Simoni Arena in Cambridge invites skaters of all ages for public skate. Photo courtesy of FMC Ice Sports
Simoni Arena in Cambridge invites skaters of all ages for public skate. Photo courtesy of FMC Ice Sports

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks for Boston Kids and Families

Ice skating is a staple wintertime activity for Boston kids, but who says they need to freeze while having fun? After a hiatus during the pandemic, these Boston-area indoor ice skating rinks are now offering public skate times again, allowing families to avoid the elements while enjoy some healthy exercise. Schedules may fluctuate with school vacations and events, and most rinks require advanced registration in 2021, so make sure to check each rink's website or call before visiting.

When the sun is shining and fresh air calls, try out one of Boston's outdoor ice rinks. And keep the seasonal sports fun going by hitting the slopes for some skiing or tubing adventures. Need even more ideas? Make sure to check out our Boston Winter Fun Guide.

2021 update: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded try using the see all locations in this article or “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

Connery gets a thumbs up from little skaters. Photo courtesy of Connery Arena

1. Connery Arena—Lynn
Note: Pre-registration required; no skate rentals at press time

(781) 599-9728
2021 public skating hours: Monday 2pm-4pm; Tuesday 2pm-4pm; Wednesday 2pm-4pm; Thursday 2pm-4pm; Friday 2pm-4pm

2. Porrazzo Arena—East Boston
Note: Pre-registration required; no skate rentals at press time

(617) 567-9571
2021 public skating hours: Monday 12:30pm-2:30pm; Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm; Wednesday 11am-1pm; Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm Friday 11am-1pm

3. Armstrong Arena—Plymouth
Note: Pre-registration required; no skate rentals at press time

(508) 746-8825
2021 public skating hours: Monday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Wednesday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Thursday 2:30pm-4:30pm; Friday 2:30pm-4:30pm

4. Simoni Arena—Cambridge
Note: Pre-registration required; no skate rentals at press time

(617) 354-9523
2021 public skating hours: Monday 3pm-5pm; Tuesday 3pm-5pm; Wednesday 3pm-5pm; Thursday 3pm-5pm; Friday 3pm-5pm

5. Jim Roche Community Ice Arena—West Roxbury
Note: Pre-registration required; no skate rentals at press time

(617) 323-9512
2021 public skating hours: Monday 2pm-4pm; Tuesday 2pm-4pm; Wednesday 2pm-4pm; Thursday 2pm-4pm; Friday 2pm-4pm

6. Asiaf Arena—Brockton
Note: Pre-registration required; no skate rentals at press time

(508) 583-6804
2021 public skating hours: Monday 3pm-5pm; Tuesday 3pm-5pm; Wednesday 3pm-5pm; Thursday 3pm-5pm; Friday 3pm-5pm

Photo courtesy of FMC Ice Sports 

7. Navin Arena—Marlborough
Note: Pre-registration required; no skate rentals at press time

(508) 624-5580
2021 public skating hours: Monday 2pm-4pm; Tuesday 2pm-4pm; Wednesday 2pm-4pm; Thursday 2pm-4pm; Friday 2pm-4pm

8. James McVann-Louis O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink—Peabody
Note: Limited numbers allowed on the ice; skate rentals available

(978) 535-1995
2021 public skating hours: Monday 10am-11:45am; Tuesday 10am-11:45am; Wednesday 10am-11:45am; Thursday 10am-11:45am; Friday 10am-11:45am

9. Daly Rink—Newton
Note: Limited numbers allowed on the ice, first come, first served; skate rentals available

(617) 527-1741
2021 public skating hours: Monday-Friday; times vary each week. Check Daly's website for updated schedules. 

