Indoor Skating Rinks

Training Overview

  • Audience: Public and community health professionals and anyone interested in learning more about state regulations to maintain air quality in indoor skating rinks
  • Format: Online, self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RS, National Environmental Health Association REHS/RS
  • Competencies:Air Quality
  • Learning level: Awareness
  • Prerequisites:None
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:

As a large number of adults and children visit indoor ice skating rinks, often year-round, there are potential concerns about air quality and exposure to certain contaminants. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), exhaust from fuel-fired ice resurfacers in enclosed ice skating rinks can release carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) into the air. All three of these contaminants can impact human health and in Massachusetts, CO and NO2 are regulated. State and local public health agencies have coordinated their efforts to establish programs that protect the health, safety, and well-being of the visitors and employees of indoor ice skating rinks. Local boards of health (LBOH) should identify all indoor ice skating rinks in their community that use ice resurfacing equipment powered by combustible fuels, and work in partnership with operators to maintain safe and appropriate indoor air quality.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the health risks of CO and NO2 in indoor ice skating rinks
  • Summarize the major sections of 105 CMR 675.000: Requirements to Maintain Air Quality in Indoor Skating Rinks (675)
  • Distinguish between state health department and LBOH responsibilities for enforcing 675
  • Describe five LBOH functions to ensure indoor ice skating rinks comply with 675

Subject Matter Experts

  • Steve Hughes
    Program Director
    Bureau of Environmental Health
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH)


This training was supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with funds made available by the Grant Number CFDA #93.069 and #93.889, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.