Winter Activities

We want to keep the warming area open for public use but need your help – Please Wear a Mask!  As we enter the winter season and more park users go into the Warming Area for a respite from the cold, bathroom use or to tie your skates, please be mindful that this indoor space requires you to wear a mask.

Please refer to the cork board just inside the door for information related to Parks and Recreation programming.  Some activities will utilize the warming area, during these set times public access will be limited. 
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
Daily Until 9:30 p.m.

For skating information 24/7, including current conditions and updates, call 518-439-4955, option 7. 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.