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Skating Rink


        John A. Ryan Skating Arena

1 Paramount Place
Watertown, Massachusetts  02172


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The John A. Ryan Skating Arena is a NHL-size skating rink owned and operated by the Town of Watertown featuring many amenities including:


  • Warm Viewing Room
  • Heated Stands
  • Skate Shop with rentals
  • Consession Stand
  • Vending
  • Eight changing rooms
  • Hot showers
  • Skate changing area



    • Seating capacity for 1,250 spectators
    • 200' by 85' NHL-sized skating surface

    Follow Us on Twitter at:  @RyanArena

    Home to Watertown Youth Hockey, Watertown Lady Raiders Girls hockey, as well as many other youth hockey and Watertown, St Josephs Prep and
    Newton South high school hockey programs
    as well as the Catholic Central JV leauge, MIAA

    Home to Bentley University Playing in the Atlantic Hockey

    Reservation Rates

    The arena is available for private rentals for 60 and 50 minute blocks of time. The rates vary due to date, time, and ice usage. Generally, the rink can be reserved for for a 60 minute block or for a 50 minute block please contact the Director for pricing..

    Demand for ice time is greatest from December through March; reserve dates should be booked well in advance. The most available times for private rental groups tend to be in the early fall, late spring, and some holidays. Contact:



    Daniel F. Brothers

    Owen Jones, 
    Assistant Manager

    1 Paramount Pl.
    Watertown, MA
    Get Directions

    Ph: (617) 972-6469
    Cell Ph: (617) 842-6997
    Fax: (617) 972-6498

    Evenings & Weekends
    Ph: (617) 972-6468

    Sunday - Saturday
    8:30 am - 11:00 pm