10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in Vermont!

While skiing may be regarded as Vermont’s main winter pastime, ice skating is woven into the fabric of the culture. The long, cold winters mean frozen ponds and rivers, and ice skating is another way to get a little exercise when the winter’s got you going stir crazy. Vermont has no shortage of skating rinks. You’ll find plenty tried and true ice hockey-focused town rinks, as well as charming, seasonal skating rinks. Here is a list of some of the best places to lace up the skates in Vermont.

The Ice Haus at Jay Peak Resort, Jay, VT

At Jay Peak's Ice Haus, enjoy the feeling of skating on the finest ice in Vermont. Put on your skates and appreciate the smoothness of an NHL-caliber arena featuring four locker rooms and areas for rentals and repairs so the action never stops.

Gutterson Fieldhouse, Burlington, VT

Burlington's Gutterson Fieldhouse is a remarkable 4,035-seat hockey arena! It is the biggest arena in the entire state and houses the Vermont Catamounts Men's and Women's Ice Hockey teams for home games. Standing next to the school's athletic complex, the building's magnificence will astound you.

Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena, Burlington, VT

Get your skates on and head to the Gordon H. Paquette Ice Arena for an electrifying spin around the rink. Let the winter air envelop you as you practice your movements on the ice or skate some laps. They even have skate rentals, public skating, and even skate sharpening.

St. Johnsbury’s Outdoor Rinks, St. Johnsbury, VT

Take to the ice with the community and enjoy some wintertime merriment! Volunteers have opened two outdoor rinks, providing free skating in the brisk winter weather. Come skateboarding to Four Seasons Park or Buck Park, with heated huts and glamorous lights. Spend a blissful winter's evening with loved ones, dreaming of twirling on the ice.

The Skatium Ice Rink, Waitsfield, VT

Enjoy the outdoor ice rink and learn to love the winter. Children and adults are welcome to join them on a joyous family day. Everyone is welcome to participate, with more than 110 pairs of skates available for rental. If you bring your own skates, they can also be sharpened. Spend a chilly day outside at the ice rink.

The Ice House at Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, VT

At Okemo's Ice House, skating is all the rage. It's a multipurpose, year-round sports pavilion. In the summer, play basketball or skate around the 115-by-215-foot rink. After busting some moves on the smooth skating surface, cozy up by the gas-powered fireplace. They also provide skate rentals in case you don't have your own.

Stowe Ice Arena, Stowe, VT

Witness Stowe Arena's ice skating magic firsthand. This facility debuted in 2013 and provides a sensational chance to go ice skating. Fine-tune your newest winter sporting prowess by skating on the ice, even practicing for an upcoming competition, with the first-rate facilities at Stowe Arena inspiring your inner skater.

The Ice Center, Waterbury, VT

The Ice Center in Waterbury is a snowy retreat for novices and experts alike. The perfect-sized rink, cozy viewing area, and team of licensed skating professionals make this the local gem for your family to skate. This chilly season, embrace the cold and return to your skating roots.

Essex Junction Skating Facility, Essex Junction, VT

A day of ice skating at the Essex Junction Skating Facility will light up your life! You may spend hours of satisfaction gliding around the ice at Foster Road Park. This top-notch wintertime adventure is waiting for you, so warm up and grab your skates!

Union Arena, Woodstock, VT

Union Arena in Woodstock is the locally preferred destination for all your ice skating wishes. From leisurely glides to championship tournaments, this leading facility offers skaters something to write home about. With its state-of-the-art rink and renowned coaching staff, Union Arena keeps everyone happy and safe.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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