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Click here to register for Public Skating, Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Drop in Hockey. You must have or create a RecDesk account in order to register. 

Online pre-registration is required.   Due to capacity restrictions during this time, walk-ins are not being allowed.

Veterans Memorial Skating Rink is a fun-filled recreational skating facility, offering outstanding figure skating, action packed hockey ... you'll find it all at Veterans Memorial Ice Skating Rink!  This state of the art facility has everything to make your skating experience the best it can be! All in a clean air/emission free, climate-controlled environment for the comfort of skaters and spectators alike!

The fully enclosed arena is temperature controlled and features a 200' by 85' NHL size ice surface. Special lighting and sound system adds to the excitement.  The RinkSide Cafe and Pro Shop add to the fun! VMSR offers a broad range of skating activities designed to afford everyone the opportunity to skate.

Throughout the year, many public skating sessions, learn-to-skate classes for all ages, private instruction for children and adults, hockey skill lessons, special hockey and figure skating camps, hockey leagues, the West Hartford Figure Skating Club and ice rentals are offered.  Party rooms are available for birthdays and group use.  Discount admission options for individuals and groups are provided.  VMSR Skate for FUNds program makes for an easy school or group fundraiser.  VMSR sponsors 100% of the ice time for the Conard and Hall boy's and girl's hockey teams and 25% of the ice time for the West Hartford Youth Hockey Association.

Attention Valued Customers

We have recently introduced the VMSR Plus Membership card: A new way to pay and skate.  Due to this new membership card, all blue and green general admission passes, speed skating passes, and figure skating passes have expired. 

For more information on how to obtain a VMSR Plus membership card, please contact the rink at 860-561-8290. 



Resident Adult - $7.00
Non Resident Adult - $8.00
Resident Child - $6.00
Non Resident Child - $7.00
Senior (65+) - $6.00
Children 2 and Under - Free Admission

Figure Skating 

$18.00 per skater

DJ Skate

Adult - $10.00
Child - $8.00

Skate Rental

$4.00 per pair or you may purchase a punch card. 10 Rentals $30.00


$15 per player

Quick Links

DJ Skate

Come skate along to the best music selection of today and yesterday, and enjoy the laser light show brought to you by VMSR's own DJ Blade. DJ Skate is every Friday 7:10 PM and Saturday evenings at 8:20 PM.  Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.  If you have any questions please call us at 860-561-8290.

Office Hours

Sunday - Saturday
5AM - 11:30 PM
Facility Schedule

Contact Information

56 Buena Vista Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
Fax: 860-561-8291

Staff Directory

Skating Rink Office

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-521-1573

VMSR Pro Shop

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8295

Celeste Cumming

Job Title: Office Assistant
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8294

Charlie Daly

Job Title: Pro Shop Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8295

Ean Gorlick

Job Title: Recreation Specialist
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8293

Shanelle Hills

Job Title: Buena Vista Camp Director
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8299

Peter Montesano

Job Title: Facility Supervisor
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8292

Linda Putkonen

Job Title: Learn to Skate Director
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8297