It might be freezing now, but ice skating is a fun winter activity here in Boston that won’t just keep you warm, you might even break a sweat! With the temperature dipping below 32 degrees, it’s time to skate your heart out at a local rink!
Voted best outdoor ice skating rink in the US, the Frog Pond is a classic spot located right in the heart of Boston Common. The rink is officially open for the season and lines are expected to grow as we get closer to the new year, so make sure to go early or at an off time! As an extremely photogenic location, don’t forget to snap some picture-perfect photos while you’re there!
Where: 38 Beacon St, Boston
2. Steriti Memorial Rink, North End
The Steriti Memorial Rink in the North End is opening for public skating on Friday, November, 25 until March 19. Rentals are available, and you can reserve them online.
Where: 561 Commercial St, Boston
3. Murphy Memorial Rink, Southie
Public skating at the Murphy ice rink also opend on Friday, November 25, and will end towards the end of March. Rentals are available and can be booked online.
Where: 1880 William J Day Blvd, Boston
4. Kirrane Rink at Larz Anderson Park, Brookline
Brookline’s ice skating rink will soon open to the public for skating and hockey league practices. All skaters must pre-register for open skate ahead of time, which you can do on their website.
Where: 23 Newton St., Brookline
5. Kelly Outdoor Rink, Jamaica Plain
The Kelly Outdoor Rink in the Jamaica Plain is opening for public skating on Saturday, December 17, weather permitting. Skate rentals are available on-site as well.
Where: 1 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain
Kendall Square’s skating rink opened in early December of this year for the Canal District Market! Plus, their spectacular free Holiday On Ice Skating Show hosted a US skating champion! Now, Skate at Kendall remains open for recreational skates and even offers ice skating lessons for those looking to stay vertical.
Where: 300 Athenaeum St., Cambridge
7. 401 Park Drive, Fenway
This new installment in the heart of Fenway is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood and is finally open for the season. Take study break or skate around and grab some delicious food from a nearby restaurant.
Where: 401 Park Drive, Boston
Technically not in the city, but only about 20 minutes driving, MarketStreet has a huge rink at the heart of the outdoor shopping center which boasts over 80 stores and restaurants. They host various events throughout the season, so come by and say hello to Santa, and catch up on your winter shopping.
Where: 600 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940