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Newton Highlands skating rink opens today

2013 January 2
by Greg Reibman

The ice skating rink adjacent to the Hyde Center in Newton Highlands officially opens today at 3 p.m.  and, thanks to the lights Alderman John Rice will be putting up today, will remain open until 8 p.m.

If anyone knows of other rinks that are open please tell us about in in comments.



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  1. mgwa permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:48 AM

    Thank you to all for putting this together each year!

  2. Groot Gregory permalink
    January 2, 2013 12:21 PM

    Special thanks need to go to Paul Gilbert and his team for the rink construction. He has been gracious to not balk each time John Rice says “It’s got to be bigger!”.

    Thanks Paul

  3. Max Goldsmith permalink
    January 2, 2013 07:12 PM

    While not quite in Newton, the Daly Rink on Nonantum Road has long served the Newton Corner community. Now operated under contract from Mass DCR by Newton Country Day School, there is still public access:
    Daly Memorial Rink
    Nonantum Rd
    Brighton, MA
    October- March 31, 2012
    Public Skating Hours
    Monday-Thursday 9am.-10:45am
    Saturday 2pm – 4pm
    7pm – 9pm
    Sunday 2pm -5pm

  4. January 2, 2013 09:42 PM

    Newtonville one still working on getting the funding to build again this year… fingers crossed

  5. fignewtonville permalink
    January 3, 2013 07:17 AM

    Emily, where are you trying to build it in Newtonville?

  6. Native Newtonian permalink
    January 3, 2013 11:47 AM

    Is the Newton Centre one open?

  7. January 3, 2013 02:38 PM

    @Max: that is a nice rink and they rent skates too.

    Of course, the Highlands rink is free! Then you can use the money you saved and invest in some excellent hot coco from either Lincoln Street Coffee or Bread and Chocolate.

  8. BOB BURKE permalink
    January 3, 2013 02:52 PM

    I was born and grew up in the Highlands. The folks from the past here would be astonished and a bit envious to come back and see this rink. It’s a real tribute to Paul Gilbert, John Rice and all the other people that helped put it together. BTW. The Lincoln Street Coffee adds a lot of super whipped cream to their Hot Chocolate.

  9. Dana Hanson permalink
    January 3, 2013 04:15 PM

    I’m channeling all emotional energy towards a sustained deep freeze so the Cove Playground on the Charles in Auburndale will open this year. Last year was a bust, but two years ago we had more skating in one season than we’d had over the whole prior decade. (The city is fantastic about opening and staffing it when the sun, moon, and stars align just right…we need cold for a couple of weeks and no snow and then we should be golden–fingers crossed!)

  10. January 4, 2013 11:37 PM

    @Fig: Last year it was on softball field at Albemarle… this year city told us to put it behind the basketball courts. Funding not looking good though so we may have to take a year off. If we can get a Newtonville Area Council established, the city will cover the insurance and that would save close to $1K… anyone willing to help collect signatures for this worthy effort, let me know:

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