Maple Ridge Park. The hills may be closed if they are too icy. Please, no skis or snow boards on the hills. Open during the daylight hours only.

Other Winter Activities
Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are allowed in all the parks including Colonial Acres Golf Course. Snowmobiling is permitted in the field area south of the park office building along Route 32 during daylight hours only. Middle school and high school students may be interested in joining the ski club.