The mission of the John A. Ryan Arena is to provide the residents of the
Town of Watertown the opportunity to practice and participate in their
ice sports of choice for a wide variety of age groups. The John A. Ryan
Arena will provide a facility that meets the requirements of its users
and will strive to make improvements to the facility that will benefit
the residents of the Town of Watertown.
The John A. Ryan Arena, also known as the JAR, was built in 1972 as approved by the Honorable
Town Council. The Arena is the home of many local and area groups. These groups include the Watertown Youth Hockey Program and the Lady Raiders Girls Youth Hockey program, along with Belmont Youth Hockey, Waltham Youth Hockey, Newton Youth Hockey, the Boston Junior Eagles, the New England Pride, and the Middlesex Yankee Conference Youth Girls League.
The JAR is also home to the Watertown High School Boys and Girls Hockey
teams, and the Newton South and Newton North High School Boys Varsity Hockey. Bentley University, a Division 1 NCAA Ice Hockey Program playing
in the Atlantic Hockey League, has played at the John A. Ryan Arena
For adult groups, the Watertown Men’s Senior A Hockey League, which
started play in 1972, continues to call the Ryan Arena its home. Hockey
New England, formerly known as Greater Boston Hockey, uses the JAR as
one of its rinks in promoting adult ice hockey. Several adult groups
continue to use the JAR for its recreational ice hockey purposes.
1 Paramount Place
Ph: (617) 972-6468
Fx: (617) 972-6498
Saturday - Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 am