Opening December 2016 for our third season! See you on the rink. Thanks Everyone!

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Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond shared Strawbery Banke Museum's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Coming to see Baby Animals today? Stop by The Rusty Hammer afterwards—kids eat free all day! We’re grateful for their sponsorship!

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Ice Dance International "Joy of Skating Clinic" held at the rink on February 26th with the ice show pros for advanced skaters. All kids attending were from New Hampshire and two from Vermont. A wonderful day for skating in New England! ... See MoreSee Less

February 26 with Ryan Bradley, Kim Navarro, Elin Schran, Douglas Webster, Ashley Clark, Carly Donowick and Brent Bommentre. Photos by Christine Rancourt and Doug Webster

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Great photos of our show Skating Stars on the Seacoast by Ralph Morang. Thanks everyone for coming and for the great season at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond! See you next year! ... See MoreSee Less

IDI Community Outreach Show Sharing the Joy of Skating with Community at the Strawbery Banke Museum's "Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, a home of IDI's outreach. February 26 and 27, 2016 Photos: Ralph Morang courtesy of Strawbery Banke Museum

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Strawbery Banke Museum has added a winter ice skating facility to its historic landscape. This tastefully designed venue is a significant community asset and is appropriately named “Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond" for historic significance and its pond-like look and feel. It also complements the Museum’s mission to be a cultural resource and gathering place.

Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond provides ice skating in a festive atmosphere and bring a joyous, community experience to the city of Portsmouth during the winter. The rink is 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.

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Our Story

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 Puddle Dock was flooded and used for ice skating. This interest has been validated, and thanks to countless donors and the hard work of many, the vision became a reality in December 2014! The first season 22,000 skaters came together to enjoy a winter gathering spot that encourages healthy and affordable outdoor winter recreation for all ages and abilities. Our second season we had 18,400 visitors! The rink has become a ‘beloved’ addition to the Seacoast community. See you on the rink this winter!