Open Skate and Stick & Puck

Open Skate and Stick & Puck
Wide shot of people skating on the Whittemore Center ice.

UNH Campus Recreation offers two opportunities for UNH Student, Faculty/Staff with active memberships at the Hamel Rec Center, to get out on the ice. Open Skate is great for skaters of all abilities to hone their skills or skate with friends. Stick & Puck is for those looking to work on hockey related skills.

Admission (individuals without membership): $8.00 for participants over 4 years

  • Skate Rental $5.00

Both take place on the Whittemore Center Arena ice. Registration is not required. View schedules below. 

Public Skate

Come out and skate at the Whitt on Tuesdays from 6:15pm-7:30pm, February 6 - March 12. No registration or active HRC membership required for these dates!

Wide shot of people skating on the Whittemore Center ice.
Open Skate
Hockey player reaching toward puck with hockey stick on ice.
Stick & Puck


Skates can be rented for $5 per pair. These may only be used for Open Skate or Stick & Puck. Participants are not allowed to bring rental skates outside of the Whittemore Center.   

Stick & Puck skaters must wear protective gear: Ice hockey skates, elbow pads, ice hockey shin pads, ice hockey gloves, cup, hockey pants, and approved ice hockey helmet with full face mask and chin cup. Helmets are available for participants to borrow at the Public skate lobby.

Public Skate: Helmets are required for individuals under the age of 18. Skate trainers are not available or permitted on the ice. 

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