Lee Twombly Pond
We are pleased to announce that The Lee Twombly Pond Has Reopened for 2023-24 Season
A capital campaign to raise the funds to complete this project was launched in the winter of 2023 and has generated widespread community support. Due to the generosity of our donors, we were able restore the refrigeration system and pond infrastructure and proudly re-open for the ’23-’24 season.
To reach our ultimate fundraising target and ensure the Pond can endure for future generations of skaters, we need support from our entire community, in Falmouth and beyond.
Thank you to our donors, listed here.
There is still time to show your support! Can we count on you?
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Thank you a for your support!
History and Legacy of the Lee Twombly Pond
The Lee Twombly Pond Skating Center at FIC was constructed as a gift from the Twombly family to Family Ice Center and the Southern Maine community as a permanent tribute to Lee Twombly’s love of skating and giving to others.
Lee Francis Twombly was born on March 9th 1959. He grew up in Falmouth spending his days skating and playing hockey on local ponds. At a young age of 14, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and became unable to walk after surgery. He dreamed of skating and playing hockey again, but it was not to happen for him. The Twombly family wishes to keep Lee’s spirit alive, and by donating the facility in Lee’s memory, allows children the opportunity to learn to skate and discover the joy of getting exercise and enjoying the outdoors. Lee remained positive throughout his short life, never wanting to be a burden on others and showing concern and compassion for others even when faced with a terminal illness. The Lee Twombly Memorial Award was created in his honor at the Falmouth Middle School.
To read the plaque dedicated to his story (located in the Family Ice Center lobby), please Click Here.
The Pond is refrigerated and open from early December through late February, weather permitting, from 10 AM until 8 PM for public skating.
Thanks to our generous sponsors!
POND SKATING IS FREE FOR ALL!
Note: Family Ice Center does not offer rental skates.