Town: Newport

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Newport Skating Rink

From December to March, locals and visitors flock to Gardner Park and the “Skate Shack” to enjoy beautiful ice rinks, free skate rentals, hot cocoa and restrooms. The park features 3 separate ice surfaces connected by frozen skating paths. The contained Hockey Rink is open for casual stick and puck while the Rec Rink on the south end offers public skating. Weather permitting, open areas and trails on the lake are also maintained for natural skating in the bay. During the winter, the rinks are open Sunday-Thursday 3:00 – 8:00PM, and noon-9:00PM on Friday & Saturday.

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