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Skate the day away!

Cold winter days are an ice skater's delight in the Adirondack Hub. Skating is a fun activity for the whole family, and a fantastic way to get the most out of winter. The region has many options for skating  - enjoy maintained ice on town ice rinks, or experience the beautiful wild ice of frozen lakes and ponds!

Town ice skating rinks

During the winter months, the town pavilion in the Town of Schroon becomes the Schroon Lake Ice Rink. Skate for free under the shelter of the town pavilion on maintained ice! The rink is open when conditions allow for a safe skating. Need to borrow skates? The town's Youth Commission may have your size. Visit the Town of Schroon Skating Rink website for contact info.

Across the street from Overlook Park in Newcomb you'll find the Newcomb Ice Skating Rink. Rules for rink use include: have fun and be safe! Visit the Town of Newcomb Ice Skating Rink website to view a map, hours of operation, contact information and more. 

Another great spot for skating is the Minerva Ice Skating Rink, located in the pavilion at Donnelly Beach. The skating rink is open, weather permitting, and has outdoor lighting for nighttime skating. Visit the Town of Minerva Ice Skating Rink website for additional information.

Wild ice

Skating on the ice of frozen lakes and ponds is an unforgettable experience, and there are many options to choose from in the Adirondack Hub. Some of the local favorite skating spots are on Schroon Lake, where you can park, lace up your skates and get out on the ice via the public boat launch. Minerva Lake also keeps an area clear for skating, once the lake is frozen and the ice is suitable for skaters, near the recreation area and ice rink at Donnelly Beach.


The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

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Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

In winter, it is especially important to come prepared and practice ways to Love Your ADK; the best way to avoid emergencies is to properly plan and prepare for your trip.

Ice Skating



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