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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 →

Try Hockey For Free Day Comes to Veterans Arena in Gardner

The annual USA Hockey event designed to introduce children to the wonderful game of hockey is nearly upon us. On November 8th, North Central Mass Youth Hockey will host a Try Hockey For Free Day at the Veterans Arena in Gardner. The event is open to any child between the ages of 4 and 9 regardless of past skating or…read more →

FMC Ice Sports Introduces Stick Time to 8 Locations

This fall FMC has introduced Stick Time, a new program in select locations offering players of all ages an opportunity to practice essential skills like skating, stickhandling, passing and shooting in an open ice environment. Each session is limited to 30 players and 2 goalies with all players in full equipment. Stick Time is a great chance for players to…read more →

Cronin Arena Reopens after Tornado Damage

The late July tornado that ravaged part of the city of Revere did not spare the city’s skating rink, the Cronin Arena. On July 28th, the storm heavily damaged the facility, removing a portion of the metal roof, and forcing the closure of the rink for seven weeks. The damaged roof was estimated to affect an area roughly seventy-five feet…read more →

Meet the Manager: Cilla Kusek, Horgan Arena in Auburn

The September issue of Meet the Manager highlights one of FMC’s longtime employees, Cilla Kusek of the Horgan Arena in Auburn. Cilla co-manages the rink alongside Paul Drapeau and has worked in the ice sports industry for over 30 years. Learn more about Cilla here: 1.     Manager’s full name: Priscilla Kusek 2.     FMC arena:  Horgan Arena, Auburn 3….read more →