The City's 12,000-square-foot rink, which opened in 2012, is 4,000 square feet larger than the rink at New York City's Rockefeller Center. The Oval has piped-in music, skate rentals, concessions, holiday lights and more, making it a fun and affordable family-friendly activity. The rink is professionally managed by SMG, the DCU Center's talented management team.
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.
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 form below and completing the application in advance. Remember, you will need valid identification in order to rent skates.
Before or after your time at the skating rink, explore the many other amenities near the Common. For a list of options, visit Discover Central Massachusetts.
There is plenty of affordable parking available within walking distance of the Worcester Common Oval, including the underground Worcester Common Garage at 2 Eaton Place, Mercantile Center Parking Garage, Federal Plaza Parking Garage and the Pearl-Elm Parking Garage.