Empire state plaza ice rink

Empire State Plaza Ice Rink

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. weather permitting!
Empire State Plaza Ice Rink Update
The Ice Rink will be closed Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4.

Upcoming Events

Notice
Winter Walkways at the Empire State Plaza
For safety purposes, the Office of General Services closes certain walkways and roadways at the Empire State Plaza. Please follow the signs for open and maintained winter pedestrian walkways.
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Learn more about events at the Plaza including our seasonal schedules, special events, the historic New York State Capitol, tours, exhibits, the Plaza Art Collection, and more!
Building Access Update
COVID-19 Access and Procedures
Given the upcoming summer and low COVID-19 community levels in Albany, effective Tuesday, July 5, 2022, visitors will no longer be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or vaccination to enter the Capitol and Legislative Office Building.

This change was made in consultation with the New York State Legislature and the New York State Department of Health. Capitol access will be open on State Street, Washington Avenue, and the Empire State Plaza concourse. Visitors are required to pass through metal detectors and have bags scanned through an x-ray machine.