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The best places to ice skate in New England

Posted On: 12/03/2018

Whether you’re a hockey player or figure skater, beginner or seasoned pro, New England has some of the most charming and magical ice skating rinks in the country. We’ve rounded up our very favorites outdoor spots to glide away into winter.

In Boston, you’ll find charming rinks both in the city and throughout the countryside. If you’re looking for an urban rink, there is no more iconic spot than the Frog Pond. Rent a pair of skates and glide around with the urban skyline all around you. There are also lockers, skate sharpening services, and skating aides on location. Cambridge Kendall Square Community Outdoor Ice Skating is a great alternative for a more cozy and festively decorated spot, with a nearby snack bar serving hot cocoa to keep you warm.

For a charmingly rural rink, Nestlenook Farm Winter Wonderland in Jackson, New Hampshire, is as traditional as it gets. The 3 acre Victorian Skating park is almost like a movie, with a white bridge arching overhead, and firepits nearby. For skating with mountain scenery, Bretton Woods rink offers gorgeous views of the the Presidential Mountain Range. King Pine Purity Spring Resort in Madison, New Hampshire, is equally charming, and located nearby to other winter sports and activities, including skiing, snow-tubing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and much more. King Pine Ice Rink also allows for night skating for a truly romantic experience.

For those who prefer a covered rink, Okemo Mountain Resort Skate Pavilion in Ludlow, Vermont is a regulation-size rink with rentals, warming areas, and fireplaces on site. SmuggsCentral Ice Skating Rink in Smugglers’ Notch, VT offers a far more relaxed setting. Skiing, snowshoeing, and tubing are also nearby.

There are, of course, many many more ice skating rinks throughout the region, so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs. Wherever you choose to go, our fleet is ready and able to accommodate your group, no matter the size. Let our chauffeurs get you safely and comfortable to and from your next outdoor adventure.

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