March 17, 2020: Loring Arena will be closed to the public until further notice. We can be reached by phone or email during regular business office hours.
The City of Framingham is taking action to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our public spaces throughout our community. We are following the safety recommendations as outlined in the State of Emergency declaration by Governor Charlie Baker and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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History of the Facility
Loring Arena is the City of Framingham owned skating facility, operated by the Division of Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs. Loring opened in November of 1963 as a seasonally operated facility, and one of the first municipally owned arenas in the area. Funding for Loring is a combination of City appropriations and user fees. It is managed toward the mission statement below.
It is the mission of Loring Arena (and everyone associated with the arena) to contribute to the overall recreational program of the City of Framingham, by providing for the varied skating needs of the community. It is our goal to have Loring Arena serve as a source of pride to the community, while passing on as little cost to the City as possible.
Using the Arena
Currently Loring Arena provides safe, stable and reliable skating services to area residents with regularly scheduled public skating and public stick time that is open to all. In addition, the arena supports multiple local user groups including Framingham Youth Hockey, Framingham High School boys and girls hockey, Framingham Middle School boys and girls hockey, Framingham Parks and Recreation programs, Holliston High School Hockey, Framingham State College Hockey, Ashland High School Hockey, and multiple user groups. Loring has also been a venue for MIAA Hockey Tournaments. Ice time is scheduled to maximally achieve the mission statement and provide a balance among the many skating interests. All ice usage must be permitted through the Loring Arena Business Office, 508-532-5951.