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Ice Skating on Cape Cod and the Islands

Whether you’re an avid hockey player, a skilled figure skater, or are just looking to get out on the ice, Cape Cod and the Islands have an ice rink for you! Many skating rinks in Cape Cod public skating on cape codoffer public skating, as well as skate rentals and sharpening. You can even rent out the ice for a birthday party or other occasion! Hockey enthusiasts can join an adult pickup game, practice independently during the stick and puck ice times, take a clinic on skating or stickhandling, or watch one of the many youth games hosted at the rinks. Figure skaters will love the abundance of lessons, camp programs, and coaching.

On the Upper Cape, the Gallo Ice Area in Bourne offers learn to skate lessons, summer freestyle and specialty classes, stick and puck time, and is home to several local hockey teams and leagues. The rink usually offers public skating. Rent some private ice time for a birthday party or other fun occasion!

The Falmouth Ice Arena sports one full sized NHL rink and a second half sheet mini rink. The rink, built in 2012 with an emphasis on energy efficiency, offers youth hockey, figure skating clubs, adult pickup hockey leagues, and more!

On the Mid Cape, the Tony Kent Arena in Dennis offers skating clinics, tournaments, birthday parties and more. For hockey players, join a Laura Stamm Power Skating clinic or a Turcotte Stickhandling class to improve your skills. Public skating is not currently offered but check back for updates!

The Hyannis Youth and Community Center is home to twin ice rinks offering year-round public skating and lessons. The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Skating Rink, named for an outdoor skating rink that stood on the site for 50 years before ice skating on cape codthe complex was built, has ample seating for viewing hockey games, while the Patrick M. Butler Skating Rink hosts daily public skating on Cape Cod, learn to skate programs, and figure skating basics. If you’d rather hop on a skateboard than lace up your ice skates, you’ll find the Barnstable Skatepark right next door.

Serving the Lower and Outer Cape, the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans offers public skating, hockey, learn to skate programs, and figure skating.

On the Islands, the Martha’s Vineyard offers public skating, open stick and puck ice time, and hockey programs for kids and adults. The rink began in 1980 as an outdoor skating rink that was eventually enclosed for year-round skating and is the home of the Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club.

On Nantucket, the Nantucket Ice Community Rink offers a morning Adult Coffee Skate for those who want to enjoy a relaxed skate with friends and complimentary coffee. From birthday parties to corporate curling, private hockey and figure skating, there’s plenty going on at the rink! Join a summer camp or clinic, or hone your skills in a stick and puck session. The fun doesn’t stop when the ice goes out; the rink also hosts roller hockey, mini golf, and more!

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