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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 →

FMC Ice Sports Welcomes Olympic Coach, Janet Champion!

Skaters participating in the Natick Advanced Skating Academy starting today, August 20 and running through Friday August 22 are excited to have Olympic coach, Janet Champion, as a teacher this week! At the age of 10, Janet Champion started her unique career as a child star with Shipstad’s and Johnson’s Ice Follies. Janet trained on ice with Edi Sholden at…read more →

New England Future Stars Championship Weekend Full of Surprises and Excitement

The 2014 New England Future Stars season concluded with champions being crowned at all five levels. The playoffs proved to be anything but predictable as upsets were seen at every level. Thank you to all the players, coaches, and fans who made the 2014 season one to remember. Please enjoy the following highlights from Championship Weekend: Squirt: Squirt Gold Cup Champs: South…read more →

2014-2015 Programming Line Up!

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 →

Meet the Manager: Jason Kreamer, Connery Memorial Skating Rink – Lynn

The Meet the Manager spotlight for the August issue is Jason Kreamer of the Connery Memorial Skating Rink in Lynn. This dependable manager was instrumental in opening his rink early when the Cronin Arena was forced to shut down due to damage sustained from the July tornado. He is a family man, a veteran and sports enthusiast. Learn more about Jason…read more →

When One Rink Closes – Another Opens! Residents of Revere Offered Free Public Skating Admission at the Connery Rink in Lynn

As one door closes, FMC Ice Sports opens another! Due to storm damage caused by the tornado in Revere on July 28th, 2014, the Cronin Skating Rink will be closed temporarily for repairs. To compensate for the unprecedented closing, FMC Ice Sports will open the Connery Skating Rink in neighboring Lynn early. Residents of Revere will have the opportunity to…read more →

CSD, CAP, CAM, CAO, CAE – More Than Just Letters

Ever notice the letters that follow some FMC employee’s names in their email signatures or on their business cards? Those letters signify certifications issued by the Ice Arena Institute of Management or iAIM. Since 2001, the iAIM organization has partnered with the Ice Skating Institute (ISI) to bring arena professionals the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the industry….read more →

Congratulations to the 2014 Skaters Scholarship Winners!

Developed in 1993, the FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship provides financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters graduating high school and seeking to further their education. The scholarship is awarded to ice hockey, figure skating, and recreational skating participants who demonstrate strengths in academic performance, community and extracurricular involvement, as well as accomplishment and leadership on the…read more →