Winter at the Plaza

Empire "Skate" Plaza Ice Rink

  • Hours: Every day from 11am - 8pm (weather dependent). The rink will be closed daily from 3pm to 4pm for maintenance.
  • Cost to Skate: FREE!
  • Skate Rental: $3 for children 12 and under, $4 for adults. Skate rentals are available whenever the rink is open. A photo ID is required to rent skates.
  • Free Skate Rental Friday: Every Friday is free skate rental courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets.
  • Amenities: Full-service snack bar open Friday nights, weekends, and school holidays and a skate lounge with lockers for personal items are located on the Plaza Level.
  • Parking: Paid visitor parking is available in the V-lot under the Empire State Plaza. Free parking in the East Garage on Philip Street off Madison Avenue is available after 5pm. For parking information, please visit 
2015-16 Plaza Ice Rink Events
Date Time Event
December 4 11:00am - 8:00pm Opening Day
December 5 9:00am - 11:00am Learn-to-Skate
December 6 1:00pm - 8:00pm Tree Lighting
December 20 11:00am - 8:00pm Siena Day
December 24 Rink Closes at 4:30pm Christmas Eve
December 25 Ice Rink Closed Christmas Day
December 31 Rink Closes at 4:30 New Years Eve
January 2 9:00am - 11:00am Learn to Skate
January 16 9:00am - 11:00am Try Hockey for Free
February 6 9:00am - 11:00am Learn to Skate
February 7 11:00am - 8:00pm Big Game Sunday
February 9 11:00am - 8:00pm Mardi Gras
February 14 11:00 - 8:00pm Valentines Day
February 20 9:00am - 11:00am Try Hockey for Free
March 5 9:00am - 11:00am Learn to Skate
March 5 10:00am - 5:00pm Kidz Expo
March 12 9:00am - 11:00am Try Hockey for Free
March 13 11:00am - 8:00pm Last Day to Skate!
March 14 Ice Rink Closed  See you next winter!

Thank you to our 2015-16 sponsors: