New England’s coolest hockey town

Hockey is back. Of course in New England it never really leaves, especially in places like Waterville Valley, NH.

The Waterville Valley Ice Arena sees hockey action nearly year round, but the fall season brings the excitement, competition, talent and promise to a whole different level.  

The modern Ice Arena has long been a host to youth hockey tournaments, synchronized figure skating troupes and open public skating.

The Ice Arena, which has evolved greatly over the years from the original outdoor rink, has become a part of a reason to take in a hockey game in Waterville Valley, along with the teams themselves. The rink, which is of NHL regulation in size, is set in what looks like a classic red barn. From inside, the rink’s classy finish with an appropriate New England look and feel comes with plenty of seats, great lighting and modern amenities.

The arena can hold 250 spectators, who Salzer said not only show up, but really get into the action.

The Waterville Valley Ice Arena offers daily public skating and frequently offers stick and puck sessions – a perfect opportunity to get a sense of what some of the best young hockey players in the northeast are playing on.

For schedules and information contact the Ice Arena at (603) 236-4813.