The temperature is dropping rapidly in the Capital Region, and ponds and lakes across the state are starting to freeze. For fans of ice skating, it's almost time to break out the skates again.

The Greater Albany area boasts a number of fantastic options for you and your family to lace 'em up and go skating during the holiday season. If you're looking for skate rentals and snack bars, there are options for you. If you're looking for no frills, "skate-at-your-own-risk" natural experiences, there are plenty of those, as well.

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All Over Albany put together a great database of skating options, both indoor and outdoor, around the region, and information from that database was used in the creation of this list.

Here are ten outdoor skating rink options in the Capital Region, and what you need to know about each of them.

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