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FMC Team Members Recognized

Last Tuesday, ten FMC Ice Sports team members were recognized for their loyalty and service to the company. Team members that have given five, ten, and fifteen years of time to the organization were acknowledged at the company’s annual awards luncheon. The recipients were: Five Year Recognition: Alane Swiderski, VP of Programming & Services, FMC Headquarters Shayne Medeiros, Arena Manager,…read more →

Skating Under A Sky Full of Stars

On January 10, 2014, the Navin Arena will host a very special event to honor and memorialize Laura C. Dolan, Navin’s long time Skating Director who passed suddenly this past summer on July 31, 2014. Laura Dolan was a woman who gave so much of herself to everyone she knew, family, students, employees, and coworkers. The loss of this amazing…read more →

Bruins Host P.A.S.S. Clinic at FMC’s Simoni Skating Rink

Thanksgiving week is exciting for kids all across the Bay State as they prepare for turkey, pies, and time off from school. However, this past Thanksgiving week a number of youth hockey players had something to be extra thankful for. It’s not every day as a young hockey player you are able to share the ice with the Boston Bruins….read more →

Arena Happenings – Fall 2014

This season, FMC Ice Sports’ staff and patrons participated in countless activities, including holiday parades, adaptive skating programs and university hockey games.  Staff members represented FMC Ice Sports and the Armstrong Arena at the America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade in Plymouth the weekend of November 22-23rd. Over twenty thousand people attend this event each year. Several employees marched in the parade…read more →

FMC Skating Professionals Receive Awards

Kerry Ruffin is a coach from the William L. Chase Arena in Natick and was awarded the 2014 District 1 Coach of the Year for being a coach that believes in skaters first, winning second, helps skaters see the opportunity and possibility in challenges and adversity, takes their coaches and judging responsibilities seriously and encourages others to do the same,…read more →

Meet the Manager: Paul Drapeau – Horgan Arena in Auburn

The November issue of Meet the Manager brings the spotlight back to the Horgan Arena in Auburn. This month, we introduce Paul Drapeau, who co-manages with Cilla Kusek. Paul has been employed in the ice sports industry for over 35 years and plays in a men’s hockey league and pick-up league once a week. 1.     Manager’s full name: Paul Drapeau…read more →

Future Stars Returns for Eighth Season: Registration Open Now, Tryouts Begin in January!

Entering its eighth season, the New England Future Stars continues to develop into one of the state’s premier leagues for youth hockey players to sharpen and hone their game throughout the spring/summer months. Now with 52 teams across six age divisions (Squirt through high school) and teams at 10 locations across Massachusetts, the Future Stars program continues to offer a…read more →

Pro Shop Spotlight: The Professionals Edge Hockey Shop, Worcester & Auburn

The Professionals Edge Pro Shop opened for business at FMC’s arenas in Worcester and Auburn nearly two years ago. Owners Mark Puleo and Mike Blanchard have worked to supply the best hockey and skating equipment for patrons. The pro shop is open at both locations from 8:00am to 8:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and most weekday evenings through the main…read more →

Check out our Fall II Programs

Learning to skate is as easy as 1, 2, 3! FMC Ice Sports instructional programs are divided into steps to help participants navigate their way to skating success. Step 1: Learn to Skate is for participants ages 3 and older with little to no formal skating instruction. Step 2: Advanced Learn to Skate is a continuation of learning fun with…read more →