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Press Release Baker-Polito Administration Announces Start of Public Ice Skating

Free Public Skating at Several DCR-Managed Rinks begins on November 25, 2022
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  • Department of Conservation & Recreation

Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Start of Public Ice Skating

Ilyse Wolberg, DCR Press Secretary

Boston — The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that starting Friday, November 25, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will open state-managed ice skating rinks for free public skating through the winter season, with the exception of Kelly Outdoor Rink in the City of Boston, which is scheduled to open on Saturday, December 17, 2022, weather permitting. To ensure a high level of access, for years, DCR has also offered adaptive programming during the winter season through the agency’s Universal Access Program. The Universal Access Program enables people of all abilities the opportunity to experience the state parks system and its many facilities through specially designed programming. To learn more about the program, please visit its webpage, where upcoming events can be found. 

“DCR ice rinks provide excellent seasonal recreational opportunities that are enjoyed by both the young and the young of heart during the winter time,” said Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Doug Rice. “Every year we are excited to begin the season with our free public skating program, where many come to our ice rinks for the first time to learn to skate, and others participate in fun activities with friends and family.” 

The following DCR facilities will begin service this Friday, November 25, 2022: 

Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Rink 
150 Rutherford Avenue,
Boston, MA

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

Alexander S. Bajko Memorial Skating Rink 
75 Turtle Pond Parkway, 
Boston, MA  

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

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

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

Public ice skating times and other details of DCR-managed rinks can be found on the agency’s webpage, as well as a full list of all DCR-owned rinks. Prior to arriving at an ice rink, visitors are advised to call the facility ahead of time concerning the availability of ice skate rentals and/or snack concessions.


Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration Announces Start of Public Ice Skating

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.