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Featured Rink: Pirelli Veterans Arena – Franklin, MA

In 1992, Pirelli Veterans Arena in Franklin became FMC’s first rink, starting a 25 year and 24 rink legacy. The rink itself has been part of the community of Franklin since 1973.  Arena Manager Bruce Bertoni has long since been a facet of the rink, starting his career there in 1978. For close to 40 years he […]

Skating with us is easier than ever!

We’ve simplified our Learn to Skate and Learn to Play progressions to make it easier than ever to find the right level for you! See the chart below for our new levels, with our previous level equivalents listed below each step. New skaters will join us at Step 1 and be introduced to the ice in […]

Summer projects and improvements at our arenas

We’re making the most of this summer and making improvements to our arenas from installing new lighting to creating additional parking, and more! Read about some of the projects we’ve taken on, and what you can look forward to as we head into the main season. The Blackstone Valley Iceplex in Hopedale has a brand […]

Ready to Play: Finding High Performance Focus

By Dr. Adam Naylor, CC-AASP When the puck drops or the first note of the music is played a “ready” athlete benefits from having positive energy and a confident focus. Pre-event preparation does not need to be elaborate, but it does benefit from being purposeful and consistent. Neglecting the mental and emotional side of warm-ups sets […]

Skate the Summer Away

With the summer season drawing closer, our arenas will be hosts to camps and clinics to skaters of all ages. This year, programs will kick off the week of June 19 and finish the week of August 21st. Check below for what each rink will be offering this summer season and sign up today. We hope to […]

Prevent skating injuries with these tips!

Prevent skating injuries with these tips!

Sports injury prevention tips for figure skaters provided by Ellen Geminiani, M.D. Dr. Geminiani is the chair of the Sports Science & Medicine Committee, US Figure Skating and is a physician with the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Exercise videos are provided by The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention.    – […]

Art & Figure Skating Mix at Greenfield’s 2017 Spring Show

Skaters of all ages and levels brought creative and skillful performances to the most recent skating show at Collins/Moylan Arena in Greenfield on March 25. The theme, “Art: The Expression of Human Creative Skill & Imagination” prompted the mix of the art of figure skating with so many other forms, such as a dedication to […]

Be a better hockey player… Train in the off-season!

Just because high school hockey season is over, doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to improve your endurance, speed, balance, flexibility, quickness and agility throughout the Spring and Summer to get back on the ice in November a better hockey player. Lachlan Burgess, Endicott Hockey Assistant Coach, joins the ranks of the New England Future Stars […]

Practice Makes Progress – Figure Skating Improvement Guide Part 1

When it comes to taking your figure skating skills to the next level, nothing is more important than practicing. Keep your skills sharp and improve on the fundamentals you can build on in the off-season, and you’ll find yourself taking on more advanced skills ahead of schedule! Skating instructor Janet and members of FMC Figure […]