Wilmington’s Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Returns To Rotary Park

WILMINGTON, MA — The public outdoor ice skating rink at Rotary Park is back for a second year.

The Wilmington Recreation Department and the Wilmington Department of Public are ready to open the rink today — they’re just waiting for the week’s unseasonably warm weather to subside.

The rink, which is free to use, is located directly across from the Wilmington Public Safety Building, on the Church Street side of Rotary Park. Purchased from NiceRink Outdoor Skating Rink System, the rink is 52 feet by 100 feet. A floodlight was installed on a nearby utility pole to better illuminate the rink.

The rink’s rules remain the same as last year:

  • Hours of operation are 8am to 9pm
  • No hockey on the rink – no hockey sticks or pucks
  • During free skate, users should skate counter-clockwise
  • Beginners stay to the RIGHT
  • Experienced skaters should perform jumps and turns in the center of the rink
  • It is strongly recommended that younger or less experienced users wear elbow pads, wrist supports, and knee pads
  • No horseplay or fighting
  • No snowball throwing on rink
  • Ice skates only
  • All skaters under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • No tobacco products, alcohol, or drugs are permitted in this facility

In addition, the following warning, considered standard for such facilities, is posted outside the rink:

“The public skating facility is used by both experienced and inexperienced skaters. Serious injury may result from falling or colliding. The Town of Wilmington does not assume responsibility for injuries or damages to personal property. This facility is made available In accordance with laws governing recreational use (MGL Chapter 21, Section 17c). Use of this facility is at your own risk.”

Ice Skating Rink (Large)
The Public Outdoor Ice Skating Rink at Rotary Park, minus the ice.

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