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About Us

Northshire Civic Center - Riley Rink at Hunter Park is a community, non profit civic center for sports, events & exhibitions that provides quality athletic, cultural and social programming for children, teens, adults and families. We rely on generous financial and dedicated volunteer support from our community.

Southern Vermont’s largest indoor special events, multi-purpose facility features the area’s only Olympic-sized ice rink. We accommodate public and private ice skating. Skate rentals are available. Enjoy all the action from the Paul Schimpt Warming room. Don’t forget to stop by the newly named “Overlook Room” and enjoy quality of food you just don’t normally get at a concession stand. Private party space is available – reservations are required.

The crown jewel of RRHP is the newly established Northshire Skating Academy. With its Learn to Skate Curriculum, Riley Rink offers Adult Hockey leagues, specialized clinics, adult drop-in hockey and a full slate of public skate times. We are a proud partner and home to Northshire Hockey Association, Mainstreet Hockey and the Rusty Blades adult women’s hockey league. 

Northshire Civic Center - Riley Rink at Hunter Park Mission Statement

Northshire Civic Center - Riley Rink at Hunter Park is a premier non profit civic center that hosts sports, events and exhibitions serving children, teens, adults and families in Southern Vermont.

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Opened in 1997, Northshire Civic Center sits on 35 acres in the foothills of Vermont's bucolic Green Mountain National Forest on Route 7A in Manchester Center, Vermont.  With 22,000 square feet of open floor space and an Olympic-sized indoor ice rink, it is Southern Vermont's premier civic center for sports, events, and exhibitions.

Northshire Civic Center features pubic skating, learn to skate program, youth and adult hockey leagues, and it is home to the Northshire Skating Academy, Northshire Hockey Association and Burr and Burton High School Hockey during the winter months. 

In March the ice rink transforms to an indoor Turf arena, where we have youth lacrosse, high school field hockey, youth baseball, youth soccer and men & women soccer league. 

In May, events & exhibitions begin and are held through October, including Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Art & Craft Festival, Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival, Komen New England,  Barn Sale, Super Bingo, and much more.