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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.

About the Oval

The Oval in WinterThank you for another successful season of skating on the Common! Be on the lookout for this Summer's Out to Lunch Concert Series!

Hours of Operation
The Worcester Common Oval has closed for the season.

Admission & Events
Admission for public skating is $2, children 6 and under skate free.

In the event of questionable weather conditions, please call (508) 929-0777 for updated Oval conditions and/or rink schedule and closures.

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

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.

  • We're looking for vendors! - View Photo - Mon 04/13/2015 10:09 AM
  • The snow is finally melting, the temperature is rising, and the Oval is transforming once again into a gathering place for our Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series! Crews were out this week getting ready to take down the skating rink, so keep your eyes peeled for tables and umbrellas popping up very soon...because, come June, everyone is invited to the Oval to enjoy free weekly concerts by a range of artists and acts by various talented groups from the community. Look forward to quality music accompanied by delicious food from area restaurants as well as the chance to peruse and purchase locally-produced goods at the farmer's and craft market. - View Photo - Fri 03/27/2015 01:12 PM

2014 - 2015 Oval Sponsors

Special thanks to our sponsors for their support of the Worcester Common Oval: Hanover Insurance Group, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of the Holy Cross and the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.

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