Sports, ice skating rinks, roller skating arenas, gym classes, YMCA programs, bowling


Veteran's Arena
Panther Way
Franklin MA 02038
(508) 541-7024
Ice skating. Public skating Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM; $3 per person, $4 for skate rentals. Homeschool passes available. Call for more information.

Norfolk Arena
1 Dean Street
Norfolk MA 02056
(508) 520-9200
Ice Skating

Loring Skating Arena
Fountain Street
Framingham, MA
(508 620-4877
Ice skating. Public skating Monday, 10-2, Tuesday through Friday, 10-12; $4.00 Adults, $3.00 12 and under.

Horgan Arena
400 Oxford Street
Auburn MA 01501
(508) 832-7201
Ice skating
Monday - Friday 10 - noon. Admission fee is $3.00 to skate. It is free to watch. Skates can be rented for an additional fee of $4 per pair. Homeschool passes available. Call for more information.

Massachusetts Hockey Rink Directory

Roll On America Family Fun Center
Rt. 2 at Exit 34
Lancaster/Leominster line, MA 01523
(978) 534-8303
Roller skating. Groups welcome. Homeschool skate time available.

Roller Kingdom
5 Highland Park Avenue
Hudson, MA 01749
(978) 562-3439
Roller skating. Groups welcome.

United Skates of America
75 New Road
Rumford, RI
Roller skating. Homeschool skate time available.

Indoor Recreation and YMCA Centers

Whitin Community Center
60 Main Street
Whitinsville, MA
(508) 234-8184
Swimming, roller skating, gymnastics, basketball, health club, aerobics, racquetball, special classes.

John Smith Soccer Center
70 Sumner Street
Milford, MA 01757
1(800) 998-SOCCER
Indoor soccer, large climbing structure

The Habitat for Soccer & Sports, Inc.
374 West Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569
(508) 278-9888
Indoor and outdoor fields for soccer, field games, street hockey, field hockey; batting cage, karate studio (extra fee).

185 Otis Street
Northboro, MA
(508) 351-9800
Uses a 70,000 square foot indoor facility to offer a variety of recreational and sports programs. Includes a climbing wall and challenge courses.

Hokomock Area YMCA
Franklin Branch
45 Forge Hill Road
Franklin, MA
(508) 528-8708
North Attleboro Branch
300 Elmwood Street
North Attleboro, MA
(508) 695-7001

Attleboro YMCA
63 North Main St.
Attleboro, MA
(508) 222-7422

MetroWest YMCA
The MetroWest YMCA at Framingham
280 Old Connecticut Path
Framingham, MA
(508) 879-4420
The MetroWest YMCA at Hopkinton
45 East Street
Hopkinton, MA
(508) 435-9345
YMCA Youth and Teen Center (formerly The Civic League)
214 Concord Street (near the library)
Framingham, MA
(508) 879-3136
Special: Open homeschool time every Friday, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Youth and Teen Center only. Homeschool time includes open/free play in the gym, board games upstairs in the former kindergarten room (which is now available), music, foosball and pool tables in the basement etc. Yearly youth and teen memberships entitle kids to all facilities at the Program Center during regular hours, as well as the private home schooler time in the morning. For daily drop-in rates see Ongoing Local Activities for more details.

YMCA of Greater Worcester - Boroughs Family Branch
4 Valente Drive
Westborough, MA

YMCA of Greater Woonsocket
18 Federal Street
Woonsocket, RI

Other Sports and Recreation

Crown Family Fun Center
1170 Main Street
Millis, MA 02054
(508) 376-1101
Bowling, pool tables, video games

Sparetime Recreation
117 Church Street
Whitinsville, MA
Bowling, pool tables

AMF - Town & Country Lanes
405 Boston Turnpike, Route 9
Shrewsbury, MA
(508) 754-7050
Bowling, pool tables

AMF - Auburn Lanes
101 Southbridge St.
Auburn, MA
(508) 791-5700
Bowling, pool tables

Walnut Hill Bowl

1666 Diamond Hill Road
Woonsocket, RI
(401) 762-9300

Modelville Hobby
58 Union Street (Rt 135)
Ashland, MA 01721
(508) 881-7616
Slot car racing

Rhode Island Rock Gym
100 Higginson Avenue
Lincoln, RI
(401) 727-1704
Indoor rock climbing facility

The Frozen Ropes Training Center
842 Upper Union Street
Franklin, MA
(508) 520-4500
Baseball and softball instruction and camps

Ballplayers Inc.
50 Main Street
Ashland, MA
(508) 881-7515
1(800) 439-7515
Baseball camps and instruction for ages 7-18 in a 10,000 sq. ft. indoor facility.

Planet Baseball
25 Riverbank Road
Attleboro, MA
Baseball clubs, clinics and private lessons. Homeschool classes available upon request. For more information, call Randy at 508-226-1120.

Pawtucket Red Sox
Minor League baseball games at McCoy Stadium
Ben Mondor Way
Pawtucket, RI
(401) 724.7300
Reasonably priced tickets and family-friendly stadium

New England Nordic Ski Association
Links to cross-country skiing lessons and locations

Hoops Archery
56 Sterling Street
Clinton, MA
866-365-7601 (toll free)
Archery classes for homeschoolers available.

Archery USA
606 Providence Highway
Dedham, MA
(781) 320-3606

Archer's Lane
11B Washington St
Route 1
South Attleboro, MA
(508) 399-6762

Blackstone Valley Fencing Academy
Fencing classes held at the YMCA in Woonsocket, RI

Skiing at Wachusett Mountain - Homeschool Specials
Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
Princeton, MA
(978) 464-2300
Many programs are available for homeschoolers. Please call for more information.

New England Karate Academy, Inc.
Ken-Ryu Kenpo/ Aerobic Kick-Boxing/ Self-Defense/ Competition Training
100 Grove Street (Northworks Building)
Worcester, MA 01605 (508) 767-0115