When the weather turns cold there is skating at Mead Park and Mill Pond, with signs posted to let residents know when it is safe to put their skates on and hit the ice. Skating is “at your own risk” and there is lighted skating at both. Skating is not allowed on reservoirs. 

The New Canaan Winter Club (203-966-4280/ncwinterclub.com) on Frogtown Road has an NHL regulation size rink and a clubhouse. The private club offers family activities as well as hockey and figure skating. Lessons are available. There is also outdoor skating on Hardon Pond.