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Skating Rink


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.



Login to RecDesk 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 optional and walk-ins are welcome. Click here for instructions on how to register. 



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

Party Packages  

  • Our Base Package for $250 includes 20 participants for skate admission and rentals, room usage before and after public skate time.
  • Our DJ Skate Package for $300 includes 20 participants for skate admission and rentals, room usage before and after the DJ Skate times.
  • Any additional guests are $15. Food for up to 20 people is available for an additional charge of $50 (cake is not included).

For more information and booking please email

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 held every Friday evenings year-round and Saturday evenings from September to May. Pre-registration is optional and walk-ins are welcome.  Click here to register.  If you have any questions please call us at 860-561-8290.

Facility Hours

Sunday - Saturday
5AM - 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: 860-521-1573

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

Vlora Alka

Job Title: Staff
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-521-1573

Shanelle Hills

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