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