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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Ice Skating Returns to the Waterhouse Center

ice rink open

Sharpen those skates!

The ice rink at the Waterhouse Center is now open for the winter season.

After a pause in operations in 2020, new chillers were installed at the Waterhouse Center this fall. The Public Services Department then conducted equipment tests and made ice. The skating rink officially opened on the evening of November 30.

chiller installation


ice skating webcam image

With the goal of providing a safe and fun facility for all ages, the Parks and Recreation Department established a list of Skater Expectations. Please review the Skater Expectations listed below.


The Waterhouse Center Guidelines – Winter Skating

Skate hours: 8 AM – 8 PM,  7 Days a week weather permitting

Use of the Waterhouse Center is at your own risk.

Skater Expectations

  • If you have any COVID symptoms, please visit the ice another day.  Keep physical distance from others.  The Town follows ME CDC guidelines, https://www.maine.gov/covid19/ 
  • If you are an experienced skater, please be patient with less experienced skaters. Remember, you were new to skating at one point.
  • If you are a less experienced skater, please be extra careful to stay aware of other skaters.
  • Be responsible for your safety and that of others around you.
  • Food and drinks shall only be consumed off the ice and not in the restrooms. No alcohol at any time.
  • Someone over 18 must accompany children under 12 years.
  • Skate aids are for beginners use only.
  • Respect the facility, staff and other users. Any actions perceived as disrespectful may result in the skater being asked to leave.
  • Any tag or games on the ice may only be played if they have no negative impact on other users. 
  • Keep moving when you are on the ice. If you want to talk to someone, please step off the ice.
  • Focus on skating when on the ice. Refrain from using your phone or carrying anything. 
  • Take care of your trash.


Skater Safety Rules:

  • If you see unsafe behaviors or at-risk behaviors, say something to the skate monitor.  For other questions or concerns call the Parks & Recreation Department, 207-604-1335
  • Put safety first above anything else. Anyone putting themselves or others in an unsafe situation will be asked to leave.

In an emergency call 911. When at the rink, your location is The Waterhouse Center, 51 Main Street, Kennebunk

Click here to view a live webcam feed at the Waterhouse Center.

For more information, please visit https://www.kennebunkmaine.us/icerink




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