Empire State Plaza Ice Rink
February 4, 2020
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Albany, NY

Empire 'Skate' Plaza to Host 'Winter Break Takeover' Presented by MVP Health Care Featuring Free Activities and Entertainment During Presidents' Day Week

Empire 'Skate' Plaza to Host 'Winter Break Takeover' Presented by MVP Health Care Featuring Free Activities and Entertainment During Presidents' Day Week
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Come Meet Captain Marvel, the RPI Men’s Hockey Team, and the Adirondack Thunder

New York State Office of General Services Commissioner RoAnn Destito today announced a full schedule of family-friendly fun has been planned for the Empire ‘Skate’ Plaza during the Presidents’ Day week mid-winter recess, Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21.

Presented by MVP Health Care, The Empire ‘Skate’ Plaza Winter Break Takeover will feature interactive games for the whole family, including a hockey shoot, cornhole, hula hoops, and giant Jenga. Visitors should stop by the warming station with that will feature heat lamps, gloves, hand warmers, and neck warmers, all provided by MVP while supplies last.

“The Empire State Plaza ice rink is a great choice for families looking to spend time together, make memories, and stay active over the winter break. We invite everyone to embrace the season and join the fun at the Plaza, especially the students home on break,” Commissioner Destito said. “I want to thank MVP Health Care for making this exciting new event possible.”

“MVP Health Care is so proud to sponsor The Empire ‘Skate’ Plaza Winter Break Takeover,” said MVP Health Care’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Del Vecchio. “This inaugural event is the perfect opportunity for families to get outdoors in the winter, enjoy fun activities, and celebrate this vibrant community in an active and healthy way. MVP will be on the Plaza throughout the day with games and giveaways that families will be sure to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there!”

Additional activities during the week include meet and greets with RPI Men’s Hockey and the Adirondack Thunder professional hockey team, ice sculpting demonstrations, a visit from Captain Marvel, a Rock and Skate, plus daily appearances by your favorite iHeartRadio personalities.

Phil’s Kitchen, located in the glass pavilion adjacent to the rink, will be open and selling refreshments from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 17

12:00-2:00     Kiss 102.3 appearance with D Scott

12:00-3:30     MVP warming station, games, and more

5:00-6:00       Meet and Greet with RPI Men’s Hockey Team

Tuesday, February 18

12:00-2:00     Wild Country 99.9 appearance with Jillian

12:00-3:30     MVP warming station, games, and more

12:00-3:30     Live ice sculpting demonstration by The Ice Farm of East Syracuse

Wednesday, February 19

12:00-2:00     98.3 TRY appearance with Jaime

12:00-3:30     MVP warming station, games, and more

1:00-3:00       Captain Marvel Meet and Greet

Thursday, February 20

12:30-2:30     99.5 The River appearance with Tracy

12:00-3:30     MVP warming station, games, and more

2:00-3:30       Meet and Skate with The Adirondack Thunder

Friday, February 21

12:00-2:00     99.5 The River appearance with Jason

12:00-3:30     MVP warming station, games, and more

4:30-8:30       MVP warming station, games, giveaways, and more

6:00-8:00       Kiss 102.3 appearance

6:00-8:00       Rock and Skate with Platinum Entertainment

 

Ice Rink Information

Hours:  Noon to 8 p.m. seven days a week, weather permitting. Closed 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and both 2 – 3 p.m. and 5 – 6 p.m. on weekends for maintenance.

Cost to skate: Free

Skate Rentals: $4 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. A photo ID is required to rent skates. Every Saturday is Hannaford Free Skate Rental Saturday.

Amenities: Lockers, skate rentals, and refreshments are available in the glass pavilion adjacent to the rink. Children’s helmets and ice walkers/trainers for beginning skaters are also available free of charge.

For rink status updates, and additional information on Winter at the Plaza events and activities, visit empirestateplaza.ny.gov, @EmpireStatePlaza on Facebook, and @PlazaEvents on Twitter, or call (518) 474-4759.

For event information including parking, directions, and ground rules visit empirestateplaza.ny.gov.