After a wonderful summer off, we’re pleased to announce that the Fletcher rink will be returning to Lexington this winter.
We’ve incorporated the feedback we received from our fellow Lexingtonians and have made a few updates for 2017.
- The ice surface will be 20% larger.
We’re increasing the size of the rink surface itself to better accommodate skaters. The rink this year will be 100′ by 85′, making it exactly half the size of a standard hockey rink.
- More frequent resurfacing
Last winter, the ice surface itself was pretty variable. This was mostly driven by the unusually temperate winter, but infrequent resurfacing didn’t help. This year, we’re planning on resurfacing more frequently to improve the quality of the ice surface itself.
- Improved rink access
One of the challenges of an outdoor rink is how to get from the benches where you put on your skates to the ice itself. This year we will have benches located near the municipal lot at the rear of the rink (as we did last year), but we’re also planning rubber walking mats as well as a lower board height entry area.
- Hours extended until 8pm
We’re planning to provide the option to skate even later in the day, extending rink hours to 8pm. We’re adding rink level lighting that will provide enough light to enjoy evening skating.
As always, a special thank you to the Lions Club in Lexington for their support, the Town of Lexington for its support, and the numerous individuals who have made financial or time contributions to making the Fletcher Rink a success.
If you’d like to get involved or show your support please help us out (we’re a volunteer run organization). You can help in two ways:
Donations are used to replace the liner as needed, offset costs associated with filling and maintaining the rink, and for planned improvements to the Fletcher Rink. Click the below button to donate using PayPal.
We very much need the help of volunteers to keep the rink surface clear of snow. Please volunteer to help out, no experience needed, just the desire to help and the willingness to enjoy a winter night outside warmed by the community of other volunteers.I Want to Volunteer!
Thanks for all of your effort, Charles! We are thrilled to see the rink return to the center.
Best, Gloria & Ben
Thanks for your support! The rink wouldn’t be possible without the support of the Town of Lexington and the DPW, the generous corporate and individual donors, and the volunteers who help maintain the rink. Just as important are the people who use the rink and enjoy the winter outdoors. Thanks to all!!!