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

Public skating at all DCR managed rinks will begin on Friday, November 26, 2021
For immediate release:
11/24/2021
  • Department of Conservation & Recreation

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

Carolyn Assa, Communications Director

BostonThe Baker-Polito Administration today announced that starting Friday, November 26, 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will open state managed ice 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 18, 2021, weather permitting. DCR ice rinks will continue to adhere to City of Boston COVID-19 guidance, which requires all visitors and staff within public areas of the rinks to wear a mask. Appropriate signage has been posted throughout the facilities to remind visitors of the requirements.

“We are excited to again announce the start of free ice skating at DCR managed rinks for people of all abilities to enjoy skating with friends and family” said Department of Conservation and Recreation Acting Commissioner Stephanie Cooper. “As part of our commitment to providing the people of Massachusetts with safe and engaging recreational spaces, the Baker-Polito Administration continues to invest in our first rate state park facilities, including ice rinks, as a way to promote fitness, well-being, and community pride.” 

Public skating at all DCR managed rinks will begin on Friday, November 26, 2021. Public ice skating times and locations of DCR managed rinks can be found on the agency’s webpage, as well as a full list of all DCR owned rinks. Visitors are advised to call ahead concerning the availability of ice skate rentals and snack concessions. Additionally, adaptive programming is offered during the winter season through the agency’s Universal Access Program (UAP). To learn more about UAP, please visit the program’s webpage, where upcoming events are posted. 

The following DCR facilities will begin service this Friday:                             

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    

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

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.
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