Rink 2018

Well the long wait is over. I know we’ve all gotten tired of the warm weather and the sun. Now the countdown begins to Fletcher Rink 2018. We’re planning to open the rink again this winter, targeting an opening in January once sustained cold weather has arrived.

There is a small group of volunteers that works with the Lexington DPW, the Lyons Club, and the Town of Lexington to provide the rink to the community. But beyond this partnership, the rink requires sustained funding to continue to operate. If you enjoy using the rink, enjoy seeing the rink adding ambiance to Lexington, or are just in a giving mood, please donate and support the rink.

You can donate using Paypal below:

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Or if you would rather, please send a check to:

Lexington Lions Club
PO Box 71
Lexington, MA 02421

Donated funds are used to replace damaged brackets and boards, replace the liner as needed, and to add additional features (last year we grew the rink and added nice rubber mats to make accessing the rink easier). Thank you in advance!

Rink Open!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Fletcher Park rink is officially open and we’re looking forward to a great weekend of skating! There are still a few thin spots around the edges as of tonight, but we’re hoping with a hard freeze tonight we’ll get even better ice around the edges and with a freshly cleared and smoothed surface we expect a great weekend of skating!

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This year, the rink is nearly 20% larger, the same size as 1/2 of a full size hockey rink. The quality of ice is excellent right now, and we plan improved maintenance to keep the rink surface as smooth as we can make it. Finally, the rink now has under ice lighting along the boards, making it possible to skate until the rink closes at 8PM.

If we do need to close the rink due to warm weather or maintenance, please respect the ‘closed’ signs. When we close the rink it is to protect the rink surface, and skaters on the rink when it is closed can do permanent damage to the ice or liner.

The rink owes its existence to the continued support and effort from the Lexington DPW, who have contributed greatly in making it possible. Thank you! In addition, we’d like to thank our private and corporate sponsors who provided financial support allowing us to get the rink started last year, and incorporate some wonderful improvements this year. We’d also like to thank the Lexington Lions Club for their continued support this year, without which the rink wouldn’t happen.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to some great skating coming your way in 2017 … the lights are in and we’ve been able to resurface thanks to Lexington’s DPW, now we just need to get through the warm temperatures the next several days and hope to be open by next weekend, Friday (Jan 6th). Stay tuned!

We are accepting donations and volunteers throughout the season – just click on the tabs above to become a part of Fletcher Park Ice Rink!

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Thank You To Tricon Sports!

unnamedA big shout out to Tricon Sports for their very generous donation to this year’s rink.  Tricon Sports is located in Lexington on Waltham Street and sells all kind of outdoor winter sporting goods, including skates.  New this year is the Tricon Sports Edge Card, a skate sharpening program.  To learn more about it, you can go to http://www.triconsportsinc.com/tricon-edge-info.  The ice is that much better with sharpened skates!

2016’s First Company Donor

A big shout out to Dr. Coppe’s officeunnamed for being our first company donor of the new season! Thank you to Dr. Coppe, Dr. Carolyn and the entire staff for their generous support of the outdoor rink and bringing winter fun to Lexington Center.

Our fundraising goal for the year is $10,000. We are on our way but we need your help! If you’d like to make a donation to the Fletcher Park Ice Rink, please donate using Paypal:

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or send a check to:

Lexington Lions Club
PO Box 7
Lexington, MA 02421

Rink Started But Closed To Skaters

Just in the time for the coming cold snap, the rink at Fletcher Park is under construction. The boards are up and we’ve started the flooding, but the rink surface is not safe to skate on yet. Please do not skate on the surface even if it appears frozen. Use of the rink before it has completely solidified damages the ice, making it hard to get a smooth surface, and damages the liner.

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We’re excited to be underway and look forward to opening the rink soon!