The Winthrop Rink opened for the season last Friday (Nov. 9), and will host its first hockey tournament this weekend.

The tournament, set for Friday through Sunday (Nov. 16-18), features four teams made up of adults ages 60 and older. Spectators can watch for free.

The rink offers a variety of programs in addition to open skating sessions, including skating lessons for all ages and abilities; a youth hockey program; drop-in sessions for hockey “rink rats;” adult and youth hockey tournaments, “cheap skate” nights with reduced rates; and Friday night themed skating sessions. There will be 10 more hockey tournaments this winter season.

Rentals are available for those who don’t have their own skates.

The rink is lighted for late afternoon and evening operation. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available. There are several changing rooms for hockey teams, and an upstairs gallery with windows overlooking the ice surface. The upstairs room is also available to rent for events. The rink will be open through March 2019.

If you’re looking for something active to do on Thanksgiving, the rink will offer an open skating session from 1 – 4 p.m.

See winthroprink.org for a complete schedule information and rental prices, or call 996-4199 for more information.