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Second Rink Opened in Early September; Year-Round Skating Programs to Expand in 2013

SOMERVILLE - The Somerville Recreation Department announces the winter 2012-13 public ice skating schedule, which includes increased hours for public skating at two rinks.  Located at 570 Somerville Avenue, the Veteran's Memorial Hockey Rink and a second, newly-opened and yet-to-be-named rink include free public skating Monday through Sunday beginning this month.  The City of Somerville assumed maintenance and daily operations of the Veteran's Rink through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in 2010.  The new rink, which the City broke ground for in 2011, will formally open with a Grand Opening Ceremony in 2013.  Public skating hours for the winter 2012-13 season are as follows: 

Main Rink:

  • Mondays, Fridays, noon - 2:00pm: Free Public Skating
  • Wednesdays, noon - 2:00pm and 3:45 - 5:00pm: Free Public Skating
  • Saturdays: public skating hours will be posted at on a weekly basis 

Rink 2:

  • Mondays, 4:30-5:20pm: Somerville Skating Academy ($110 per child for 7 weeks)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm: Free Public Skating
  • Saturdays: skating hours will be posted at on a weekly basis
  • Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00pm: Free Public Skating  

For more information about programs and events at the rinks, or for general Recreation Department information, please visit



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