Where to go ice skating

You’ve got some choices when looking to ice skate in and around Mount Snow.

From the outdoor rink at Farm Road Estate that you can see from Route 100 to the indoor rink in Brattleboro to the Olympic-sized rink in Manchester, there’s something for everyone. When it’s cold enough, you can even skate old-school-style on an actual lake on Route 30 just outside of Brattleboro.

And if you’re looking for an adventure and are up for a drive, we suggest checking out the Lake Morey Skate Trail in Fairlee, VT for a unique experience. At 4.3 miles, it’s considered the longest skate trail in the United States and is an hour and 45 minutes drive north.

Do you know anywhere else to ice skate nearby? Let us know at jill@themaplebear.com!

West Dover

Farm Road Estate – with hot chocolate!
7 Cross Town Rd, West Dover, VT
10 am-9 pm, Thursday-Monday/10 am-5 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday
Weather permitting
$10, skate rentals $5

The Hermitage Inn
25 Handle Rd, West Dover VT
12-8 pm on Friday & Saturday, 12-6 pm on Wednesday & Sunday
$5, $5 rentals


The Skating Pond at the Mill House at Stratton Mountain – lessons are available!
Mill Pond, Stratton, VT
3-9 pm daily with extended holiday hours from 1-9 pm
$15 for skating, $45 for lessons
Reservations are required and space is limited


Nelson Withington Skating Facility – indoors!
61 Memorial Park Dr, Brattleboro, VT
22 Oct-5 Mar schedule for public skating and stick time on the website
$3 resident students, $4 non-Brattleboro resident students
$4 adult residents, $5 non-adult residents
Rentals are $3

Retreat Meadows – outside on a lake!
Temperature permitting – it’s an actual body of water
VT Route 30, Brattleboro, VT 
Free but bring your own skates


Riley Rink at Hunter Park – Olympic-sized rink!
410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester Center, VT
Check the website for hours and fees


The Skate Trail at Lake Morey Resort – the longest skating trail in the US!
1 hr and 45 mins drive north
82 Clubhouse Rd, Fairlee, VT
Check the website for details on hours and fees