Ice Jam at Newington Arena - Returns November 16
by posted 10/30/2018

Ice Jam returns on Friday nights starting November 16, 2018.  Enjoy a public skating event with the lights turned off, laser light show, strobe lights and music.

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Congratulation Lauren Jeong
by posted 10/05/2018

Congratulation Lauren Jeong

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Early Winter Learn to Skate
by posted 08/20/2018

We are excited to announce our early winter program of Learn to Skate USA classes at the Newington Arena (300 Alumni Rd in Newington, CT). The 8-week session will start on Friday November 9, 2018.

The Learn to Skate program will run November 9 – January 6, with classes being held on Fridays and Sundays. This is a structured program with a set curriculum using the Learn to Skate USA model. There will not be classes on Thanksgiving weekend (11/23 & 11/25).

For more information and for registration, please visit:


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Newington Arena "Best of Award" for 2018
by posted 06/05/2018

Newington Arena wins Newington Chamber of Commerce "Best of Award" for Best Indoor Fun !!!!!! Thank you to Michelle Nowik and to everyone who voted.

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Newington Arena....Home of the Hartford Braillers
by posted 05/24/2018

Newington Arena is the proud home to the Hartford Braillers. The Braillers are a visually impaired hockey team playing one of the fastest growing para-sports across North America.  As Connecticut was once home of the Hartford Whalers, it is now home of the Hartford Braillers – a blind hockey team. Team practices are held at Newington Arena. Players of any level of experience are always welcome. Check out the recent features done by Fox 61 and WFSB 3:

Braillers featured on Fox 61:


Braillers featured on WFSB 3:


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Speed Skating Returns to Newington Arena
by posted 05/24/2018

We are extremely happy to have speed skating returning to Newington Arena this fall. Please check our schedule for speed skating sessions.

At US Speedskating, from pond to podium, we envision a sport where all ages can experience the thrill of speed and the camaraderie of the skating community.  Speedskating is the fastest human-powered sport in the world. To date, US Speedskating has won 88 Olympic medals, making it the most successful winter sport in the U.S. 
Speedskating practice(short track) in Newington will be focused on developing skating skills, understanding strategy and tactics of the sport. Short track Speedskating is often referred to as NASCAR on ice. 
In order to safely participate in our session, every individual will need the following equipment:
skates, helmet, knee pads, gloves, long sleeve shirt, and long pants.
Our Coach, Elena Sklutovsky, is a level 3 USS certified Coach with more then 10 years of experience. She has a long record of developing many National and International level competitors. 
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Newington Arena, Home of Finer Edge Figure Skating Club
by posted 04/24/2018

Newington Arena is the proud home of the Finer Edge Figure Skating Club. FEFSC is an exemplary figure skating club with international accolades. For more information about Finer Edge Figure Skating Club, please visit http://fineredgefsc.weebly.com/

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WhalerLand open at Newington Arena
by posted 04/12/2018

The 21st century version Hartford Whalers have  a new ally: Whaler Land has opened in Newington, and will be expanding in the summer.

Whaler Land is a store within the 2-rink Newington Arena.  Whaler Land sells an abundance of gear for Hartford area sports: Old-School New England Whalers tee shirts, including those with "Pucky" the whale and the retro "harpoon" logo adorn the clothing racks in Whaler Land.  
Adults who were in Connecticut when the Whalers were playing can view posters of past teams on the Whaler Land walls while this children can play a game of table hockey.
"Children are somehow interested in the team.  Some are fascinated when we play old time Whalers videos", says Mark Stewart, who is a co-founder of Whaler Land.  The store is open on Saturdays, when Newington Arena holds free skate times for kids and parents, and by appointment.  
Whaler Land supports an overall mission: to bring an NHL team back to Hartford.  "We want more and more fans of hockey to wear shirts and hats this summer to show the support for relocating a team is real", says EJ Devokaitis.  "Devoted Devo" is another who is working to bring back a 21st century Whalers.  
Ultimately, swarms of sports lovers who'd like to see a major league franchise return to Hartford are meant to lure a Billionaire owner to bring him team here.  Stewart chimes in here: "What better to do with $350 mil than majority ownership that gets you into the best club around - the 32 owners of the most international game among the four big sports!"  
Their Linked-in campaign, to find that billionaire, a bit sultry, started this month.  Whaler Land's merchandise is available at www.NHLtoHartford.org.  The store features "all things Whalers", including their new clothing with the slogan "Make Connecticut SKATE Again."
Whaler Land holds an on-ice and off-ice event May 5 featuring a skating mascot and games for children.  Parents can register for the event on Event Brite at 
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Newington Arena Holiday Ice Show
by posted 11/28/2017

The Newington Arena Holiday Ice Show was a huge success with over 40 performances. Thank you to Michelle Nowick for coordinating the event and Brittany Schon and the many coaches who contributed to the show. Great job by all performers !!!!

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Congratulations Nick Bonino & Ron Hainsey Stanley Cup Champions
by posted 06/13/2017

Newington Arena athletes and Connecticut natives Nick Bonino & Ron Hainsey will be having their names etched on the Stanley Cup!  Nick, Ron and their fellow Pittsburgh Penguins teammates are the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions!

Newington Arena is the proud training home to both Ron and Nick in the off-season.

Both athletes have done their off-ice training at Pete Asadourian’s Future Fitness Sport Specific Training facility for years as well as regulars in the College-Pro Hockey camp that runs every August at Newington Arena.

Congratulations to Nick and Ron on a great season and an amazing playoff run.

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Daily Public Skating, Pick-Up Hockey, Hockey Skills
by posted 03/28/2017

Check out our schedule for daily public skating sessions, pick-up hockey sessions (formerly stick time), and hockey skills sessions (formerly open hockey).

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Friday Pick-Up Hockey Special.....$10.00
by posted 03/21/2017

Join us on Friday's from 12pm-1:20pm for our Friday Pick-Up Hockey Special. Only $10.00.  Full equipment is required and you must be 16 or older to participate in this pick-up game. Goalies play for free.......if you bring a goalie, you also skate for free.

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LiveBarn at Newington Arena
by posted 01/27/2017

Newington Arena is the 1st in the STATE! LiveBarn is here

Now your family and friends that can not attend the game will be able to watch live or replay later. The Live Barn streaming video is the result of the recent installation of a state of the art technology video system.  The multi camera system follows the flow of a game like a television broadcast and can be played anywhere on your computers or mobile devices.

To get a free trial and a 10% discount use promo code 7e75-b595 when you go to livebarn.com Its easy and the memories of the games can now be shared by all.

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