Nice Ice: Where and When To Skate
There’s no shortage of ice in our region these days, but even if your driveway is as glassy as a skating rink you are not going to be cutting figure eights on it. Of course, there is nothing more romantic than skating on a pond or a lake, but when was the last time you saw a Zamboni grooming the ice at your favorite frozen swimming hole? Fortunately, there are public skating sessions at indoor rinks across our region (some at posh prep schools) that might be a good excuse to take a road trip to a town you’ve always meant to visit.
Sundays: 6 - 8 PM
Information: 413. 229.1290
Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield
Saturdays and Sundays: 2 - 3:45 PM; through mid-March.
$5 for non-members; skate rentals are available but get there early to ensure that you can get the right-size skates.
Wednesdays: 7 - 8:30 PM; through February 25.
Saturdays: 11 AM - 12:30 PM; through February 28.
Sponsored by the Salisbury Recreation Commission. $2 per person; no skate rentals. Skaters are encouraged to wear helmets and other safety equipment. Information: 860.435.5186
Sundays: 3:30 - 4:30 PM; through February 22
Sponsored by the Shraon Board of Recreation and Youth. Adults $2, Children $1. Information: 860.364.1400
McCann Ice Arena
Mondays & Tuesdays: 12 - 2 PM
Fridays*: 12 - 2 PM; 7:15 - 9 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 2- 4 PM
Adults $6, Children $4; skate rental $3
(*Friday public skating will be from 11 AM - 1 PM on January 9, 23, 30 & February 6 & 13; Friday Night DJ Skate, $10 per person)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink
North Adams, MA
Monday - Friday 11 AM - 1:50 PM
Friday evenings: 7 - 8:50 PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 2 - 3:50 PM
Adults $4, Children $3, Seniors $1; skate rentals $3