Skating Hours, Rentals, Sharpening, Pickleball, and Rates



The highly anticipated opening of the New Pop Whalen Ice and Arts Center will be on Wednesday, January 4th at 4:20 for Hockey Practices. On Thursday, January 5th Public Skating and Stick Practice will begin. Please check our online schedule for times. 

We offer 2 types of public skating that are open to the general public: Stick Practice and Public Skate. . The rink is open mid-October through March.

 Stick Practice, and Public Skating are subject to change. The times listed below may change due to special events, holidays, etc. Please note specifically during Christmas Vacation and NH School Vacation weeks these times may not be accurate. For the most up to date, daily schedules click the button above!

Visit the link here to view our schedule and register:

Please click the daily schedule button above for weekend schedules. Our ice schedule on the weekend does change frequently, so please make sure to check the daily schedule!

We now offer Public Skating and Stick Practice Punch Cards. Punch cards and be purchased at Pop Whalen during normal business hours. Punch Cards are $30 and you receive 6 skates for the price of 5. ($6 savings)

Skating Rates:

  • Resident $6
  • Non-Resident: $7
  • Stick Practice: $8

Skate Sharpening Hours and Prices:

Skate sharpening is currently done by drop-off only.

Skate Sharpening: $7 per pair, allow 10-15 minutes to complete.

Laces, tape, and pucks are also available. 

*Please note that skate sharpening times may vary due to Back Bay's schedule. Back Bay owns the sharpening machine. They typically operate it during scheduled Back Bay Ice slots. It's always a good idea to call ahead to make sure someone will be available. 

Skate Rentals Hours and Prices:

Skate Rentals are available anytime there is  Stick Practice or Public Skating.

Skate Rentals: $5 adult or child

Skates must remain in the rink, no long-term rentals.

A limited number of child and adult sizes available.