10. The Henry Graf Jr. Memorial Rink—Newburyport
Note: Limited numbers allowed on the ice, first come, first served; skate rentals available
(978) 535-1995
2021 public skating hours: Sunday 3pm-4:30pm; Saturday 12pm-1:30pm

11. Ed Burns Arena & Ice Skating Rink—Arlington
Note: Limited numbers allowed on the ice, advanced registration is recommended; skate rentals available

(781) 316-3880
2021 public skating hours: Sunday 9:30am-10:15am, 10:30am-11:15am, 2pm-2:45pm & 3pm-3:45pm; Monday 9am-9:45am & 1pm-1:45pm; Tuesday 8:45am-9:30am & 11:30am-12:15pm; Wednesday 9am-9:45am & 1pm-1:45pm; Thursday 9am-9:45am & 10am-10:45am; Friday 11am-11:45am, 12pm-12:45pm & various evening skate times; Saturday 4pm-4:45pm & 5pm-5:45pm 

12. The John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink—Lowell
Note: Limited numbers allowed on the ice, first come, first served; skate rentals available

(978) 454-6662
2021 public skating hours: Monday 10am-12pm; Tuesday 10am-12pm; Wednesday 10am-12pm; Thursday 10am-12pm; Friday 10am-12pm

2021 note: At press time, the rinks below are still closed to public skating. Call rinks directly for more information.

DCR Emmons Horrigan O'Neil Memorial Rink—Charlestown
(617) 242-9728
Public skating hours: Sunday 2pm-3:50pm.; Tuesday 12:30pm-2:30pm; Wednesday noon-2pm (public stick time); Thursday noon-2:30pm.
 
DCR Steriti Memorial Rink—North End, Boston
(617) 523-9327
Public skating hours: Sunday 3 p.m.-6:50 p.m.; Monday noon-2:20 p.m.; Tuesday noon-2:20 pm; Wednesday noon-2:50pm and 10am-11:50am (public stick time); Thursday noon-2:20pm; Friday noon-3:50pm. and 7pm-9:50pm.; Saturday 4pm-9:50pm

DCR Murphy Memorial Rink—South Boston
1880 William J Day Blvd., South Boston
(617) 269-7060
Public skating hours: Large rink: Sunday 2 pm.-3:50pm; Tuesday noon-1:50pm; Wednesday noon-1:50pm; Thursday noon-1:50pm.; Friday noon-1:50pm and 6pm-7:50pm.; Saturday 7pm-8:50pm.Small rink: Sunday 10am.-3:50pm.; Monday noon-5:50pm; Tuesday noon-5:50pm.; Wednesday noon-5:50pm; Thursday noon- 5:50pm.; Friday noon- 7:50pm; Saturday 10am- 7:50pm

DCR Devine Memorial Rink—Dorchester
(617) 436-4356
Public skating hours: Sunday 4pm-5:50pm.; Tuesday noon-2:20pm; Wednesday noon-2:20pm.; Thursday noon-2:20pm; Friday noon-2:20pm; Saturday 7pm.-8:50pm

DCR Bajko Memorial Rink—Hyde Park
(617) 364-9188
Public skating hours: Sunday 2pm-3:50pm.; Tuesday noon-2:20pm.; Wednesday noon-2:20pm.; Thursday noon-1:50pm (public stick time): Friday noon-2:20pm

DCR Reilly Memorial Rink—Brighton
(617) 277-7822
Public skating hours: Sunday 2pm-3:50pm.; Tuesday noon-1:50pm; Wednesday noon-1:50pm(public stick time); Thursday noon-2pm; Friday noon-1:50pm; Saturday 2pm.-3:50pm

DCR Connell Memorial Rink—Weymouth
(781) 335-2090
Public skating hours: Sunday 2pm-3:50pm.; Monday 12:30pm.-2:20pm.; Tuesday 12:30pm.-2:20pm.; Wednesday 12:20pm.-2:30pm; Thursday 12:30pm-2:20pm.; Friday 12:30pm.-2:20pm; Saturday 2pm.-3:50pm

LoConte Memorial Rink—Medford
(781) 393-2380
Opens on November 29
Public skating hours: Sunday 2pm-4pm; Tuesday 10am-noon; Wednesday 10am.-noon; Thursday 10am-noon; Saturday 7pm.-9pm (changes may occur due to hockey schedule, check website for updates)

Veterans Memorial Rink—Somerville
(617) 623-3523
Open year-round
Public skating hours: Sunday 4pm-6pm; Monday noon-3pm; Tuesday noon-3pm; Wednesday noon-3pm; Thursday noon-3pm; Friday 5:30pm.-7:30pm (hours can vary, check website for updates)
 

 

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