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Blog :: 12-2012

Ice Skating in Vermont

Remember the first time you went ice skating as a kid? It was a magical (if not butt-bruising) experience. When the winter Olympics were on TV you idolized champion figure skaters like Dorothy Hamill or Michelle Kwon (depending on your generation). Or, on the flip side, you were a hockey lover through and through. You took to the local pond with a couple of friends, some make-shift goals and enjoyed heated matches of stick and puck until your parents called you home for dinner. Don't let your skates hang in the closet collecting dust any longer. You'll find a number of skating rinks in Vermont for getting on the ice at any age.

It doesn't matter if you're more of a Wayne Gretzky or a Scott Hamilton fan, ice rinks embody that timeless connection to our childhood and will bring back memories of your first days skimming across the glassy surface. Here's a guide to set your compass by and find your way to a skating rink near Wilmington.

To the East:

Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Brattleboro, VTPerched on the hill behind Living Memorial Park, the skating rink offers regular public skating as well as sticking hours. Rentals and lessons are available, along with speed skating and there's even a figure skating club that meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

To the North:

Riley Rink at Hunter Park, Manchester Center, VT The Riley Rink offers programs for students, parents and kids alike. Adult and youth hockey leagues compete throughout the winter season. Looking to try something new?The rink hosts a few non-traditional on-ice activities like curling and broomball.

Youth hockey at Riley Rink

To the South:

Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Skating Rink, North Adams, MA Just a short ride below the Vermont/Massachusetts border, the North Adams Skating Rink has a large indoor facility, professionally maintained and with a freestyle, public, speed and stick skating sessions to meet the needs of every ice-lover. Pop over to MASS MoCA while you're in the neighborhood to warm up and tour the contemporary art exhibits on display.

Right here: Birchwood Recreation Skating Area, Wilmington, VT (pictured at top). Located right here in the Chimney Hill community, our uncovered outdoor skating rink provides the traditional pond-style skating you grew up with. Open to owners and guests only. 9AM to 10PM.

For the closest access to ice skating and stick and puck action throughout the winter, there's no better option than one of our long term winter rental homes. So close you could practically figure eight from the rink to your door.

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