Nothing says Maine quite like the perfect winter adventure in the open air! Did your favorite spot make the list? Tell us in the comments at bottom if we missed it.
1Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine
The Rink at Thompson’s Point has been popular since it opened in 2015. Close to downtown Portland, this 10,000 square-foot arena is located under an open air pavilion. With warming huts galore and vendors serving up hot chocolate, it’s sure to be a hit. Check the live stream on their website to make sure it’s not too busy before you go.
2Orland Blake Skating Pond in Yarmouth, Maine
Find your way behind the town’s log cabin municipal building on Main Street and you’ll discover this pristine sheet of uncovered ice. Perfect for a late night skate, the rink stays lit until 11pm. Warm those chilly toes by the stone fireplace in the adjacent warming hut. More info on this page.
3Sugarloaf Outdoor Rink in Carrabassett Valley, Maine
If your legs need some gentle stretching after a day on the slopes, hit up the Sugarloaf Outdoor Rink. This massive beauty boasts an NHL-sized outdoor rink with a full line of ice skate rentals for both children and adults. Like things a bit more competitive? Pick up hockey games are organized on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
4Goddards Pond in Bath, Maine
Looking for the real pond skating experience? Maintained by the town, this large pond is open for free public skating during the winter months. The pond also has a nearby warming hut and a concession stand.
5Waterhouse Pavilion in Kennebunk, Maine
This charming open-sided ice rink is tucked among the downtown shops in one of Maine’s most iconic coastal towns. The rink is open daily from 7am to 9pm and is maintained by the community’s own Zamboni, so the ice is always great. Best of all, this rink is totally free!
Is your favorite outdoor ice skating rink missing from this list? Please share the details of you favorite spot in the comments below!