North End

Dedham Campus

DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street, North End, Boston, MA

Operated by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the facility offers open viewing, seating areas, and limited skate rentals. Located in the historic North End, there is convenient access to public transportation at the MBTA’s North Station, on-street parking and parking garages within walking distance.

Program Offered

Basic Skills

Fun, goal-oriented program for beginners, children (age 6+) through adult. Skaters will receive Basic Skills instruction following the Learn to Skate USA curriculum which is endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. Basic Skills sessions offered: Basic Skills 2-6, Pre-Free Skate through Free Skate 6, and Adult 2-6.


Out of State/Travel Order Policy

Skaters from all the restricted states deemed by the Commonwealth have to provide negative PCR testing from within 72 hours of arrival at The Skating Academy’s lessons.


Please note that at this time, we are only accepting students that have previously taken lessons at any Learn to Skate program and currently meet the age and level requirements outlined below.

For any questions on skater eligibility, please contact us at (617) 787-5283 or by emailing,

Please Review! COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Self-Health Questionnaire

2020-2021 Program Schedule

Term First Class Last Class No Class # Classes Price Registration Opens
Basic Skills: Saturdays 10:15am-10:55am (Ages 6-Adult: Basic 2-6, Pre-Free Skate, and Free Skate 1-6)
*At this time, we are not able to accept any beginner or first-time skaters.*
Winter 1 Nov 14, 2020 Jan 16, 2021 11/28, 12/26 8 $176 Call for Availability
Winter 2 Jan 23, 2021 Mar 13, 2021 2/13 7 $154 Dec 9th

Campus Manager

Michael Phaneuf

Michael Phaneuf has been the Program Director for Skating Academy’s Therapeutic Skating Program since 2014. He is a graduate of Babson College and has his Masters in Middle School Math Education and Special Eduction from the University of Massachusetts. He is a Special Education and English language teacher in Boston Public Schools. – continue reading –


Map & Directions


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