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North Smithfield - Rhode Island Sports Center

1186 Eddie Dowling Highway

The RI Sports Center is the home of the John W. Kennedy Jr. memorial ice rink. The RI Sports Center changed ownership in February 2001. The sports center is now locally owned and managed. It is the RI Sports Center's intention to create and maintain a more comfortable and enjoyable skating facility.  The rink underwent major renovations in 2006 and 2011 to provide our customers with state-of- the-art conditions. The sports center now offers a state of the art strength and conditioning center on the 2nd floor.

The rink has been named in honor of the late John W. Kennedy Jr. who was a former hockey star at Norwich University and devoted 20 years of his time to youth hockey in East Providence and the Greater Providence Youth Hockey Association. This facility will also be a host for the annual John W. Kennedy Jr. Hockey Tournament. The generosity and support of the Kennedy family has enabled the RI Sports Center to make many renovations and improvements to the facility. The RI Sports Center thanks the Kennedy family for their generosity and involvement in this rink.


Dylan Cunetta

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Drew Gayman plays here so don't go to this rink.

tony beck

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
What a nice facility

Kyle McCabe

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
The rink manager there on 10/31/16 was a complete jerk who wouldnt let high school kids go in the ice for our scheduled practice because we didn't have a coach and he would not let us have a parent come inside and supervise for our safety so overall the service at this rink is disgraceful. He did however let us shoot in the shooting facility upstairs. maybe it's policy but i believe a parent or guardian over the age of 18 should be able to supervise a practice so that we can get the ice we so rightfully paid for. Thank you have a good day.

Kevin Glynn

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016
Honestly, there seems to be an underlying corruption in RI hockey that you don't see everywhere. The referees seem to be watching a completely different game. Nice rink, though.

Lance Niles

Monday, Dec. 26, 2016
Great place for young players to learn the game of hockey and develop their talents.

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