These last few weeks, step outside and you instantly know that you're in an oven - summer is clearly here. If you don't know how to swim, or perhaps don't have time for that, here are some ways to cool off in Albany area during the summer heat that involves frozen water.

Ice Rinks

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There are some ice rinks that are open during the summer - and although you may get some funny looks when you tell friends that you're going ice skating in July, you'll be nice and cool while they are sweating. Let them laugh all they want! There are two rinks (that we know of)  that are open during the summer - the Knickerbacker Ice Rink in Troy and the Schenectady County Recreational Facility.

Hey it beats walking around the grocery store freezer isle or sticking your head in your refrigerator!

Always wanted to learn how to ice skate!