Worcester Common Oval

Worcester Common Oval

Out to Lunch

Band Playing During Out to Lunch Concert Series

Returning for its 8th season, the Out to Lunch Concert Series and Farmers' Market brings live bands, outdoor performers, artisans, nonprofits, food, farms and fun! Created by the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the #MakeArtEverywhere campaign promotes the encouragement and ability to use your creative license in all situations with no limitations. This hashtag, along with the City of Worcester's #Worcester100 campaign, are only 2 of the many interactions of Out to Lunch this summer. Join us every Thursday this summer for fun for the entire family!

Out to Lunch

Worcester Common Oval Ice Skating

Skating at the Worcester Common Oval

The rink, aptly named the Worcester Common Oval and located directly behind Worcester City Hall at 455 Main Street, 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.

Ice Skating on the Oval

News & Events

If you have Friday night plans, change them! Come down to the Worcester Common Oval for our last Friday night of the season featuring Broomball 2018 and a heated beer tent with Flying Dreams Brewing Co. Watch City Hall take on local members of the media in Worcester's "Beat The Press" Broomball match followed by a friendly game between Worcester Police Department (Official) and Worcester Fire Department at 4:00 p.m.! Open skate from 5-8 p.m.
Posted: Wednesday 01/17/18 11:11 AM

Good Morning, Worcester! Despite best efforts to rebuild the ice after the warm weather and rain, we are forced to remain closed for the weekend as the current ice conditions are not optimal for skating. Please check out the Discover Central Massachusetts calendar for weekend events and activities www.discovercentralma.org.
Posted: Saturday 01/13/18 9:55 AM

The Worcester Common Oval will remain closed this evening as a result of warm temperatures and ice conditions. While the ice crew will be working on solutions to improve conditions, please check back for more information on Saturday's public skate.
Posted: Thursday 01/11/18 4:05 PM

Sometimes Mother Nature does rain on our parade. Due to the current rain forecast, the Worcester Common Oval Public Ice Skating Rink will be closed FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th. As a precaution, the Curling Demonstration originally scheduled for Saturday, January 13th has been postponed to Saturday, January 20th - same time, same place! Join us tonight from 5:00-8:00 p.m. to get your skating fix!
Posted: Thursday 01/11/18 12:57 PM

Due to travel and weather conditions this weekend, the USA Luge team will not be on-site as originally scheduled. Open Skate from 5-8 PM is still on and free admission will provided by Norton Abrasives.
Posted: Friday 01/05/18 1:28 PM

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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

Craft Brew Races - Worcester 2018

When: Saturday 04/28/18 12:00 PM
Where: Worcester City Hall and Common, 455 Main Street
The Craft Brew Races return to Worcester for a fun 5k followed by a craft beer festival. Tickets are available now at bit.ly/CBRWOR2018 Enjoy a relaxed run (or walk) through downtown Worcester and celebrate your achievement with an amazing craft beer event at Worcester Commons. We'll be pouring outstanding local and regional craft beers, making for an afternoon you don't want to miss. Beer fest-only and Designated Driver tickets will also be available.

7th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival

When: Saturday 06/02/18 12:00 PM
Where: Worcester City Hall and Common, 455 Main Street
Food Truck Festivals of America will be home in The Bay State for the 7th Annual Worcester Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival in Worcester, MA. Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will be bringing the ultimate food truck experience to Worcester's City Hall Common. Stay Tuned for Food Truck, Craft Brewery and Entertainment Lineups!* ATMs will be available at the festival. Children under 12 are always free. Food and drink will be available for purchase separately from admission. We'll see all you foodies out there! No refunds For more info and details, including what trucks are participating and beers available, visit our website at www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com To get more information on food truck registration, please complete the following expression of interest form: https://goo.gl/forms/GoKiV6FJDjPYin8n1 Sign up to volunteer with us as a 'Foodie Official'! http://www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/volunteer2018 *Festival details subject to change

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