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Featured Rink: Raynham Iceplex – Raynham, MA

The Raynham Iceplex, previously known as the International Skating Center, first opened in October of 1998.  In September of 2012, FMC purchased the rink from the New England College Development League, and it became the company’s first private acquisition. From there we began to make much-needed improvements. The rink now has a new heating system, […]

Season Kick-Off Events Bring Hundreds to Arenas

Season Kick-Off Events Bring Hundreds to Arenas

In August and September, several FMC rinks hosted Open House and Touch-A-Truck Events to welcome the community into the arena for free public skating, a photo with our mascot Felix McCool, an up-close look at the Zamboni and other trucks and vehicles, games, giveaways, and more. Events were held at Porrazzo Rink in East Boston, […]

The Road to Worlds: The Beginning

With ISI World Recreational Championships coming up in July, our skaters and coaches have already started preparing for their performances. Coming from our programs in Raynham, Gardner, Natick and Revere, they share the beginning of their journey on the Road to Worlds 2018. From Natick, Brooke Wong, Megan Katnik, and Ally Eld share their individual […]

Featured Rink: Buffone Arena – Worcester, MA

Known as “the rink on Lake Ave,” Buffone Arena in Worcester has been managed by FMC since 1995, and is named after Charles J. Buffone, a Democrat who represented Worcester in the Massachusetts House for eight terms. Home to Assumption College’s NE10 Championship Greyhounds, the rink is also home to Grafton High School, the Junior […]

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 […]