Ice skating may typically be thought of as a winter sport, but with indoor ice skating, it can turn this wintery activity into year-round fun! Most rinks offer a variety of activities including public skate, skate lessons, open hockey and more! Local parents share the best indoor ice skating around Boston for kids. Use our interactive map to find a rink near you. Are we missing your family's favorite indoor ice skating rink? Add it to our list below!
The Skating Club of Boston
Public Skating is $8/adult, $5/child, $5/rental skates
Carly Follett: The Skating Club of Boston encompasses every aspect of ice skating from learning to skate to camps/clinics to competitive skating to hockey and even therapeutic skating. This arena has it all! The Skating Academy program employs the most accomplished skating coaches anywhere; all are accredited by U.S. Figure Skating. Their goal is to offer top-quality instruction for all learning to skate in a fun and supportive environment. Enjoy an afternoon of skating during their public skating times any time of year!
Veterans Memorial Skating Rink - Waltham
Public Skating is $15/person
Public Hockey is $10/person
Carly Follett: Veterans Memorial Skating Rink in Waltham offers hockey, figure skating and recreational skating for all levels and ages. The learn-to-skate programs are taught through the Bay State Skating School. They provide a comprehensive ice skating program. Veterans Memorial Skating Rink also offers public skate times and public hockey times. Renting the ice for skating, hockey or a special event is possible with an associated fee.
Jim Roche Community Arena
$6/skater, $12/hockey player, $6/skate rental
Carly Follett: The Jim Roche Community Ice Arena is a full service skating facility. They offer a variety of ice skating lessons from the very beginner to the advanced skater in basic skating, hockey, and freestyle. The facility features a cafe style snack shop, a pro shop operated by Caparell Sports, a heated conference room, and facilities for birthday parties.
Bajko Memorial Rink
Carly Follett: Whether you're just learning the ice skating ropes or looking to join an instructional hockey league, Bajko Memorial Rink is the place for you. You can also find a quick pick-up hockey game at Bajko too! Give them a call to inquire about their leagues. In addition to hockey, you can take advantage of public skating! But don't forget your skates because this rink does not offer skate rentals.
Open year round
$6/skater, $12/hockey player, $6/skate rental
Carly Follett: The Asiaf Skating Arena is a full service skating facility offering an extensive variety of skating and hockey programs for all levels and ages. Amenities include a snack bar, skate rental, WiFi and room rentals for birthday parties. Stop in for public skating or public hockey and check their calendar, they offer fun special events too!
$7/adult, $4/child, $7/skate rental
Carly Follett: Daly Rink offers 12 hours of public skating weekly. They provide the best skating conditions during public skating because the ice is resurfaced every hour on the hour. Daly Rink has rental skates in kids size 8 through adult size 13. Need your skates sharpened? Daly does that as well; sharpening with the Maximum Edge skate finishing system. If you are interested in renting the ice for an hour or on a regular basis, call directly for pricing.
Warrior Ice Arena
$10/adult, $9/youth, $5/skate rental
Carly Follett: Come feel like a pro at the Warrior Ice Arena. This is the Boston Bruins new training and practice facility that’s also available to the public. The 200’ x 85’ arena complex hosts college, high school, youth and amateur level hockey. Warrior Ice Arena has so much to offer including Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey, Youth & Adult Clinics/Camps, Tournaments and lots more! If you're looking for a unique place to host your next event, the arena is a great option and they offer great pricing packages.
Ed Burns Arena & Ice Skating Rink
$6/adult, $4/child, $5/skate rental
Carly Follett: The Ed Burns Arena & Skating Rink is a newly renovated indoor ice facility. They also have a snack bar service and vending machines available in the main lobby. Plus, skate rental and sharpening services. The Ed Burns Area offers youth hockey, skating lessons, public skating and stick and puck practice. The rink is also a great place to host a birthday party or school field trip.
