The Rink at State Street

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Generously Underwritten By


Generously Underwritten By


About the Rink

The Rink at State Street is a winterseason, public, outdoor ice rink situated on the State House lawn in downtown Montpelier, Vermont. The rink is operated by the City of Montpelier in coordination with Montpelier Alive and community volunteers.



 Thanks for a great pilot season, Montpelier and the State of Vermont!

A huge thanks to all who contributed to making the Rink at State Street happen and making it a success. From the enthusiastic skaters, to City and Montpelier Alive staff, to local businesses who donated, to volunteers... it was truly a community effort.

We’d like to extend special thanks to the following groups and individuals for their efforts:

Rink Underwriters:

National Life Group Foundation

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group Giving Fund

Donated Services/Equipment:

Arocordis Design

CED Twin State Electrical Supply

Harry Strand and Montpelier Construction

Pho Capital



State Street Gulf Station

Sign Design Digital Graphics

The many individuals who lent their time and expertise along the way:

Richard Amore, Jessie Baker, Paul Carnahan, Alex DePillis, Suzanne Eikenberry, Stephen Frey, William Fraser, Christine Hertz, Harry Kahn, Ward Joyce, Dave Mascoveta, John Murphy, Theresa Murray-Clasen, Mariah Quinn, Louis Porter, Damian Renzello, Dan Vooris, Tom Willard, Ashley Witzenberger and Richard Wobby

Representatives of Key Community Organizations and State Agencies:

Former President Sarah Jarvis and the Board of Montpelier Alive

Mayor John Hollar and the Montpelier City Council

Montpelier Business Association

Chief Robert Gowans and the Montpelier Fire Department

Chief Anthony Facos and the Montpelier Police Department

Tom McArdle and the Montpelier Department of Public Works

Arne McMullen, Rick Lachapelle, Carl Nunn and the Montpelier Recreation Department

Reps. Mary Hooper and Warren Kitzmiller

The Vermont Capitol Complex Commission

The Vermont Agency of Administration and the Department of Buildings and General Services

Skate Rentals:

Onion River Sports

And, of course, huge thanks go out to our

Volunteer Rink Monitors

who spent some cold days out there on the ice!
They are:  

     Amy Bell

     Caroline Blake

     Jon Copans    

     Chip Gianfagna          

     Al Rosa          

     Kate Stephenson                                                       

     David Tartter                                                                                                  

     Perry Thomas

The Rink Coordinators are working on a final report for the pilot season, including the community survey results, to share with the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services, local supporters, and the community at large. A summary of the report will be made available on this website in July 2017.

We hope to see you all out there next year!


Rink Coordinators, Nate Hausman and Kim McKee