**More information coming soon about 2022-2023 Private Rink Rentals**
Celebrate with a holiday party or special event 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!
Please click here to read Strawbery Banke's COVID-19 precautions prior to visiting. All visitors are asked to keep a safe distance of at least 6 feet from other people and practice frequent hand hygiene/washing. Strawbery Banke continues to monitor best practices and should protocols change, the Museum will follow instructions from the City of Portsmouth Health Department. Private renters should check on the current rink protocols prior to their rental.
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 Sunday and weekdays. $800 for Saturday nights.
*Rates include up to 180 people maximum and do not include skate rentals.*
Skate rentals in all sizes are available at $6/pair. Skate sharpening services are available.
Figtree Kitchen café is closed for the season and unable to provide food/beverage service. Private parties are welcome to hire a caterer or bring their own. Seating will be spaced following physical-distancing guidelines throughout the TYCO Visitors Center and the outdoor patio.
Bookings are subject to availability. Private rentals are popular and tend to sell out.
Ready to book a private rental? Please email email@example.com to request availability.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2022 Historic House Season
Open daily through October 31, 2022, 10 AM - 5 PM
Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, explore historical gardens, and experience engaging exhibits like "Water Has a Memory."
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
September 2-25, 2022
Browse, bid on, and buy unique items and experiences in the Vintage & Vine Online Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a head start on the holidays, you'll find something for everyone, including great escapes, health & fitness packages, food & beverage, and so much more.
Registration Now Open
Explore traditional arts and crafts such as basket weaving and woodworking, learn how to write a historical fiction book, solve mysteries using documents, images, and objects, and so much more in Strawbery Banke's Homeschool Programs. Access all onsite and virtual programs for 2022-2023 with a homeschool program subscription.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
October 28 & 29, 2022, 5:30-8 PM
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house. Meet wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller, listen to ghostly tales, construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes. Public ticket sales begin on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 AM.
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Dawnland StoryFest is hosted by Strawbery Banke in connection with the Museum's permanent "People of the Dawnland" exhibit. This daylong event, held in the Visitors Center, features storytelling "concerts" or performances by five experienced Indigenous storytellers as well as a keynote address. Free to attend with a suggested donation of $10.