Go Roller-Skating at These Hudson Valley Rinks and Trails

The beloved American tradition of roller-skating still rolls on...and the Hudson Valley is where to find it at its best.

If you’re searching for a family-friendly activity that is just as exciting as it looks, give roller-skating a go. Whether you prefer to skate indoors or outdoors, the Hudson Valley is home to a variety of rinks and trails that are sure to bring out your inner skater. Find a skate-safe site near you by scrolling through the list of the region’s roller-skating spots.

Guptill’s Arena

New Loudon Road, Cohoes

 

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Family-owned and-operated for over 70 years, Guptill’s holds the record for the world’s largest indoor roller-skating rink. The rink is open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition to the main rink, there are rinks for beginners and babies, an arcade, and a skate shop with the “largest skate inventory in the Northeast.”

When you get hungry, treat yourself to one of 82 flavors of Guptill’s Ice Cream, located right next to the arena. 

Hyde Park Roller Magic

Albany Post Road, Hyde Park

Let the magic of skating surround you at Hyde Park Roller Magic, which is open on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Wednesday nights are reserved for throwback nights, and students receive 50-percent off with a college ID, while senior citizens skate free on Sundays. In the evenings, a live DJ is present to bring the beats, and several special events are offered throughout the season.

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Murray’s Skating Center

Tuckahoe Road, Yonkers

 

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This spring and summer, participate in public roller skating, roller skating outings, or floor and roller hockey at Murray’s Skating Center in Yonkers. For public roller skating, general admission is $14 and skate rentals are $7, and the summer session runs from June 7 to August 30 on Friday nights.

Rail Trails

Throughout the Hudson Valley

 

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Roller-skating doesn’t just have to be an indoor activity. If the weather’s nice outside, take your skates to one of over 10 rail trails in the region. Boasting smooth surfaces with beautiful views of nature, these paths are a terrific way to get exercise, have fun, and soak in all the natural splendor the Hudson Valley has to offer. 

Rockland Lake State Park

Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage

 

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Another outdoor roller-skating destination, Rockland Lake State Park’s featured natural attraction is the 3.2-mile paved path that runs all around Rockland Lake. With stunning views around every corner and picnic areas abound, skaters will relish every minute of the ride. Strap on your roller blades to fly around the lake with ease. 

Walkway Over the Hudson

Haviland Road, Highland or Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie

There is probably nowhere in the Valley more iconic to roller-skate than over the Hudson River. As “the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge,” the Walkway—which stands 212 feet above the water—is where roller-skaters can enjoy gorgeous views over the 1.28-mile span of the bridge.

Wood n’ Wheel Family Fun Center

Route 9W, Ulster Park

At Wood n’ Wheel, the whole family is invited to enjoy roller-skating again and again. Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, skaters of all ages can try out either “quad” or inline skates. The fun center follows the Kingston schools calendars, and is open most days that the schools have off for holidays. Other attractions at the center include bumper cars, laser tag, and hillside tubing.

Related: Your Guide to Skateparks in the Hudson Valley

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