If the weather cooperates, the ice skating rink at the Empire State Plaza in Albany will be opening soon.

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Almost every year during the winter weather months, many people go to the Empire State Plaza to take advantage of ice skating for free.

The plan by the Office Of General Services, is to open the rink on Black Friday. According to the story that I saw on CBS 6 Albany, the hours for skating will be from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., everyday. There’ll be lockers available for you next to the rink. You’ll also be able to rent skates there, too.

This goes along with WGNA’s John Stanley story letting you know about the beginning of the New York Ski Season.

These area a couple of ways to enjoy the winter throughout the Capital Region.