10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in New Hampshire

By Kimberly Ripley

10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in New Hampshire

Ice skating is the perfect way to embrace winter’s cold while burning a few calories and enjoying time with friends and family. The following spots in New Hampshire are perfect for ice skating, so lace up your skates and get ready to maintain good balance!

1. Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Portsmouth, NH

Open seasonally, you can enjoy ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond. Learn-To-Skate programs ensure everyone gets a chance to make their way around the rink. In addition, there’s a warm viewing area and a café for those not up for enduring the cold.

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2. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, NH

There is an outdoor ice skating rink on the grounds of the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. Skate rentals are $10. The skating here is weather dependent. So the ice has to be frozen over an extended period of time for it to be safe to use! 

3. Loon Mountain Ice Skating Rink, Lincoln, NH

Loon Mountain has a lot of opportunity for winter fun, but its ice skating is particularly great. The rink is open until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and there are skate rentals available. To rent and skate it will cost $20. Do note that ice skating is weather dependent. Call before you go to see if skating is available!  

4. Stratham Hill Park, Stratham, NH

When the pond freezes at Stratham Hill Park, it’s open to everyone for ice skating. Nothing quite compares to skating in the beautiful outdoors, especially in place as picturesque as New Hampshire. 

5. Dorrs Pond, Manchester, NH

Featuring about 25 acres of outdoor skating, Dorrs Pond is adjacent to Livingston Park. You’ll be afforded absolutely stunning New England views as your skate on this pristine pond. And it costs nothing to do so! 

6. Occom Pond, Hanover, NH

Located on the edge of the Dartmouth College campus, near the Hanover Country Club, Occom Pond is perfect for ice skating. There is no charge to skate, but you do skate at your own risk.

7. Robin Hood Park, Keene, NH

A pond in the center of Robin Hood Park makes for excellent ice skating once it has properly frozen. The city of Keene grooms the frozen pond for optimal skating.

8. Schouler Park, North Conway, NH

A skating rink at Schouler Park is popular among residents and guests of North Conway. Skaters will appreciate the warming hut, too! 

9. Bow Town Pond, Bow, NH

The town pond in Bow is located next to the Bow Community Center and is open to all for skating. Check with the town first to make sure the ice has been deemed safe for skating, however.

10. Bretton Woods Ice Skating, Bretton Woods, NH

Contact the concierge desk at the Mount Washington Resort, as the ice skating rink is often open to visitors not staying at the resort! It costs $10 to rent skates. 

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