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Naugatuck Ice Skating Rink: Hours of Operation

Some good news, too: a $250 grant from Walmart will be used to purchase a second hockey net, and another "Fire and Ice" event has been scheduled.

Residents enjoy Naugatuck's new ice skating rink. Photo Credit: Darlene Lopes
Residents enjoy Naugatuck's new ice skating rink. Photo Credit: Darlene Lopes
Naugatuck's new ice skating rink has scored a second hockey net thanks to a $250 grant from Walmart's Local Facility Giving Program.

The first net was donated by state Sen. Joe Crisco (D-17), whose district includes Naugatuck.

In an email Jan. 10 informing Naugatuck Park Commissioner Linda "gigi" Ramos of the grant award, The Walmart Foundation writes: 

"We believe that your organization is doing important work to the communities you serve, and we are proud that we are able to support you in your efforts."

With the grant money in place, Ramos says, "We will be all set for stick and puck time at the rink."

Ice Skating Rink Hours
  • Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.

Stick & Puck Time Hours

Hockey sticks may only be used on the rink at the following times:
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ramos says there are rules, and signs that will advise if the rink is open, closed or closed for maintenance. Also, she notes, all skating and events are tentative based on ice and weather conditions.

The Next 'Fire and Ice' Event at the Rink

The second "Fire and Ice" event at the rink has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 26, from noon to 5 p.m. The snack hut will be open during those hours, and will serve grilled hot dogs, popcorn, bottled water, and hot chocolate—all for $1 each. Stick and puck time will follow the event, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The rink is located is located on the Meadow Street side of the St. Francis field. It opened on Jan. 4.
roxanne peckham January 14, 2014 at 07:29 AM
is there skate rental
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) January 14, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Hi Roxanne, fundraisers are ongoing to raise money to buy skates that could then be rented. Right now, though, there are no rentals.
Sherri Hopkins January 31, 2014 at 06:42 AM
I went there yesterday. Hours said it was open from 10a-4p...so sad because all the gates were locked and my kids and I couldn't get in...We homeschool and I have at least 4 kids interested in going there during the day plus their friends. Does anyone know who can unlock those gates? There was no maintenance going on and it was a beautiful day for skating..Thanks for any help anyone can give!
Rocky Vitale January 31, 2014 at 07:42 AM
You can walk around the white building to get in. Sometimes it's closed if the ice isn't frozen enough.

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