The Gardner Veteran’s Arena is a Commonwealth of Massachusetts public ice skating facility overseen by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The rink was built in the 1972 and FMC took over management in 1995.
Inside the arena includes four team locker rooms, facilities for birthday parties, a spacious lobby, skate rentals, and a snack bar.
The rink is home to many local programs and high school teams including Gardner High School, Oakmont High School, the Leominster/St. Bernard’s Blue Devils, the Gardner Glaciers, North Central Mass Youth Hockey (Sting Hockey) and the Greater Gardner Street Hockey Association (GGSHA).
Arena Manager, Scott Demont, is in his 4th year with FMC. Scott can be found in the rink just about every day and is always willing to chat with and help out customers. Scott works closely with Regional Program Director, Katie Bedard, who has been with FMC for 8 years.
One notable skater that has come out of Gardner Veteran’s is Nicholas LaRoche. Nicholas is a 2002 Jr. Men’s National Champion, international medalist, and World Team member.
Gardner Veteran’s Arena offers plenty to do for all ages. On Saturdays, sign up for one of our Learn to Skate programs to get introduced to the ice in a fun and comfortable learning environment. On Sundays, grab some friends and participate in public hockey. During the fall and winter, join us for one of our many public skating sessions. In the summer, check out some of our dry floor events.
With an enthusiastic staff, numerous classes, and a welcoming environment, Gardner Veteran’s Arena is a great place to have fun!
Sunday: 2:00PM – 3:50PM
Monday: 11:00AM – 12:50PM, 1:00PM – 2:50PM
Tuesday: 1:00PM – 2:50PM
Wednesday: 1:00PM – 2:50PM
Thursday: 1:00PM – 2:50PM
Friday: 1:00PM – 2:50PM
Saturday: 7:30PM – 9:20PM