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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 session, Learn-to- Skate classes for all ages, private instruction, special hockey and figure skating camps, hockey leagues, advanced figure skating sessions 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.

RecDesk Online Registration and Electronic Form Submission

Setup your family's account profile with our online registration system, then browse the program selections. You can do this for any program in Leisure Services! You can even submit your form electronically. Click here to register today! 

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Facility Hours

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

VMSR Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Contact Information

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

Staff Directory

Skating Rink Office

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8290

VMSR Pro Shop

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8295

Peter Montesano

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

Ean Gorlick

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

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

Linda Putkonen

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

Shanelle Hills

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

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