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Times Union Center
Albany Dining AND Group Dining
Group Activities
Downtown Albany Attractions
Lark Street
Wolf Road area
Trolley Service
Ride Share Information
Useful Links

 

Synchronized Skaters
Welcome to Albany, New York!
January 15 - 19, 2020
Times Union Center
 

Over the past four centuries, Albany has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State's Capital City in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley.  Residents and visitors alike enjoy four unique seasons of free festivals and events, historic masterpieces, one-of-a-kind attractions, premiere shopping, and memorable meals. Teams and spectators will have many winter options to choose from while they are in Albany during the competition.  On behalf of Discover Albany, our Board of Directors and our entire community, we look forward to welcoming you!

 

Skating is making things pop Downtown!

Skating is making things pop Downtown! Video by Jordan McClendon

Need Help?

Deb

 

If there is anything we can do prior to and while you are here, please contact Debby Goedeke, Convention Services Manager at 1-800-258-3582 x 100. Enjoy your stay and come back soon!

Times Union Center - Downtown Albany

Albany's Times Union Center will be your home and is proud to host the Synchronized Skating Championships.   Formerly the Pepsi Arena, this facility continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the Times Union Center is "Upstate New York's Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility."

Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world's largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles.

As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year.

In addition to being a regular Northeast concert stop, the Center has developed into a sports fan's dream. the Times Union Center is home to the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League and Siena Saints Division I College basketball team. Other sporting events entertaining fans of the Capital Region include the NBA Classic, the NHL Face-Off, high school basketball and the NYSPHAA High School state wrestling championships.

The Times Union Center is a regular host to premier NCAA events. In 1995, the Center hosted the first sold out NCAA Men's Basketball Championship East Regional First and Second Rounds in the nation. The Center hosted the NCAA Hockey National Championships in 1992 and the NCAA Hockey East Regional in 1994, 1996 and 1998. The Center looks forward to celebrating the new millennium with several NCAA events calling Times Union Center home. The NCAA Hockey East Regional returned in 2000 and college hockey's National Championship took place in 2001. The NCAA Wrestling National Championships visited Albany for the first time in 2002, and the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship East Regional took to the Center's hardcourt in 2003. In 2004, 2006 & 2008 the Center welcomed back the Division I NCAA men's hockey East regionals.

 

Discover Winter in Albany

Discover Winter in Albany

 

Albany Dining AND Group Dining

Click here for Albany's group dining options while you are in town!......if you require group catering any one of these restaurants will be happy to assist you!  There is something for everyone to take a bite of!

Hot Spots to Eat, Drink and Repeat 

Where do you like to eat and drink?

Where do you like to eat and drink?

 

Fun for the Whole Group

Whether you’re looking for an indoor rock gym, roller skating, an indoor aquarium, bowling or laser tag, there is something for everyone.  Click here for our Group Activities.  

 

What is There To Do in This 400-Year-Old City?

Great Fun in Albany!

Why Albany

 

Downtown Albany Attractions 

Welcome to Albany, the Capital City of New York State!  We hope you will have time to explore our beautiful 400-year-old city.  Albany's history combined with our rich Dutch architecture tell an important American story.  

Downtown Albany is home to the New York State Museum, one of the country's largest with a September 11 exhibit and a working carousel on the 4th floor.  The Albany Institute of History & Art is home to "Albany's Mummies" and was founded in 1791.  The Corning Tower Observation Deck at the Empire State Plaza is where you not only get a bird's eye view of Albany but also three mountain ranges - the Adirondacks, Berkshires, and Catskills.   
 

The Discover Albany Visitors Center offers visitors access to information seven days a week.  The knowledgeable staff can answer visitor inquiries and they are well stocked with travel brochures about New York's Capital Region.

The Visitors Center is also home to the USS Albany Exhibit, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the National Heritage of the City of Albany and to honor all those who proudly served aboard ships named after the capital city of New York State. Experience the rich history of the USS Albany ships starting in 1846 to the current day. Come walk through history and view memorabilia!

 

Lark Street 

Located just a short walk from downtown Albany's business district is Lark Street, often referred to as the "Greenwich Village" of the Capital Region. With countless restaurants, cafes, art galleries, boutiques and more, Lark Street is reminiscent of the great and colorful neighborhoods of Manhattan. For more information on dining and shopping on Lark Street, please click here.

 

Lark Street

Lark Street

 

Downtown Albany Area Information 

Banks

   

Citizens Bank

10 North Pearl Street

(518) 447-0151

Key Bank

120 State Street

(518) 433-2000

NBT Bank of Albany

54 State Street 

(518) 426-3285

Pioneer Bank          

 90 State Street                       

(518) 427-5913

Medical Care Facilities

   

Albany Medical Center

43 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 262-3125

Albany Memorial Hospital

600 Northern Boulevard

(518) 471-3221

St. Peter's Hospital

315 South Manning Boulevard

(518) 525-1550

Pharmacies

   

CVS

16 New Scotland Avenue

(518) 434-0667

Rite Aid

17 North Pearl Street

(518) 434-6024

     

Wolf Road

On Wolf Road you will find many options for shopping and dining, including over 40 restaurants and the Colonie Center Shopping Mall featuring L.L. Bean, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Christmas Tree Shops, Sephora, Regal Cinemas Stadium 13 and more.

Wolf Road Area Information 

Banks

 

 

Bank of America       

133 Wolf Rd

518-459-9003 

KeyBank

95 Wolf Rd

518-453-1612            

Trustco Bank

34 Wolf Rd

518-458-7761 

Churches

 

 

Blessed Virgin Mary Church   

250 Maxwell Rd

518-453-2258

Christ Our Light Catholic Church

1 Maria Dr

518-459-6635

St. Francis Chapel

Wolf Road Shoppers Park
145 Wolf Rd

518-459-2854

Pharmacies

 

 

CVS

465 Sand Creek Rd

518-482-2835 

Hannaford Pharmacy

96 Wolf Rd

518-482-1085 

Rite Aid

463 Albany Shaker Rd

518-458-1205 

 

Free Trolley Service in Downtown Albany 

While you are in downtown Albany be sure to take advantage of the Capital City Trolley. This free trolley service will operate every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night from 5:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., bringing residents and tourists alike to popular restaurants and attractions downtown, such as: Times Union Center, Albany Capital Center, Lark Street, Palace Theatre, hotels, and much more! Click here  for route information and download the free Cityfinder App by Transfinder, to track the trolley from your phone! Thank you to our partners at Capital District Transportation Authority and our community partners for providing this complimentary transportation!

Ride Share Options 

Uber and Lyft are both available in Albany.

 

Useful Links

Listed below are several useful links that will provide you with additional tournament information as well as information regarding services, shopping, and dining in the Capital Region. 

Albany Attractions
Albany Calendar of Events
Downtown Albany Parking Information
Downtown Albany Map/Dining Options

Wolf Road Map/Dining Options
Youth Group Activities 

Shopping Information
Colonie Center Mall
Crossgates Mall
Stuyvesant Plaza


Travel Information
Albany International Airport
Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Driving Directions
Megabus