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The Worcester Common Oval

Worcester Common Oval Skating Rink During Festival of Lights

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 Winter

Following another successful 2017 Out to Lunch Concert Series & Farmers' Market, the Worcester Common Oval welcomes the return of public skating on the Common.

Hours of Operation
The Worcester Common Oval opened for the Winter season on Friday, December 1, 2017. Regular hours of operation are Thursdays and Fridays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. through January 21st.

The Oval is also open for daytime skating during school vacation weeks. During the week of December 26th, the Oval will be open from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Additionally, the Oval will be open on Christmas Eve from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission & Events
Admission for public skating is $10 including skate rentals (children 6 and under skate free). Skaters that do not require skate rentals pay just $5 to enter onto the ice. Skate rentals require a $25 refundable deposit per skate rental.

Have your picture taken with Santa Claus every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas.

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 508-929-0125 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 $5.

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.

  • Just a dusting of snow possible for tonight's open skate, which only makes it all the more festive! The Worcester Common Oval Public Ice Skating Rink is open tonight from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Bundle up and spend Friday night under the lights. - View Photo - Fri 12/15/2017 04:04 PM
  • Central Mass Torah Center presents Chanukah on Ice at the Worcester Common oval this Saturday following the regularly scheduled open skate from 1:00-6:00 p.m. - Grand Menorah Lighting - Musical GLOW Havdalah - Latkes & Sufganiot - Falafel Bar - Fun for everyone The public is invited to attend with free admission onto the ice (skate rentals apply). - View Link - Thu 12/14/2017 12:33 PM
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