By now, with the kids off from school this week, you may be searching for ideas to keep them occupied. Fortunately, we have several ice skating rinks in the Utica-Rome area that offer public skating. Here are the details.

Whitestown Ice Arena. According to town.whitestown.ny.us.com:

"Whitestown Ice Arena

Contact: Mr. Jack Delmonte

Whitestown Community Center

1 Championship Way

Whitesboro, NY 13492

Hours:

Open daily from 6 AM to Midnight.

Phone: 315 768-6047"

Town of New Hartford Recreation Center Ice Rink. According to newhartfordtown.com:

"Town of New Hartford Recreation Center Ice Rink

1 Mill Street, New Hartford, NY 13413

(315) 724-0600

For a complete schedule of public skating, visit newhartfordtown.com."

Clinton Arena. According to townofkirkland.org:

"Clinton Arena

Contact: Michael Orsino

36 Kirkland Ave.

Clinton, NY 13323

WINTER HOURS (October-May)

The arena is open from 5am - Midnight or later depending on the daily ice schedule.*

Phone: Phone 315-853-5541 - * (info) Phone 315-853-5617 Fax 315-853-1368

Email: theclintonarena@verizon.net"

Kennedy Arena, Rome.  According to romenewyork.com:

"J.F. Kennedy Civic Arena

500 West Embargo Street

Rome, NY 13440

Visit huntcal.com for their public skating schedule.

Phone: (315) 339-7768"