The Oval Ice Skating Rink, powered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, has closed for public ice skating and will reopen in December 2024!

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:

Re-opening in December 2024

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


Adult Admission: $6.00. Children ages 5 and younger skate for free.

Skate Rentals: $6.00 - 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.

For group rates, please call (508) 929-0162 or email

Private Rental:

Private rentals make for a great employee outing, birthday celebration, family gathering or other group activity.  There are a number of restaurants in the area that you can dine at either before or after your private rental. If you would like to inquire about renting a food truck for your event, please let us know and we can put you in contact with a variety of food trucks to select from for on-site options.

Private rentals are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, immediately before or after public skate times.

Rental Fee:

• $350.00 per hour with availability of rental skates* for your attendees.

• $300.00 per hour without access to rental skates.

*Skate rentals are $6.00 per pair. 

To rent the Oval Ice Skating Rink for your private event please contact (508) 929-0162 or email

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.

Individuals with personal assistive devices (adaptive ice sport sleds, adaptive wheelchairs (Typhoon), bar seat walkers, or other similar devices) may be provided private access to the rink ½ hour before or ½ hour after public skate times for their use with guests. There will be no charge for the enjoyment of The Oval Ice Skating Rink during these times.  Please contact 508-929-0162 or email to schedule this option.  A minimum of a one-week advance reservation is requested.

If you have questions, concerns and/or additional suggestions, please feel free to contact us at (508) 929-0162 or email

Thank You to Our Community Partners:


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 is graciously provided by:

AC Marriott Hotel of Worcester, Berkshire Bank, Castinetti Realty Group, Cornerstone Bank, Country Bank, Discover Central MA, the Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District, Fidelity Bank, Floor & Décor, Franklin Realty Advisors, Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company, the Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Hilton Garden Hotel, Homewood Suites Hotel, Jed's Hardware Garden & Rental Center, Kelleher & Sadowsky, Knight Dik Insurance, LEI Corp., the Mercantile Center, Point32Health - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Rockland Trust, Sullivan Insurance Group, Synergy, UMass Chan Medical School, UMass Memorial Health, the Worcester Bravehearts, the Worcester Red Sox, the Worcester Regional Airport, and the WRTA.