Glens Falls Civic Center

1 Civic Center Plaza, on Glen Street in Glens Falls, NY

The Glens Falls Civic Center, located in downtown Glens Falls, is a multi-purpose sporting and events arena. The arena seats 4,774 and was built in 1979. It also contains a 7,335 square foot banquet facility called Heritage Hall.

 

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Year-Round Entertainment

adirondack thunder hockeyThe arena brings a variety of entertainment to Glens Falls all year long. Originally home to the Adirondack Red Wings, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings, the Glens Falls Civic Center now hosts the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder.

Every winter, high school basketball teams converge on the arena for the NYSFSSAA Federation Tournament of Champions. The Civic Center hosted the NYSPHSAA boys' basketball tournament from 1981-2016.

The Civic Center also hosts concerts, ice shows, family-friendly performances, fundraisers, and a wide variety of other events.

Indoor Walking

Enjoy indoor walking all year! The Glens Falls Civic Center allows walkers to purchase a walking wristband to use the track at the top of the arena. It's only $10 for the public ($9 for senior citizens ages 65+) for the whole calendar year.

The Civic Center is typically open for walking from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Be sure to check the official schedule to learn about modified hours and special dates when walking is not allowed.

Public Skating

The Glens Falls Civic Center also has public skating! From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the winter, the rink is open to the public for ice skating. The cost is $5 per person.

Check the schedule for dates when public skating will not be available due to other events happening in the arena.

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