And nothing’s changed.
The beloved Frog Pond Ice Skating rink just opened for the season! In the USA Today “10 Best” Frog Pond was named the second-best skating rink in North America! Coming in second to just the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ontario, Canada. While the “10 Best” dates back to 2017, there hasn’t been another ranking since, so it’s safe to say that Frog Pond still remains the second-best skating rink in North America, and by default the best in the country.
But you don’t need to hear that, Boston. You already know! The skating rink, which opened on Monday, is back in business for the season! Eager skaters are excited for the first year of skating without pandemic restrictions on capacity. The rink is open for recreational skating in addition to lessons throughout the season.
On December 1, prior to the annual Boston Common Tree Lighting, the rink will host a special skating show called the “Skating Spectacular.” Watch the pros twirl amongst the glimmering holiday lights. Olympic ice skater, Ashley Wagner will open the show, with other skaters of various levels participating and showing off their skills from the Skating Club of Boston.
You can then catch the spectacular Boston Common Tree lighting at 6 PM on December 1 with Mayor Michelle Wu, Santa, and even fireworks! The Frog Pond will also host special festivities at 6 PM on New Year’s Eve as part of Boston’s historic First Night ceremonies.
Frog Pond Boston Common Ice Skating Hours
The wintertime staple will remain open daily through April 1. You can find the Frog Pond Ice Skating rink schedule below:
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission to the Frog Pond is $8 but free for those under 58 inches in height. You can BYOS (bring your own skates) or pay $15 for adult rentals and $10 for children’s. Happy skating!