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April 20, 2024 | Latest Issue
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Winter 2024 ice skating rink tracker

The College determined on Feb. 20 that the ice is stable enough for the rink to stay open for the near future.


Updated (Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m.): This article has been updated to include the Office of Communication’s latest announcement about the rink from Feb. 20. 

On Feb. 20, the Office of Communications announced on Vox Daily that the ice skating rink on the Green would remain open for a few more days this week due to cold enough weather conditions. “The best way to know if it is open is to stop by and check,” the announcement stated.

One day prior, the Office of Communications had announced that the ice skating rink on the Green would close for the season due to “unstable ice conditions.” The announcement — which appeared on Vox Daily — also thanked the College’s Facilities Operations & Management team and Hanover town crews for maintaining the rink. 

According to previous reporting from The Dartmouth, when the ice skating rink on the Green opened, ice skates were not initially offered at the rink; however, the article noted that students could access some ice skates in the Dartmouth Outdoor Rental space in Robinson Hall. During the first Dartmouth Student Government meeting of the winter term, senators discussed the possibility of funding ice skates for students to rent. 

Upon the rink’s opening on Jan. 18, the College announced that free skate rentals were available for pickup and dropoff within a five-minute drive from campus at the James W. Campion Rink in West Lebanon. The stakes were purchased by the Hanover Improvement Society with a donation made by the President’s Office, according to previous reporting from The Dartmouth.

Daniel Modesto

Daniel Modesto ’24 is the News executive editor. He is from Brooklyn, New York, and is a Native American and Indigenous Studies major modified with Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies.