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Boston Common Frog Pond

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Boston Common Frog Pond
Photograph: Shutterstock/KwanbenzBoston Common Frog Pond

Time Out says

Few holiday traditions are as entrenched as an icy spin around Boston Common’s Frog Pond. The rink hosts a steady, multigenerational throng of newbies and aspiring Kristi Yamaguchis alike, while those who prefer to stay on non-slippery ground can snuggle up beside the snack bar with a hot chocolate and free Wi-Fi. Half-price college nights lure in clusters of students home for the semester break. Just be sure to bundle up—a wait is inevitable.

Written by
Meaghan Agnew


Boston Common
38 Beacon St
Red line or green line to Park St
Price: $6, children under 58 inches tall free; skate rental $6–$12
Opening hours:
Early Dec–early Mar. Mon 10am–3:45pm; Tue–Thu 10am–9pm; Fri, Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm
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