Union College

Directions to the Messa Rink at the Achilles Center located on the Union College Campus

For GPS:

City:                            Schenectady
Street Address:          
807 Union Street

Phone:  518-388-6284

Driving Directions from Ithaca to the Messa Rink (approximately 2 hours and 56 minutes / 154.85 miles from Ithaca):

From Ithaca:

  1. Take East State Street / RT-79 East.  Continue to follow RT-79 for 30.3 miles (approximately 40 minutes).
  2. Turn left onto RT-26 / RT-79 / East Main Street and continue to follow E Main Street for 0.5 miles.
  3. East Main Street then becomes RT-206 East.  Travel 26.7 miles (approximately 35 minutes).
  4. Then turn right onto South Main Street / RT-7 and go 0.01 miles.
  5. Take the 1st left onto East Main St / RT-206 and continue to follow RT-206 East for 0.6 miles.  You will pass through 1 roundabout.
  6. Merge onto I-88 East via the ramp on the left toward Albany (there will be a toll).
  7. Travel on I-88 East for 88.0 miles (approximately 1 hour 24 minutes – faster if you like to drive fast!).
  8.  Merge onto I-90 W/New York State Thruway West via EXIT 26-61 on the left toward Buffalo (another toll here) and drive 3.5 miles.
  9. Take Exit 26 and follow I-890 east to Exit 4B toward Erie Boulevard.
  10. Follow Erie Boulevard north to Union Street (second light after the Amtrak station) and turn right onto Union Street. 
  11. Drive for 0.9 miles and make a left at a light onto Seward Place.
  12. Follow Seward Place to stop light and make a right on Nott Street.
  13. At the first light make a right into campus.
  14. Take first left once on campus and the rink will be the second building on your left.