Empire State Plaza ice-skating rink to open Friday

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ALBANY, N.Y. – On Friday, the Empire State Plaza's ice-skating rink will officially reopen for the winter.

Hannaford Supermarkets will be sponsoring 'Free-Skate Fridays' this year, a weekly event that offers the public free ice-skate rentals every Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Rink, beginning on November 23rd at 11:00 a.m.

The New York State Holiday tree-lighting and fireworks festival will be hosted on Sunday, December 2nd between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Empire State Plaza.

The skating rink will be closed during the fireworks, and will reopen afterwards.

The skating rink will be open every day between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., depending on the weather, starting on Friday.

It is free to skate.

Skate rentals cost $3 dollars for children under 12 years old and $4 dollars for adults.

Skate rentals will be available whenever the rink is open.

A full-service snack bar will be open on Friday nights, weekends and school holidays.

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