Published DateWOLFEBORO — Starting on May 8, the Pop Whalen Arena will be offering Public Roller Skating and stick practice on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The ice has been removed for the season and the smooth concrete surface underneath is perfect for recreational skating and roller hockey.
The season will run from May 8—June 29. The weekly schedule will be as follows:
Stick Practice (stick and puck practice, helmets required, roller blades and roller skates only): Wednesdays, 4—5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10—11:30 a.m.
Public Skating (roller blades, roller skates and RAZOR-type scooters allowed, helmets required, no sticks or pucks): Wednesdays, 5:30—7 p.m., Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
The cost will be $5 (residents) and $6 (non-residents) per visit. Those under 5 years old will skate for $3.
As this is a new activity, at this time rental equipment is not available at the arena. There are sporting goods stores in the area, and used skates can often be found at bargain prices on craigslist.org or freecycle.org.
Roller skate hockey will be coming to the Pop Whalan Arena. (Courtesy photo)