2024 Skate FUNdraiser 

Thanks to all who attended the 2024 Skate on Sunday, March 3 at the Nashoba Valley Olympia; our 25th Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser

All $2,000.00 in donations benefitted local food pantries, AB STEAM events, community wellness + eco programs including:

Thanks to the generous annual rink and skating donations: Nashoba Valley Olympia, Colonial Figure Skating Club and Cooke’s Skate Rentals.

Thanks to these local hospitality businesses: Acton Coffee, Edible Arrangements, Oscar’s Burrito, Eve & Murray’s Farm to Home, Bee’s Knees British Imports, Idylwilde Farms,, Market Dynamics, UPS Store Acton + ONE27 Photography.

25th Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser Highlights from March 3, 2024!

Lisa Cote President of Nashoba Valley Olympia (NVO) (donates rink for Annual  Community FUNdraiser), KJ Herther and Gary Kappel 

Photos from the 25th Annual Community FUNdraiser at NVO in Boxborough, MA. You can order prints of any photo directly from the gallery. Small digital files are available for free for personal use only. If you would like to inquire about commercial photo usage, please email

24th Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser

See more photos of the 2023 Skate and find out about sponsors, donors and causes.

Stay tuned for AB PIP re-visioning including STEAM projects and collaborations.

AB Community Skate FUNdraiser

The annual AB Skate FUNdraiser is held in March at the Nashoba Valley Olympia Rink (rink #3) on route 111 in Boxborough. ALL proceeds benefit AB PIP STEM, local food pantries, AB energy initiatives, non-profits and charities.

Coming Soon: Planning for the 2025 Annual AB Community Skate.

2023 Skate FUNdraiser Thank You

Thanks to all who attended the 24th Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser. We had a great turnout on March 5th. Hosted by AB PIP STEM, the new Colonial Figure Skating Club and Nashoba Valley Olympia, the event raised $1,500 for local charities and non-profits. ALL proceeds went to these causes:

See more photos and a complete list of donors.

Colonial Figure Skating Club at the 24th Annual Community Skate FUNdraiser

2021-2022 Skate FUNdraiser

The 2021 AB PIP Family Skate was a virtual event. Over $1,000 was raised for these causes:

2020 Skate FUNdraiser 

The 2020 AB Skate FUNdraiser launched the local tribute to Caroll Spinney (Acton High Class of 1951) aka ‘Big Bird’ and Oscar the Grouch! Skating, DJ music and refreshments were enjoyed by all ages & ice skating abilities. Non-skaters and ‘Big Bird’ supporters were welcome! Many wore 'Big Bird' YELLOW & shared local memories that celebrated Caroll. We shared 'seeds of kindness' (sunflower bookmarks and seeds from the West Acton Citizens' Library). Special thank you to Nashoba Valley Olympia in Boxborough for the very generous donation of the ice rink time and Cooke’s Skate Rentals for early opening & offering some complimentary skate rentals. 

Family Skate

Acton Nature Guide

The NEW Acton Nature Guide with updated map of Acton Conservation lands, depicts local wildlife including birds, butterflies, insects, wildflowers, pond life, mammals, trees and invasive plants. It's a perfect companion to PIP Nature Walks or your own self guided hikes.

You can borrow an Acton Nature Guide from the Acton Memorial Library and the West Acton Citizens' Library or buy one at Kitchen Outfitters in Acton Woods Plaza, Pedal Power on Route 2A in Acton or Silver Unicorn Books in West Acton. Find out more. Proceeds support popular AB PIP STEM activities. 

The NEW Acton Nature Guide with updated map of Acton Conservation lands

Book Sale

Every year near the end of school, we offer our popular Summer Bridge At-Home workbooks. Support PIP and local STEM activities when you order online using the promo code ABPIP. 

Summer Bridge Activities workbooks help your children retain classroom skills and reinforce concepts. The Summer Bridge books help sharpen your students' Math and Reading and prepare them for the next year. 

Your books will be delivered right to your door by U.S. Mail.

Proceeds support popular AB PIP STEM events and scholarships. For more information, email with any questions.