Governor Orders State-Owned Skating Rinks To Close

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The following is a press release.


BOSTON – Out of an abundance of caution due to the spread of COVID-19 in Massachusetts, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced the closure of all agency-owned ice-skating rinks statewide effective Saturday, March 14, 2020. 

Rinks managed by DCR will close for the remainder of the 2020 ice skating season which was previously scheduled to end March 22, 2020.

Rinks operated by third parties will close beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020 until Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at which time DCR will reassess circumstances. 

Framingham announced on Friday, March 13 that Loring Arena would be closed through at least March 29.

Additionally, during the temporary closure all associated events at these locations are cancelled.

These cancellations are consistent with the State of Emergency declared by Governor Baker on Tuesday, March 10, and guidance that conferences, seminars and other discretionary gatherings, scheduled and hosted by Executive Branch agencies involving external parties are to be held virtually or cancelled.

DCR Managed Ice-Skating Rinks

CLOSED FOR SEASON – Effective Immediately

Frederick Douglas Emmons Rink150 Rutherford Avenue, Boston (Charlestown), MA Private First-Class Steven J. Steriti Memorial Skating Rink, 561 Commercial Street, Boston (North End), MA Private First-Class Robert M. Devine Skating Rink, 995 William T. Morrissey Boulevard, Boston (Dorchester), MA Francis L. Murphy Memorial Ice Skating Rink, 1880 William J. Day Boulevard, Boston (South Boston), MA Alexander S. Bajko Memorial Skating Rink75 Turtle Pond Parkway, Boston (Hyde Park), MA Lieutenant James F. Reilly Memorial Recreation Center, 355 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Boston (Brighton), MA Kelly Outdoor Skating Rink1 Marbury Terrace, Boston (Jamaica Plain), MA 

DCR Rinks Operated by Third Parties

CLOSED – Effective Immediately Through Wednesday, April 1, 2020

William A. Connell, Sr. Recreation Center220 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA Honorable Charles J. Buffone Skating Rink284 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA Monsignor William J. Daly Memorial Recreation Center, 4 Nonantum Road, Boston, MA First Lieutenant Louis E. Porrazzo Skating Rink, 199 Coleridge Street, Boston, MA Jim Roche Community Ice Arena1275 VFW Parkway, Boston, MA Ed Burns Arena, 422 Summer Street, Arlington, MA Daniel S. Horgan Memorial Skating Rink400 Oxford Street, North Auburn, MA Representative John G. Asiaf Skating Rink476 Forest Avenue, Brockton, MA Reverend Romano Simoni Skating Rink155 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA John P. Metropolis Skating Rink2167 Washington Street, Canton, MA Everett Allied War Veterans’ Memorial Recreation Center, 65 Elm Street, Everett, MA Arthur R. Driscoll Memorial Skating Rink272 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink, 1010 South Church Street, North Adams, MA James E. McVann and Louis F. O’Keefe Memorial Skating Rink, 511 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA John A. Armstrong Memorial Skating Rink103 Long Pond Road, Plymouth, MA Mayor William T. Shea Memorial Rink651 Willard Street, Quincy, MA Staff Sergeant Paul W. Cronin Memorial Arena, 850 Revere Beach Parkway, Revere, MA Staff Sergeant Robert Pirelli Veterans Memorial Rink, 910 Panther Way, Franklin, MA Gardner Veterans Skating Rink45 Veterans Drive, Gardner, MA Collins-Moylan Memorial Skating Rink5 Barr Avenue, Greenfield, MA Veterans Memorial Skating Rink229 Brook Street, Haverhill, MA Henry J. Fitzpatrick Skating Rink575 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink382 Douglas Road, Lowell, MA William P. Connery, Sr. and Sons Memorial Rink, 182 Shepard Street, Lynn, MA John J. Navin Skating Rink451 Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA Anthony A. LoConte Memorial Skating Rink3449 Veterans Parkway, Medford, MA John W. Flynn Memorial Ice Skating Rink300 Elm Street, Medford, MA Max Ulin Memorial Skating Rink11 Unquity Road, Milton, MA Stephen Hetland Memorial Skating Rink310 Hathaway Boulevard, New Bedford, MA Henry Graf, Jr. Skating Rink28 Low Street, Newburyport, MA Kasabuski Brothers Memorial Rink201 Forest Street, Saugus, MA Veterans Memorial Skating Rink570 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA Ray Smead Memorial Skating Rink1780 Roosevelt Avenue, Springfield, MA Theodore J. Aleixo, Jr. Skating Rink150 Gordon Owen Riverway, Taunton, MA Veterans Memorial Skating Rink295 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 


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