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Ice Skating In Upstate New York

Another popular winter tradition in upstate New York is ice skating. The frozen waterways and ponds of the region provide the perfect setting for this winter activity. In fact, the first recorded ice skating competition in the United States took place on the Hudson River in 1841. Today, ice skating remains a popular pastime in upstate New York, with many outdoor rinks and indoor facilities offering the opportunity to glide across the ice. Here are some venues:

  1. Anthony J. Crisafulli Ice Rink in Thousand Islands
  2. Lake Placid Olympic Centre in Adirondacks
  3. Bear Mountain Ice Rink in Hudson Valley
  4. Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex in The Finger Lakes.
  5. Buffalo RiverWorks in Buffalo Niagara
  6. Buffalo State College Ice Arena in Buffalo Niagara
  7. Camillus Ice Rink in Central New York
  8. Casey Park Ice Rink in The Finger Lakes
  9. Empire State Plaza in Capital Saratoga
  10. Steele Hall Ice Arena in Chautauqua Allegany
  11. Wollman Rink in NYC
  12. and of course, Rockefeller Center in NYC

In addition to ice skating, upstate New York is also home to many winter sports and outdoor activities. Skiing and snowboarding are popular in the Adirondack Mountains, which offer some of the best slopes in the Northeast. The region also has many hiking trails that are perfect for winter hikes, with breathtaking views of the snowy landscape.

One of the most iconic winter events in upstate New York is the Ice Castles of Lake George. Each castle is built by hand with a daily process of growing 5,000-12,000 icicles that are harvested by hand and individually sculpted into existing ice formation. There is an LED lights display too.

Overall, upstate New York is a vibrant and beautiful region during the winter months known for its rich history and cultural traditions. And itssnowy wonderland.

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