If you want to get on the ice with the kids, or let them skate off a little energy without you, local rinks offer skate times throughout the week that are open to the public. Most charge an admission fee, but a few offer free public skating, as well as skate rentals and sharpening services. Check out the list below for a rink near you! [Updated for 2016/2017]
The Frog Pond
Admission: Admission price based on height – 58 inches and over:$6.00, under 58 inches: free
Skate rentals available – Adults: $12.00, Kids: $6.00
Lockers: $3, Bobby the Barking Seal skating aid: $10/hour
Public skating times: Mon: 10am-3:45pm, Tue-Thur: 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 10am-9pm. Special hours on New Years Eve & New Years Day
Bridgewater Ice Arena
20 Bedford Park, Bridgewater, MA [get directions]
Admission: Admission: $6 per person, Skate rentals $4 per person
Public skating times: Sunday-Friday 12-2pm in January and February, with a few dates altered. Stick Time and Extreme Skating also available. See website for details.
702 Belmont Street, Brockton MA [get directions]
Public Skating: Mon-Wed 12:30-2:30, Thurs 10:30am-2:30pm, Fri 12:30-2:30pm & 8-10pm, Sun 1:30-3:30pm
Admission: $5/person, skate rentals $5
Available for Birthday Parties!
Winter Skate at Patriot Place
Two Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA [get directions]
Children 12 and under: $6
Seniors (65 and older): $6
Skate Rentals: $4.
$2 off admission price with a coat donation to Cradles to Crayons
Monday – 4:00 – 6:30pm
Tuesday – 4:00 – 6:30pm
Wednesday – 4:00 – 9:00pm
Thursday – 4:00 – 6:30pm
Friday: 4:00 – 10:00pm
Saturday & All School Holidays: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Special Hours of Operation:
1/16: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Derby Street Shoppes, Hingham MA [get directions]
Skating hours are from 8am-4pm. Skate rentals not available.
Hidden Pond is located on the service road behind Whole Foods Market. Take the entrance at Bertucci’s. No hockey permitted. Skate at your own risk.
Pilgrim Skating Arena
75 Recreation Park Drive, Hingham, MA [get directions]
Little People Skate Time for kids in preschool through kindergarten. $4 each visit. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am and 1:15pm.
The Bog Ice Arena
188 Summer Street, Kingston MA [get directions]
Admission: $5/person. Helmets are recommended Skate rentals not available.
January Public Skates:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30am-12:30pm
No public Skate Monday January 16th!
There is no public skate Fridays. Public Skate time and Public Hockey time available Hours vary, see schedule.
PUBLIC SKATE SUNDAY JANUARY 8 10:40AM-12:50PM. JUST ADDED!
Shea Skating Rink
651 Willard Street, Quincy, MA [get directions]
Admission: $3.00 admission, Skate Rentals $6.00, Skate Sharpening $6.00
Public Skating Hours 11/27 – 3/11:
Sunday: 2:00pm – 3:40pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 2:40pm
Thursday: 12:00pm – 2:40pm
Saturday: 2:00pm – 3:40pm
Adult Supervision Required for ages 10 and under. Helmets suggested. Schedule subject to change.
Rockland Ice Rink
599 Summer Street, Rockland, MA [directions]
Admission: Free. Skate rentals are not available.
Hours: Public skate times vary, see events calendar.
Public Hockey will be on Monday’s and Fridays $5.00 per person – Ages 14 and Up.
Note: Public Skating and Public Hockey Hours Subject to change without notice!
Be sure to check individual websites before heading out, as times are subject to change without our knowledge.