My kids enjoy ice skating, and we usually end up going in the wintertime, especially over the Christmas break. I heard that there was a new Flight on Ice skating venue in Schenectady, so we decided to check it out.
Disclosure: this post is not sponsored.
I pre-purchased my tickets online at Flight on Ice, including a skate rental. You also have to fill out a waiver before you go. Skating was $12pp and rentals are $10pp.
Google Maps didn’t do the best job getting me to the ice rink when I typed in “1 Harborside Drive”, and put me at the Casino, but now the pin seems to be correct.
Traveling on Erie Boulevard by Rivers Casino, make sure you look for the Mohawk Harbor sign where the apartments are, North of the casino and hotel.
We parked near the rink, as there was a lot nearby.
There is a clearly marked entrance area.
You check in at the ticket counter. I brought printouts of the tickets for a quick check-in.
We then headed to the skate rental desk, where we picked up our skates.
There are rubber mats from the tent to the skating rink, so you can go back and forth.
I do wish there were some areas to warm up outside, since there was a fire pit, but it wasn’t in use. Our friends went after dark and the fire pit was being used, so it is possible it is just kept lit at night.
The rink was not huge, but also and not too crowded. The ice was a little rough, and we didn’t see the Zamboni in use, although we were only there about an hour. It was also not particularly cold (low 40’s), but the ice was solid (no melted spots).
Inside the tent, there are heaters, which is nice for getting warmed up.
There are also picnic tables, games, and a concession stand.
Visit Flight on Ice at http://www.flightonice.com/
About the Author: Marysa
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Wow, this looks like such a fun time. 🙂 I’ve never been ice skating before but that needs to change!
This is a delightful set up! My daughter is an ice skater and coach. She’d love this place.
Super cute! What a great set up and looks like a great family outing and idea!
That is such a great sport, something which I have never done in life!
I wonder how they balance on those shoes.
Ice skating is so much fun! I have the best winter childhood memories of skating along frozen lakes and creeks when I was a kid. How great that you can take your kids.
Amazing!!! I love ice skating, we went to a rink nearby last week, had so much fun…
I wish we had one of these in our town!
I have never tried ice skating, but sounds super fun and I am sure you had a great time.
I am not a good ice skater, but I definitely want to visit this place. I am sure my kids will enjoy and love this place.
If given the chance this is a really great place to skate. I’ve tried ice skating when i was younger and it was so much fun. I’m sure my kids will love this.
This is the first time I heard about Ice Schenectady River Rink, New York. Seems like a great place. Can’t wait to visit it soon.
Haven’t been to this place although have visited NYC thrice. Looks like a great place for kids and adults alike, we love ice skating
I am so loving this and would love to see this for myself. I absolutely would love to see it with my family and I appreciate you sharing as I always enjoy your informative posts. My husband loves ice skating…..
Looks like you had a good time. I haven’t been to an ice skating rink for a long time. We don’t get cold weather here so no skating for us.
been a while since we went to a skating rink.. looks like you had lots of fun