Celebrate with a holiday party or special event by ice-skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond. This neighborhood rink provides ice skating in a festive atmosphere with a pond-like look and feel. State-of-the-art equipment maintains a smooth, safe ice surface throughout the winter season. An adjoining patio with heaters, a viewing area, and music provides everything your group needs to celebrate in a unique and festive way.
Private rink rentals are available in two-hour periods at various times throughout the
season. The rink is also available to rent for pond hockey.
Private Rental Rates:
- $600* for Sundays and weekdays
- $800* for Saturday nights
*Rates include up to 180 people maximum and do not include skate rentals or skate sharpening services.
Skate rentals in all sizes are available at $6/pair. Skate sharpening services are available.
Private parties are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic beverages, make arrangements with the on-site cafe, or hire a caterer. Seating is available in the Lawrence J. Yerdon Visitor Center Lecture Hall and the rink-side Kennebunk Savings Terrace.
Ice Dance International Offerings:
More information coming soon!
Availability and Bookings:
Bookings are subject to availability. Private rentals are popular and sell out. To request availability and book a private rental, contact Kayley Vavra, Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond Rink Manager, via email@example.com.
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