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Category Archives: Skating

Winter is Coming: DCR Ice Rinks Open Nov. 27! Posted on Nov 25

Winter is Coming: DCR Ice Rinks Open Nov. 27!

The signs that winter is approaching are here: colder temperatures, shorter days and public skating! That’s right – public skating begins at Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) rinks on Wednesday, November 27th. DCR owns 42 rinks across the Commonwealth and this year, many DCR   …Continue Reading Winter is Coming: DCR Ice Rinks Open Nov. 27!

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month! Posted on Mar 5

Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Reginald Zimmerman Assistant Press Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Reginald’s Bio March is Massachusetts Maple Month and all this month we’re having events throughout the state to celebrate! This weekend celebrate Maple Sugar Festival at the Blue Hills Reservation in   …Continue Reading Weekend Outdoor Events – March 8-10: Celebrate Maple Month!

Ice skating this winter Posted on Feb 8

Ice skating this winter

Kate Samp Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) View Kate's Bio With February school vacation coming up, ice skating is a perfect winter sport to get the kids outdoors. DCR has plenty of sites that offer public skating hours and skate   …Continue Reading Ice skating this winter

Accessible winter activities Posted on Jan 12

Accessible winter activities

Marcy Marchello Universal Access Program Coordinator, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Marcy's Bio DCR’s Universal Access Program (UAP) has put together a Winter 2011 schedule with many wonderful adaptive recreation opportunities for people with disabilities and their families and friends to enjoy indoors and out   …Continue Reading Accessible winter activities

School vacation week skating schedule Posted on Dec 24

School vacation week skating schedule

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio For some family fun over the holidays, lace up your skates and check out DCR's school vacation week skating rink schedule. Between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, DCR parks in the North End,   …Continue Reading School vacation week skating schedule

PHOTO POST: Skating for all Posted on Mar 17

PHOTO POST: Skating for all

Lindsey Palatino Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs View Lindsey's Bio I took these photographs while attending a Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) universal access event at Mt. Tom in Holyoke on Feb. 6, 2010. Click here for more information about upcoming   …Continue Reading PHOTO POST: Skating for all

Get outside for school vacation week Posted on Feb 11

Get outside for school vacation week

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) View Wendy's Bio February school vacation week is almost upon us (where did the time go?!), and once again, DCR has scheduled a lot of great activities in parks across the state for kids and   …Continue Reading Get outside for school vacation week

Ice fishing for beginners Posted on Feb 2

Ice fishing for beginners

Bob Greco Chief of Staff, Department of Fish & Game (DFG) View Bob's Bio Two weekends ago, I got out for a successful day of ice fishing with my wife and kids at Baldpate Pond in Boxford. Ice fishing is one of my favorite outdoor   …Continue Reading Ice fishing for beginners

No gym membership needed Posted on Dec 22

No gym membership needed

Wendy Fox Press Secretary, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)View Wendy’s Bio Face it. We’re all going to have to work off the extra holiday food we’ve been eating these days. Before you head to the gym, though, or just sit there feeling guilty, what   …Continue Reading No gym membership needed