Private Family Skating at Memorial Sports Center

In the wake of the Executive Order suspending youth and adult recreational hockey until December 15th 2020, Memorial Sports Center needs your help to keep our ice in place and in great shape. We’re now offering Vermont families discounted private ice rentals, giving your household the chance to have fun and get some exercise together in a safe indoor facility. You can come out and skate for fun or bring your hockey gear and work on getting ready for the 2020-21 season.

To find an open rental date and time, please view our Master Schedule. You will see booked slots listed by date and time. Any times that are not booked are available for family rentals. Note that there will be a 30 minute gap between any back to back family rentals. All bookings are first come, first served.

Ice rental slots are available for a minimum donation of $50 per hour and will be reserved via email to

Payment in cash or check (payable to Friends of Middlebury Hockey) can be left in drop box across from locker room 2 or you can pay online via PayPal and use your PayPal account, credit, or debit card. To pay online, please click the Donate button below and make sure to include the name and email address used to book your reservation.

Any youth hockey or adult group slots you see on 11/29 and beyond are placeholders and private family rentals can be booked over the top those slots up through 12/15. If the Governor’s orders are rescinded prior to 12/15, we will revert back to normal prescheduled activities and family rentals will be canceled. 

This activity is organized in response to the Executive Order issued by Governor Scott on 11/13/2020. All participants during your rental time must be Vermont residents and limited to only members of a single household. Individuals who live alone may gather with members of their immediate family residing in a different household. Only immediate family members of a household can attend a Family Rental session. Friends and extended family are expressly prohibited.

Family Rental Instructions:

  1. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your rental. The front door will be automatically unlocked at that time.
  2. Upon entry, turn on LED lights with 2 switches inside and to the right of the entry door
  3. Payment in cash or check (payable to Friends of Middlebury Hockey) can be left in drop box across from locker room 2. Write family name on outside of envelope. If you prefer to pay online using PayPal, debit, or credit, please click the Donate button above.
  4. Complete the Contact Tracing form at the ticket counter inside the first-floor vestibule. Forehead temperature scanners are available at the ticket counter. Store the form in the file cabinet behind the counter in the top drawer in the folder for that day of week.
  5. Sanitization supplies are also available at the ticket counter for your use
  6. Lace skates and, if needed, put on hockey gear while on the benches in the west end of rink. Follow signage for restroom use.
  7. The PA will be available in the scorer’s booth. MP3 players, iPods, CDs, thumb drives can be played. The disco ball switch keys can be made available upon request in advance
  8. In addition to standard nets, other smaller nets are available on the home bench. Please return them when done.
  9. Rental skates are not available at this time
  10. Exit the facility no later than 15 minutes after your rental
  11. Turn off the LED lights upon exit. The front door will be locked automatically after your rental.
  12. Please note that the ice will not be resurfaced after every rental. Ice conditions will be monitored and resurfaced only when necessary.
Michael McAuliffe