The Murphy Rink in South Boston is open for public skating until March 20 as part of the DCR’s program. 

South Boston Online stopped by on a recent Sunday morning to check it out. 

A group from East Boston was having a blast on the small rink while South Boston Youth Hockey games were being played on the large rink. The Eastie parents had been looking for a rink that was open in the morning – before naptime – and saw Murphy Rink offered that. The parents appreciated that a smaller rink was available for their young children, ages 2 and 3.

The rink offers skate rentals, and for new skaters, crates and other aids are available.

If you’re looking for a great activity this winter, check out the times the rinks at Murphy are open:

Public skating hours (large rink)

  • Sunday:  2-3:50 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: Noon-1:50 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon-1:50 p.m. & 6-7:50 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7-8:50 p.m.

Public skating hours (small rink)

  • Sunday: 10 a.m.-3:50 p.m.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: Noon-5:50 p.m.
  • Friday: Noon-7:50 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-7:50 p.m.

To see the open skate hours at all the DCR rinks, visit


Three-year-old Lance Rodriguez Jr. is all smiles at the Murphy Rink


Michael Burri gives his son, Michael Jr., 3, a ride around the rink on a crate.


Lance Rodriguez uses a crate to help teach his 3-year-old son, Lance Jr., how to skate.


Jen Burri and her daughter, Melia, 2, take to the ice.