Walter Brown Arena
Open during academic year semesters
$5/skater, $5/skate rental
Carly Follett: Walter Brown Arena is the home of Boston University's club ice hockey. This rink also offers open skating to students, FitRec members and the general community during academic year semesters. Skating packages for public skating are available for purchase. The Walter Brown Arena offers skating lessons through the FitRec program during the academic year to children and adults. Reservations for private ice time can be scheduled by contacting the Arena directly.
Shea Memorial Skating Rink
$4/person, $6/skate rental
Carly Follett: Shea Memorial Skating Rink offers skating lessons, youth hockey and public skating. Skating lessons and hockey leagues are taught by professionals who provide a complete organized program.
Devine Memorial Rink
Carly Follett: Devine Memorial Rink is a state owned and operated facility open to the public for public skate and public stick time. Call the rink directly if you are interested in booking Ice Time.
Simoni Skating Rink
$6/person, $6/skate rental
Carly Follett: Home of the Baystate Skating School, and both youth and adult hockey leagues, Simoni Skate Rink is a great spot to practice different moves on the ice. The rink offers both public skating and public hockey time slots. Elegant skating more your style? Simoni offers figure skating lessons too.
LoConte Memorial Rink
Free admission, $5/skate rental
Carly Follett: LoConte Memorial Rink is a large indoor skating rink open for both public and private ice skating. They also have a pro shop located inside that sells a complete line of hockey skates, figure skates, skate blades, skate clothes and skate sharpening. Several skating programs are available for beginners to advanced in all types of ice skating and ice hockey. The ice rink is available for rental year round and is the most popular rink in the area for local hockey teams and tournaments.
Emmons Horrigan O'Neill Memorial Rink
Carly Follett: Although the Emmons Horrigan O’Neill Rink is the primary practice and locker room facility for the Suffolk University hockey team, it's also open for public skating. Skate rentals are only available on weekends. Call the rink directly if you are interested in booking Ice Time.
Steriti Memorial Rink
Carly Follett: The Steriti Ice Rink in Boston's North End is sort of an Insider's Secret. It's an easy walk from North Station. Skaters of all levels will enjoy this spacious rink and fun environment. Steriti Ice Rink offers multiple times throughout the week for public skating and public stick time.
Murphy Memorial Rink
Carly Follett: The Murphy Rink in South Boston was renovated in 2016 and boasts new locker rooms with showers, improvements to the existing lobby/warming room, a new skate shop area and much more. Murphy Rink offers ice hockey leagues for all ages. Whether looking for a no commitment pick-up hockey game, looking to join a league, or just enjoy open skate time, Murphy Rink has it all!
Porrazzo Skating Rink
$6/skater, $12/hockey skater, $6/skate rental
Carly Follett: The Porrazzo Skating Rink is a full-service skating facility offering an extensive variety of skating and hockey programs for all levels and ages. Amenities include a snack bar, skate rental, WiFi and room rentals for special events. Stop in for public skating or public hockey any time of year. Private ice time is available for a rental fee.
Cronin Skating Rink
$6/skater, $6/skate rental
Carly Follett: There is something for everyone at Cronin Skating Rink! Skating lessons are offered for all ages and all levels. Cronin is home to many local hockey leagues. Plus, they offer times for booking ice time. School and Group Skate Programs are also offered in an effort to introduce students and members to the many benefits of ice skating. This facility features skate rentals, a snack shack, party room, and free Wi-Fi.
Connery Skating Rink
$6/skater, $6/skate rental
Carly Follett: The Connery Skating Rink is a full service skating facility offering an extensive variety of skating programs for all ages and abilities. Public skating as well as learn-to-skate, hockey leagues and instruction are all offered at the Connery Skating Rink. You can register for all classes on their website.
James McVann-Louis O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink
$10/person, $8/child, $8/skate rental
Carly Follett: The James McVann-Louis O'Keefe Memorial Rink is a municipally owned indoor ice skating rink. This rink has public skating sessions as well as adult and youth ice hockey and skating lessons for all ages and skill levels. The rink is available for rent for birthday parties, holiday parties or corporate events.
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