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 testimony to Lee Twombly’s love of skating and giving to others.
Lee Francis Twombly was born on March 9 th 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 this will allow children the opportunity to learn to skate and discover the joy of getting exercise and enjoying the outdoors. Lee remained positive through 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.
The pond is refrigerated and open for the months of December, January and February weather permitting from 10 AM until 9 PM for public skating. All Falmouth residents skate for free and others can skate for a nominal fee of $5.00. The fee helps to support the cost of running the rink.
To read the plaque dedicated to his story (located in the Family Ice Center lobby), please click HERE.