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The Worcester Common Oval

The Worcester Common Oval

Located behind City Hall on the Common
455 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608
For Conditions and/or Schedule & Closures
Call (508) 929-0777
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The Worcester Common Oval represents another success story for Downtown. This continued success is made possible by those in the community who recognize the potential of Worcester, and through their support and sponsorship, are committed to making things happen.

Annual Festival of Lights Celebration- Friday, December 2nd, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

About the Oval

The Oval in Winter

Following another successful 2016 Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmers' Market, the Worcester Common Oval will welcome the return of public skating on the Common.

Hours of Operation
The Worcester Common Oval will open for the Winter season with the annual Festival of Lights on Friday, December 2, 2016. Regular hours of operation are Fridays 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturdays 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and Sundays 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

The Oval is also open for daytime skating during school vacation weeks. During the weeks of December 26th and February 20th, the Oval will be open from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday.

Admission & Events
Admission for public skating is $5 (children 6 and under skate free) and $3 for skate rentals with a $25 refundable deposit per skate rental.

Check out the Oval Calendar of Events for an updated list of special guests and happenings at the Oval!

Weather Policy
In the event of questionable weather conditions, please call (508) 929-0777 for updated Oval conditions and/or rink schedule and closures, and visit the Oval's Facebook Page for updates on cancellations.

Private Rentals
For Group purchases and Private Rental information, please call the DCU Center at (508) 929-0163 for additional information.

The skating rink is professionally managed by SMG, the DCU Center's talented management team. The 12,000-square-foot rink, which is 4,000 square feet larger than the size of the Rink at Rockefeller Center, is complete with amenities such as piped-in music, skate rentals, concessions, holiday lights and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity.

Skate Rentals

During public skating hours at the Worcester Common Oval, ice skate rentals will be available for $3.

Planning to rent skates? Save time by printing the attached form below and completing the application in advance. Remember, you will need valid identification, PLUS a major credit card in order to rent skates. If you don't have a credit card, a $25 fully refundable cash deposit is required for each pair of skates rented.

What's Happening

The latest news via the Worcester Common Oval Facebook Page.

  • Today's opening will be postponed until about 2 pm so we can build up the ice a bit after all this warm weather. Thank you to everyone who has come out to skate during our opening weekend! - Sun 12/04/2016 12:36 PM
  • On the 11th day of Festival, Worcester Mass brought to you: 11 different food trucks 10 (and more) open rink weeks 9 cups of cocoa 8 coffees a-brewing 7 wreaths a-glowing 6 trees a-shining 5 local vendors 4 live performers 3 school choruses 2 sleigh rides and a live concert featuring Sam James! Front Street will be covered with food trucks galore! Bring your wallets and your appetite for this one. It's one you won't want to miss! - View Photo - Thu 12/01/2016 01:39 PM
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