About the Oval
Following another successful 2016 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 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 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Sundays 1:00 PM to 6:00 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 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday. Additionally, the Oval will be open on Monday, January 16th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
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!
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.
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.