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Ice Skating on the Oval

Ice Skating on the Oval

Important Notice: Please note that until further notice, masks are recommended for all attendees in and around the Oval Skating Rink. Masks are required for those that are skating or on the ice.

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 ASM Global, the DCU Center's talented management team.

2021-22 Hours of Operation

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November 27, 2021 - February 27, 2022

  • Fridays:
    5 - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday:
    1 - 6 p.m.

School Vacation & Holiday Hours

  • Monday - Thursday:
    1 - 6 p.m.
  • Friday:
    1 - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday:
    1 - 6 p.m.
  • 12/23:
  • 12/24 (Christmas Eve):
  • 12/25 (Christmas Day):
  • 1/1 (New Year's Day):
    1 - 6 p.m.
  • 1/17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day):
    1 - 6 p.m.

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

General Admission Pricing

  • Admission:
  • Rentals:
  • Children 5 and Under Skate Free
  • MCPHS Little Helper Skate Guide:

Weather Policy

In the event of questionable weather conditions, please visit the Oval's Facebook Page for updates on cancellations or call the Oval Hotline at 508-929-0777.

Private Rentals

For group purchases and private rental information, please call the DCU Center at 508-929-0163 for additional information.

Skate Rentals

During public skating hours at the Worcester Common Oval, ice skate rentals will be available for $5. You will need valid identification in order to rent skates.

Plan Your Day

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.

Rink Rules & Skating Safety

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