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Public Ice Skating

When: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until January 21st
Where: Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main St
Hours of Operation:
Thursdays and Fridays 5 - 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 6 p.m.

Broomball 2018

When: Friday 01/19/18 4:00 PM
Where: Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main St
By their very nature, some groups will always be natural rivals: Cats and Dogs, Red Sox fans and Yankees fans, City officials and the media, Worcester Fire Department and Worcester Police Department (Official). On Friday, January 19, from 4-5 p.m., the Worcester Common Oval will host two "friendly" broomball matches: 1. Worcester Fire Department vs. Worcester Police Department 2. City Hall vs. The Media We know they can handle the heat, but how will they compete on ice?! Broomball is a little like hockey, except it’s played in sneakers instead of ice skates; a broom instead of a hockey stick; and a ball instead of a puck. Following the matches, the Oval will open for the final Friday night open skate of the season from 5 - 8 p.m. Heated beer tent from 4-8 p.m. featuring Flying Dreams Brewing Co.

Curling Demonstration and Open Skate

When: Saturday 01/20/18 12:00 PM
Where: Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main St
Join the Petersham Curling Club, Marlborough Curling Club and Blackstone Valley Curling Club for an interactive Curling Demonstration in advance of the Winter Olympics. Watch professionals from three local clubs compete in a friendly exhibition game with play-by-play narration. Following the exhibition game, the public will be invited onto the ice to try this fun Olympic sport! Noon-2:00 p.m.: Demonstration/Participation 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Public Skating

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Programs & Initiatives

Arial Rendering of CitySquare Redevelopment


A $565 million project in the heart of downtown Worcester; one of the largest public-private development projects in the Commonwealth.

Rendering of Main Street Redevelopment

Main Street Reimagined

A plan to improve and beautify Main Street, including street surfaces and sidewalks.

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Strategic Plan Survey

We need your help! Take our survey and help guide the City's strategic plan. Enter code: Worcester

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Worcester Energy

Worcester Energy is a municipal initiative. It is brought to you by the Executive Office of Economic Development and the Division of Energy and Asset Management.

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Welcome to Worcester

Welcome to the country's most vibrant and livable mid-sized city! With a population of more than 182,000 and more than 35,000 college students, Worcester is the second largest city in New England. Centrally located, the City is under an hour from Boston, Providence and Hartford.

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