It’s a sure sign that winter is on the way, weather permitting.
It's opening day at the Empire State Plaza Ice Rink, with the season's first Free Skate Friday.
The rink will be open from 11 AM to 8 PM 7 days a week.
Also this weekend, it's the Holiday Tree Lighting event at the Plaza.
Musical performances start at 3:45.
The Tree lighting and fireworks are at 5:15, followed by a special performance by Shaker High's Moriah Formica, who recently appeared on NBC's "The Voice."
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