MarketStreet Lynnfield Outdoor Rink, Lynnfield
Standout Qualities: This classic 50- by 100-foot open-air skating rink is situated on The Green, the centerpiece of MarketStreet Lynnfield’s community events, performances, and gatherings. The rink is illuminated by snowflake lights and features festive music during the holiday season. MarketStreet Lynnfield has been known to incorporate the rink into its numerous seasonal celebrations, including New Year’s Eve.
Insider Tip: With J. Crew and various shops within a skater’s-eye view, you can thoughtfully window shop as you go ’round.
Fun Fact: A 200-ton refrigeration unit ensures an optimal ice temperature, even in warmer weather.
850 Market St., Lynnfield, 781-484-5400, marketstreetlynnfield.com
Henry Graf Jr. Memorial Skating Rink, Newburyport
Standout Qualities: Since 1973, the Graf rink has been an invaluable community recreation center for figure skating, ice hockey, and special events. The rink offers private and semi-private lessons and can be rented for private events.
Insider Tip: Their website has tips for new skaters, like how to make sure your boots fit properly.
Fun Fact: Not a fan of the outdoors? Spend summer at the indoor rink brushing up on hockey skills, like goaltending and defense.
28 Low St., Newburyport, 978-462-8112, thegrafrink.com