The Oval Ice-Skating Rink, brought to you by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Family Friendly Ice-Skating in Downtown Worcester, MA Is Back! The Oval Ice-Skating Rink, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, is now open!

The Oval Ice-Skating Rink, brought to you by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts


The Oval Ice-Skating Rink , brought to you by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, is now open for public skating through February 26, 2023. Located at the Worcester Common behind City Hall at 455 Main Street in Worcester, The Oval Ice-Skating Rink is complete with a number of amenities, including piped-in music, an assortment of concessions provided by The Dogfather, holiday lights and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity.


Hours of Operation:

FRIDAY: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

The Oval Ice-Skating Rink will also be open for daytime skating during school vacation in February. 

The rink will be open as the weather allows and any weather-related delayed openings or closures may be found at, on the Oval’s Facebook and Instagram pages or by calling the Oval Weather Hotline sponsored by Cornerstone Bank at (508) 929-0777.


Adult Admission: $5.00. Children ages 5 and younger skate for free.

Skate Rentals: $5.00 - Skate rentals are available to rent until 30 minutes prior to closing.

UMass Chan Medical School Little Helpers (learn to skate assist devices): $5.00 per hour.

Upcoming Events:

February 4 - Downtown Worcester Winter Festival presented by the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

February 5 - DCU Financial Fitness Day with free skating from 1:00pm to 3:00pm courtesy of Digital Federal Credit Union. 

February 11 - Date Night Skate Night

February 12 - Valentine's Day Skate Day

Accessibility at The Oval Ice-Skating Rink: The comfort of our guests is essential; therefore, The Oval Ice-Skating Rink recognizes the special needs of those guests with disabilities. The Oval Ice-Skating Rink is accessible with ramps for guests to enter and exit off the ice. Guests who require adaptive skating equipment may obtain the following at no cost (subject to availability) at The Oval Ice-Skating Rink: Skate Assistance Trainers or Bobby, the Seal Skate Aids (suitable for children; weight restrictions apply). Guests, with disabilities, may use The Oval Ice-Skating Rink independently or with the help of a caregiver. Please note that caregivers are required to wear ice-skates while on the ice. Everyone’s safety and pleasure in utilizing The Oval Ice-Skating Rink is important. If you have questions, concerns and/or additional suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

The operation of the rink is a private-public partnership that continues to garner widespread support, with sponsors and partners signing-on to assist with the financial and operational costs associated with the rink including presenting sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; premiere sponsors including: ASM Global, the City of Worcester, the College of the Holy Cross, DCU – Digital Federal Credit Union, and the Worcester Railers Hockey Club.

Additional sponsorship and promotional support graciously provided by: AC Marriott Hotel of Worcester, Baystate Savings Bank, Berkshire Bank, Castinetti Realty Group, Cornerstone Bank, Country Bank, Discover Central MA, the Dogfather, the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District (BID), Fallon Community Health Plan, Fidelity Bank, Franklin Realty Advisors, the Grid Hospitality Group, the Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, IC Credit Union, MassLive, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), Mercantile Center, Point32Health - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, UMass Chan Medical School, UMass Memorial Health, the Worcester Bravehearts, the Worcester Business Development Corporation (WBDC), the Worcester Red Sox, and Worcester Regional Airport.

For sponsorship opportunities, group, or private rental information, please call (508) 929-0100.