Review: Warrior Ice Arena

Last September, the Boston Bruins opened their gorgeous new training and practice facility in Brighton. The new building sits directly adjacent to the hull-shaped New Balance headquarters, both of which can be seen from the Pike. This has been great news for my family of recreational skaters!

We’ve been several times during their public skating hours; most recently on a holiday weekend. It was busy but not unpleasantly so. I scored a 2-hour spot in front of the building, but I’m happy to report the arena offers free validated parking up to 3 hrs for skaters in their parking garage.

We did not need to rent skates, but did have to wait in line to pay for admission and get our wristbands. I noted plenty of empty cubbies to store our items as well as a smaller number of lockers that can be rented for valuables. (I find it easier to stuff a credit card along with a few dollars into my pocket.) Food options include a cafe, a concession stand upstairs, and vending machines that take credit cards (big points for taking plastic!)

Several skate guards were on hand with snowman (large) and penguin (small) skating aids, which are really nice for beginning skaters.

Cost:  $8/Adults; $7/Children 12 & Under: $5/Skate rentals

Schedule:  The season is year-round Check Calendar for Times

Address:  90 Guest St, Boston, MA

Website:  http://www.warrioricearena.com

Special Events and Lessons

In addition to its regular public skating hours, Warrior Ice Arena offers the following:

– Rock & Skate on Friday nights 8-10pm. The cost is $10/all ages. Skate rentals $5

– Learn to Skate program (ages 3 & up)

– Learn to Play Hockey program (ages 3 & up)

– Drop-in Hockey

– Youth & Goalie Clinics

– Birthday parties: Prices start at $250 for 10 people ($8/additional guest). This includes admission and skate rentals, locker room for food & beverage, decorations and paper goods and two free admission passes for a later date

– Private rentals for events

– Field trips

– Fundraising Events

Contact events@warrioricearena.com to learn more.

Watch the Bruins Practice

Bruins fans, young and old, will be excited to learn they can watch them practice — for free. Here is their training schedule.

For information on other local ice skating venues, please visit our Ice Skating page.

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Author: Jen

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