Looking for a great place to skate? We’ve got a few suggestions below (as well as a full list of local lakes HERE that make for great natural skating rinks). Know of a great pond, lake or rink we don’t have listed? Please let us know in the comment section below. Please call ahead or go online for free skate times and outdoor rink conditions. * We re in the process of updating and confirming whether these rinks are still in existence and/or open to the public.
Blantyre, 16 Blantyre Road, Lenox: Outdoor skating rink (please call ahead for rink conditions). $20 fee; waiver must be signed at check in. For families with children ages 12 and up. (413) 637-3556 or blantyre.com.
Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires Skating Rink, 16 Melville St. Pittsfield: Public skate times take place every Saturday and Sunday, from 3-4:45 p.m. Price is $4 with membership, $6 without membership; skate rentals available while they last for $3 per session. There are also a number of Free Public Skate times throughout the winter, as well as changing hours so please call ahead or check the website at (413) 448-8258 or bgcberkshires.org.
Canterbury Farms Pond, 1986 Fred Snow Road, Becket: Ice skating, lessons, and skate rentals are available on a cleared outdoor pond which is much smaller than an indoor rink, yet big enough to glide and spin like a pro. (413) 623-0100 or canterbury-farms.com.
Dalton CRA Outdoor Rink, Main St., Dalton: Be sure to call ahead to see if rink is up and running. (413) 684-0260 or daltoncra.org.
Lenox Skating Rink, Orebed Park, Housatonic St., Lenox (across from St. Ann’s cemetery: This is a public outdoor rink. Opening and closing dates vary with the seasons. Please call the Community Center to confirm these dates. (413) 637-5530.
Monterey Outdoor Ice Pavilion, 411 Main Road, Monterey: (413) 528-1443, ext. 248. This is a free outdoor rink for families to use at their own risk until 9 p.m. except for scheduled hockey times. Some donated skates are available for use (more donations are always accepted). Details on rink conditions and the hockey schedule can be found on Facebook.
Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink,1267 Church St., North Adams: Public skate times vary; birthday parties can be scheduled during public skate times. Fees are $5 for adults; $3 for children; rentals are $4. Call (413) 664-8185 or northadams-ma.gov for more information.
Sand Springs Recreational Center Outdoor Rink,158 Sand Springs Road, Williamstown: ( $2 a person, some rentals available for $4). (413) 458-6026. Hours and more details can be found on Facebook or online at sandspringspool.org.