The 10 Best Ice Skating Rinks in New Hampshire!

New Hampshire is home to stunning, New England wilderness that make for truly magical winters. The state is defined by its tight-knit communities, most with an affinity for winter activities. You won’t have to look far to find an ice rink, where everyone laces up their skates for their own reasons. Whether you’re enjoying a day on an outdoor pond with your loved ones or practicing in an arena for that hockey game you have coming up, there is something for everyone to enjoy at these 10 great ice skating rinks in New Hampshire.

Nestlenook Farms, Jackson, NH

A three-acre, Victorian skating park straight out of a storybook. Sure to delight the young and the young at heart, make a day of it and take one of Nestlenook’s famous Austrian sleigh rides, or try your hand at snowshoeing, all in quaint, antique surroundings.

The Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Duck Pond, Portsmouth, NH

Nestled in the Strawbery Banke living history museum in Portsmouth, Puddle Duck Pond is a quintessentially New England experience. The rink also hosts professional skating exhibitions through the “Skating Stars on the Seacoast” program, and period performances during Portsmouth’s Christmas season.

Dover Ice Arena, Dover, NH

The Dover Ice Arena is truly a hub of its community. The arena offers opportunities for people of all ages to join hockey leagues, skate recreationally, and even enjoy a “Rock Skate” with music and lights.

Conway Arena, Nashua, NH

Nashua’s Conway Arena provides skill classes, lessons, hockey leagues, camps, and even an annual “Basic Skills Competition” to show off all your hard work. Ice rentals available for parties, field trips, and tournaments.

Icenter, Salem, NH

As home ice for four local high school teams, few New Hampshire rinks know hockey like The Icenter in Salem. A variety of classes and skill workshops are offered, including a Women’s Skill Class taught by former NHL players Dennis McCauley and Brian McGuirk.

The Rinks at Exeter, Exeter, NH

Stop by for a class, free skate, league practice or game, and stay for a bite at the Power Play Café, featuring snacks, soft drinks, beer and wine. The Rinks at Exeter also boasts a top-of-the-line goalie development system, led by Mike Buckley, currently the goaltending development coach of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Buckley is also director of goaltending at Pro-Ambitions Hockey, and his unique curriculum is taught at 120 locations across the nation. The Rinks also houses a Pure Hockey store for true beginners, or those looking to upgrade their gear.

The James W. Campion Rink, West Lebanon, NH

The James W. Campion Rink in West Lebanon is a gem of a spot for figure and hockey skaters alike. With available concessions, an on-site pro shop, and seating for up to 450 spectators, The Campion Rink is a pillar of the Upper Valley community.

The Merrill Fay Arena, Laconia, NH

Operated until recently as the Laconia Arena, The Merrill Fey Arena has provided joy to generations of local families. Offering programs for both hockey and figure skaters, an on-site pro shop, and free skate, The Merrill Fey Arena has something for everyone. Join them for their “Meltdown” event on select winter Saturdays for skating, a live DJ, light shows, face painting, games, and prizes galore.

The Ham Arena, Conway, NH

On top of their comprehensive schedule of figure, hockey, and free skating, the Ham Arena offers a truly unique opportunity for area adults: A curling league. Master the centuries old “Roarin Game” in a competitive but social network of eight Ham Arena teams.

Churchill Rink at Jackson Landing, Durham, NH

Churchill Rink offers a covered, regulation size skating surface with open walls to provide a festive experience no matter the weather! Whether you’re just learning to skate, or honing your hockey skills, Churchill has the program for you.

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468 Province Road, Laconia, NH
Mission StatementThe Merrill Fay Arena is owned and operated by the Winnipesaukee Skating Club, a New Hampshire non-profit 501c3 corporation, doing... Read More
15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH
The Everett Arena is owned and operated by the City of Concord. The arena was built in 1964 and taken over by the city in the mid 1980's. The arena... Read More
311 West River Road, Hooksett, NH
The Tri-Town Ice Arena is New Hampshire's FIRST two rink complex in the State. Completed in the Spring of 1998, the Tri-Town Ice Arena contains 78,... Read More
129 NH Rt-175A, Holderness, NH
Plymouth State University Ice Arena is home to Plymouth State Panther men's and women's hockey and offers programs to the general public including ... Read More
390 Pine Hill Road, Wolfeboro, NH
The Pop Whalen Ice Arena is operated as an Enterprise Fund by the Town of Wolfeboro and is host to many hockey leagues in the Lakes and Seacoast Re... Read More
1 Electric Street, Manchester, NH
History The West Side Ice Arena was completed in 1974, under the administration of Mayor Sylvio Dupuis. In the summer of 2003, extensive improvemen... Read More
303 Beech Street, Manchester, NH
Constructed under the administration of Mayors Jospahat T. Benoit and John C. Mongan, and completed in 1963, the arena was home to the Manchester B... Read More
25 Village Road, Waterville Valley, NH
The Waterville Valley Ice Arena, nestled in the heart of New Hampshire's picturesque White Mountains, is the ideal destination for all your ice-rec... Read More
63A Lowell Street, Rochester, NH
Ice rink September-March. Roller skating April-August. Fitness studio. Event room. Read More
20 Constitution Drive, Hudson, NH
This learn to skate program gives skaters of all levels the tools they need to learn and refine their skills. Whether you are interested in figure ... Read More
5 Stadium Drive, Nashua, NH
Conway Arena has hosted many specialty events over the last 11 years. Some of these events include: charity tournaments, hockey tournaments, school... Read More
60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, NH
History:When the Kancamagus Highway was being constructed between Lincoln and Conway in 1960-61, Sherman Adams, former New Hampshire governor and P... Read More
1251 Eaton Road, Route 153, East Madison, NH
About Us:King Pine is located in East Madison, New Hampshire and has established a rich tradition of delivering enjoyment for kids and their famili... Read More
9 Old Piscataqua Road, Durham, NH
Public Skating Ice skating sessions for All Ages are one of the main attractions at Jackson's Landing Ice Rink. Ice Skating provides great exercise... Read More
60 Lowell Road, Salem, NH
40 Industrial Drive, Exeter, NH
The Rinks At Exeter is a state of the art twin ice rinks facility that is open to families year round. The Rinks offers public skating, youth hocke... Read More
87 West Main Street, Conway, NH
the Ham Arena offers ice hockey programs and dedicated figure skating practice. No trip to New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley would be complet... Read More
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