Douglas N. Everett Arena

The Douglas N. Everett Arena hosts dry floor events from mid-March to mid-September. From mid-September to mid-march, the arena operates as an ice arena and hosts ice skating activities such as public ice skating, stick practice, and hockey.

Everett Arena

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COVID-19 Guidelines

All ice activities at the Everett Arena follow COVID-19 guidelines in accordance with the CDC, State of New Hampshire, and City of Concord. View the State of New Hampshire's COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for Hockey & Indoor Ice Arenas (released October 24, 2020). The Everett Arena has been exceeding all guidelines for cleaning and sanitization, has had safety measures in place for increased air filtration, and also implemented a new screening kiosk for improved COVID-19 screenings with touchless temperature taking. 

COVID-19 Reminder Alert:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions (see full arena guidelines below), please be aware of the following:

  • Public Ice Skating: Public ice skating is limited to less than 50% capacity. The arena does not take reservations for public sessions. Please arrive at the beginning of skating hours to ensure entry.
  • High School Hockey Games: No visiting team spectators allowed at the arena for high school games. Immediate family only allowed in the building for home team high school games. Watch live and on demand games from anywhere using Live Barn.

Everett Arena COVID-19 Screening Kiosk

The Everett Arena has a COVID-19 screening kiosk in the front entrance lobby for all visitors and staff to complete upon entering the facility. This new technology is a touchless mobile application that will provide a risk assessment to ensure COVID-19 guideline compliance. It's quick and easy to use. Just scan the QR code at the arena (or visit the questionnaire website on your phone before visiting the arena), fill out the quick questionnaire, and a unique QR code will be generated on your phone for you to scan at the kiosk. The QR code is time sensitive and will expire after the end of the day. Once the code has been scanned, use the hands free thermometer to take your temperature on your forehead or wrist. Access to the arena will be granted after successful completion of this screening. Everyone that enters the arena will be required to be screened and have their temperature taken at the kiosk in the front entrance lobby. All visitors will be logged. Paper forms will be made available as a backup if there are any issues with the kiosk or if a visitor does not have access to a phone. 

Everett Arena Hockey, Public Skating, & Stick Practice Guidelines

All groups must follow these updated COVID-19 guidelines when visiting the arena:

  • Use the main front entrance only to enter the building. 
  • Use the side door near the river only to exit the building.
  • All guests are required to complete a screening with temperature checking.
  • All guests are required to wear a mask or facial covering while in the building. 
  • Masks or facial coverings are required while on the ice during public ice skating. 
  • Masks or facial coverings are recommended while on the ice during stick practice and hockey, but not required when actively engaged in athletics. 
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet while on and off the ice.
  • Building doors will be locked until 15 minutes before events.
  • Follow signage. One-way traffic has been established throughout the arena an on the ice.
  • All skaters must skate in the same direction for public ice skating.
  • Sneeze guards in place at front desk / admission area and at the Pro Shop.
  • Public ice skating is limited to less than 50% capacity. The arena does not take reservations for public sessions. Please arrive at the beginning of skating hours.
  • Skate rentals and skate aide walkers will be thoroughly disinfected after each use.
  • Immediate family only allowed in the building 5 minutes before stick practice or hockey practice / games. Siblings MUST stay with parent or group will be asked to leave.
  • No visiting spectators allowed for high school hockey gamesImmediate family only allowed in the building for home team high school games. Watch live and on demand games from anywhere using Live Barn.
  • Limiting stick practice to 20 skaters and 2 goalies.
  • Visit Concord Youth Hockey Association's (CYHA) website for their full list of guidelines.
  • Hockey players must stay in locker rooms until arena staff notifies them to enter the ice.
  • Hockey players exiting the ice must immediately go to their locker rooms and will have 15 minutes to change. Players in Locker Room C & D will exit out the back door of their locker room. Players in Locker Room A or B will wait until notified by arena staff to exit out the side building doors.
  • Score box will only be authorized for use by the score keeper, time keeper, and announcer. Score box and balcony will be closed weekdays except for games.
  • No spitting, communal food, and sharing of water bottles. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the facility.
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection are provided with touch points cleaned every 2 hours.
  • Improved air quality with MERV 13 filtration and increased outdoor air ventilation.
  • Pro Shop will follow retail guidance.
  • Snack bar will follow restaurant guidance.
  • Only Everett Arena staff will be authorized to let people into the building.

For more details, please view our Public Skating & Stick Practice COVID-19 Guidelines and Hockey COVID-19 Guidelines

Please follow these new guidelines so we can all safely enjoy ice skating, hockey, and stick practice. Public safety is our first priority and we ask everyone to please stay home if they are not well. Learn more about ice skating and stick practice by visiting www.concordnh.gov/skating.

Arena History

In the 1930’s, Concord citizens formed a not-for-profit corporation, The Concord Ice Skating Arena, Inc., to build and operate an indoor ice skating arena. The arena was built in 1965 and named after Doug Everett, a 1932 Olympic Silver Medalist, for his skill in skating and hockey as well as his civic and business leadership. In 1981, the City of Concord acquired the Everett Arena and the facility is now owned, operated, and maintained by the General Services Department. The arena’s mission is to provide a safe, attractive, and well-operated multi-purpose facility for the Concord community at competitive rates of other facilities in the region.