Strawbery Banke Museum is in the process of adding a winter ice skating facility to its historic landscape. This tastefully designed venue that will be a significant community asset and is appropriately named “Puddle Dock Pond” for historic significance and its pond-like look and feel. It will also complement the Museum’s mission to be a cultural resource and gathering place.
The Puddle Dock Pond aims to provide ice skating in a festive atmosphere and bring a joyous, community experience to the city of Portsmouth during the winter. The rink will be a seasonal venue that is erected from December through February. Our goal is to bring families, skaters, and spectators to enjoy healthy, winter recreation at an affordable price.
Our Story: Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum Interest in a community ice skating rink at Strawbery Banke Museum (SBM) has existed for many years. In fact there have been times in the past when an area of Puddle Dock was flooded and used for skating. In January of 2012, Larry Yerdon, President of SBM, was […]