Looks like ice skating on the Frog Pond is off the table this year.
Well, we’ve got a bit of sad news for you Bostonians. It looks like the famous Frog Pond ice rink won’t be making a come back this year. Ice skating at the Boston Common is a winter favorite for many of us but like many other of our favorite things about Boston, it’s being canceled due to the pandemic. At least for now.
On Friday, November 13, the Frog Pond announced via Twitter it would be canceling its ice skating season due to the pandemic. “We are sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston Common Frog Pond will not be opening the ice-skating rink for the 2020-2021 winter season. We look forward to welcoming skaters to the ice next year,” read the post.
The city has since deleted the tweet and announced on their website it could still be opening for the season if the conditions evolve favorably.
“Due to the current Commonwealth safety mandate limiting outdoor ice skating to a maximum capacity of 25 skaters at a time, operating the Frog Pond ice-skating rink is not currently financially feasible,” reads the entry. “The pandemic is a fluid situation and everyone’s safety is of paramount concern. If the numbers change and the mandate is lifted, we will re-evaluate the situation as the season progresses. We share in everyone’s disappointment!”
While our hopes for ice skating season at the Commons may be gone, there’s still plenty to do around the city this holiday season while staying safe and socially distant.
[Featured image: Facebook / The Boston Common Frog Pond]