Ice Skating in Portland and Southern Maine

Glide Your Way to Winter Fun at Indoor Arenas and Outdoor Skating Ponds in Maine

Maine Ice Skating Deering Oaks Pond
"Deering Oaks Pond" © Corey Templeton @coreytempleton, flickr.com Creative Commons License

Ice skating is a Maine tradition. What Mainer didn't throw on a pair of skates as a kid and glide around the frozen puddle in the back yard or go to a pond in town or a nearby quarry to enjoy this winter ritual?

It's a great way to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the wintry outdoors, plus ice skating burns 300 to 650 calories per hour at a time of year when it's easy to skip workouts and overindulge. Just be sure to bundle up! Southern Maine offers a number of places where you can ice skate indoors, too.

Note: It is always a good idea to call ahead to check skating availability and conditions.

Maine Skating Places: Portland and Beyond

Greater Portland

  • William B. Troubh Ice Arena (Indoor)
    225 Park Avenue, Portland, Maine
    Open seven days a week, this indoor rink (formerly the Portland Ice Arena) offers a busy schedule of public ice skating sessions.
    Call 207-774-8553
  • Deering Oaks Park Pond
    State Street and Park Avenue, Portland, Maine
    Usually open December through February during normal park hours.
    Call 207-756-8275 or 207-874-8801.
  • Mill Creek Park Pond
    Ocean Street at Hinckley, South Portland, Maine
    Outdoor pond in Mill Creek Park behind Mill Creek shopping center. Free.
    Hours: Open December through February, conditions permitting. Signs are posted when ice is not safe for skating.
    Call 207-767-7670.
  • Breakwater School Pond
    Capisic Street, Portland, Maine
    Open December through February, conditions permitting.
    207-772-8689
  • Payson Park
    755 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, Maine
    Open December through February.
    207-756-8275 
  • Presumpscot Park
    Ludlow Street, Portland, Maine
    Open December through February, conditions permitting.

Bath

  • Goddards Pond
    Corner of Marshall and High Streets, Bath, Maine
    Hours: Lighted skating pond is open daily from dawn to 9 p.m. Warming hut and refreshment stand operate Monday through Friday, 3-9 p.m., weekends and holidays noon to 9 p.m.
    Call 207-443-8360.

Biddeford

  • The Biddeford Ice Arena (Indoor)
    14 Pomerleau Street, Biddeford, Maine
    Olympic-sized ice skating rink open to the public for weekday sessions from September through March. Ice skating and hockey classes and adult and youth hockey leagues.
    Call 207-283-0615.

Bridgton

  • Chalmers Ice Arena (Indoor)
    Bridgton Academy, off Route 37
    Hours: Vary from week to week. Check website for schedule of public skating times.
    Call 207-595-0000.

Brunswick

  • Brunswick Mall Ice Skating Rink
    On the Mall, Brunswick, Maine
    Open seasonally, outdoor weather conditions permitting, for public skating.
    Hours: From 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
    Call 207-725-6656.
  • Coffin Pond Ice Skating Rink
    River Road, Brunswick, Maine
    Typically open December through March, conditions permitting, for public skating.
    Hours: From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
    Call 207-725-6656.
  • Lishness Hockey Rink
    Pine Tree Road, Brunswick, Maine
    Typically open to the public late November through March.
    Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Closed for hockey practices Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday from 6-10 a.m.
    Call 207-725-6656.

    Carrabassett Valley

    • Sugarloaf Outdoor Center
      One mile south of the Sugarloaf access road.
      NHL-sized outdoor ice skating rink open daily starting in mid-December through mid-March. Join in pick-up hockey games on Tuesday and Thursday eves from 5-8 p.m.
      Hours: Sunday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Holidays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
      Call 207-237-6830.

    Falmouth

    • Falmouth Family Ice Center
      20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth, Maine
      Outdoor and indoor rinks maintained by a Zamboni. Room for hockey leagues and figure skaters at this large rink complex with affordable public skating. Lessons and rentals are available.
      Hours: Hours vary. Consult website.
      Call 207-781-4200.

    Gorham

    • University of Southern Maine (USM) Ice Arena
      Gorham Campus, Route 25, Gorham, Maine
      USM is home to an Olympic-sized ice rink. It is mostly utilized for college team ice sports, but the rink is open for public skating on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., except in the summer months. You must provide your own skates: Rentals are not available.
      Call 207-780-5991.

    Kennebunk

    • Waterhouse Center Ice Rink
      51 Main Street, Kennebunk, Maine
      Open November through March, weather permitting, you can check current conditions and crowds via a live Web cam.
      Hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily.
      Call 207-985-2102, ext. 1335.

    Lewiston/Auburn

    • Norway Savings Bank Arena
      985 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine
      This indoor rink is Maine's only dual-surface ice arena.
      Hours: Public skating hours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Admission is just $5 and skate rentals are available for an additional $5.
      Call 207-333-6688.

    Scarborough

    • Scarborough Ice Rink
      20 Municipal Drive, Scarborough, Maine
      This town-operated outdoor skating spot is open when conditions are sufficiently cold. Skating is free, and hot cocoa and hot dogs are available for sale.
      Hours: Dawn until 9 p.m. daily, with lights on starting at 4 p.m. Hockey play is limited to the upper rink.
      Call 207-883-7645.

    Standish

    • Johnson Field Ice Rink
      89 Chadbourne Road, Standish, Maine
      Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Has a warming hut and lighting.
      Hours: Dependent on the weather
      Call 207-642-2875.
    • Mill Street Park
      Mill Street, Steep Falls, Maine
      Outdoor lighted rink open daily from sunrise to sunset during the winter season.
      Call 207-642-2875.

    Yarmouth

    • Orland H. Blake Skating Pond & Village Improvement Society Warming Hut
      Main Street behind Log Cabin, Yarmouth, Maine
      Open December - February until 11 p.m.
      Lighted rink with a warming hut. The rear section of the pond is available for hockey play.
      Call 207-846-2406.
    • Travis Roy Ice Arena (Indoor)
      Route 1, Yarmouth, Maine
      Open July through early March on the campus of North Yarmouth Academy. Call to inquire about public skating opportunities.
      Call 207-846-2384.