Permits are needed for indoor ice rinks that use ice resurfacer equipment (Zamboni, etc.) that rely on fossil fuels. The purpose of the indoor skating rink state regulation (105 CMR 675.000) is to ensure the health and safety of customers by limiting air concentrations of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide that are produced by fossil fueled resurfacing equipment. The regulation does not apply to 1) outdoor ice rinks or 2) indoor ice rinks that use non-fossil fueled (such as electric) power equipment.
To get a permit, you can apply online. Permits are given annually. An annual site visit is required to check the air quality, the site’s ventilation, and equipment. This is done by the department’s Environmental Health team.
Updated: August 11, 2022