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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Announces Closure of State-Owned Ice-Skating Rinks

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Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Closure of State-Owned Ice-Skating Rinks

Olivia Dorrance, Press Secretary

BOSTONOut of an abundance of caution due to the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced the closure of all agency-owned ice-skating rinks statewide effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. Rinks managed by DCR will close for the remainder of the 2020 ice skating season which was previously scheduled to end March 22, 2020.


Rinks operated by third parties will close beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020 until Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at which time DCR will reassess circumstances.  Additionally, during the temporary closure all associated events at these locations are cancelled.


These cancellations are consistent with the State of Emergency declared by Governor Baker on Tuesday, March 10, and guidance that conferences, seminars and other discretionary gatherings, scheduled and hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties are to be held virtually or cancelled. Additionally, today Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order prohibiting most gatherings of over 250 people to limit the spread of the Coronavirus.


For information about the Baker-Polito Administration’s ongoing efforts to prevent and mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please visit the Department of Public Health’s (DPH) website.


DCR Managed Ice-Skating Rinks

CLOSED FOR SEASON – Effective Immediately



Frederick Douglas Emmons Rink

150 Rutherford Avenue, Boston (Charlestown), MA


Private First-Class Steven J. Steriti Memorial Skating Rink, 561 Commercial Street, Boston (North End), MA


Private First-Class Robert M. Devine Skating Rink, 995 William T. Morrissey Boulevard, Boston (Dorchester), MA


Francis L. Murphy Memorial Ice Skating Rink, 1880 William J. Day Boulevard, Boston (South Boston), MA


Alexander S. Bajko Memorial Skating Rink

75 Turtle Pond Parkway, Boston (Hyde Park), MA


Lieutenant James F. Reilly Memorial Recreation Center, 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Boston (Brighton), MA


Kelly Outdoor Skating Rink

1 Marbury Terrace, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA





DCR Rinks Operated by Third Parties

CLOSED – Effective Immediately Through Wednesday, April 1, 2020



William A. Connell, Sr. Recreation Center

220 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA


Honorable Charles J. Buffone Skating Rink

284 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA


Monsignor William J. Daly Memorial Recreation Center, 4 Nonantum Road, Boston, MA


First Lieutenant Louis E. Porrazzo Skating Rink, 199 Coleridge Street, Boston, MA


Jim Roche Community Ice Arena

1275 VFW Parkway, Boston, MA


Ed Burns Arena, 422 Summer Street, Arlington, MA


Daniel S. Horgan Memorial Skating Rink

400 Oxford Street, North Auburn, MA


Representative John G. Asiaf Skating Rink

476 Forest Avenue, Brockton, MA


Reverend Romano Simoni Skating Rink

155 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA


John P. Metropolis Skating Rink

2167 Washington Street, Canton, MA


Everett Allied War Veterans' Memorial Recreation Center, 65 Elm Street, Everett, MA


Arthur R. Driscoll Memorial Skating Rink

272 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA


Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink, 1010 South Church Street, North Adams, MA


James E. McVann and Louis F. O'Keefe Memorial Skating Rink, 511 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA


John A. Armstrong Memorial Skating Rink

103 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA


Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Rink

651 Willard Street, Quincy, MA


Staff Sergeant Paul W. Cronin Memorial Arena, 850 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere, MA


Staff Sergeant Robert Pirelli Veterans Memorial Rink, 910 Panther Way, Franklin, MA


Gardner Veterans Skating Rink

45 Veterans Drive, Gardner, MA


Collins-Moylan Memorial Skating Rink

5 Barr Avenue, Greenfield, MA


Veterans Memorial Skating Rink

229 Brook Street, Haverhill, MA


Henry J. Fitzpatrick Skating Rink

575 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA


John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink

382 Douglas Road, Lowell, MA


William P. Connery, Sr. and Sons Memorial Rink, 182 Shepard Street, Lynn, MA


John J. Navin Skating Rink

451 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA


Anthony A. LoConte Memorial Skating Rink

3449 Veterans Parkway, Medford, MA


John W. Flynn Memorial Ice Skating Rink

300 Elm Street, Medford, MA


Max Ulin Memorial Skating Rink

11 Unquity Road, Milton, MA


Stephen Hetland Memorial Skating Rink

310 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford, MA


Henry Graf, Jr. Skating Rink

28 Low Street, Newburyport, MA


Kasabuski Brothers Memorial Rink

201 Forest Street, Saugus, MA


Veterans Memorial Skating Rink

570 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA


Ray Smead Memorial Skating Rink

1780 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, MA


Theodore J. Aleixo, Jr. Skating Rink

150 Gordon Owen Riverway, Taunton, MA


Veterans Memorial Skating Rink

295 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA





Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Closure of State-Owned Ice-Skating Rinks

Department of Conservation & Recreation 

DCR manages state parks and oversees more than 450,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. It protects, promotes, and enhances the state’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources.