6 Ice Skating Rinks Open This Winter In Boston

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6 Ice Skating Rinks Open This Winter In Boston

Last year, some of Boston’s popular ice rinks took the year off due to the pandemic—but don’t worry! Most, if not all, are  opening back up this year for everyone to enjoy. With the temperature finally dipping below 32 degrees, it’s time to skate your heart out at a local rink!

1. Frog Pond at Boston Common

Voted best outdoor ice skating rink in the US, the Frog Pond is a classic spot located right in the heart of Boston Common. While the rink was tragically closed last year, expect it to open again this year towards the end of November as it usually does each year. As an extremely photogenic location, don’t forget to snap some picture-perfect photos while you’re there!

Where: 38 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

2. Steriti Memorial Rink

The Steriti Memorial Rink in the North End is opening for public skating on Friday, November 26. Rentals are available, and you can request them online.

Where: 561 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109.

3. Murphy Memorial Rink

Public skating at the Murphy ice rink also starts on Friday, November 26, and will end towards the end of March. Rentals are available and can be booked online.

Where: 1880 William J Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127.

4. Kirrane Rink at Larz Anderson Park


Brookline’s ice skating rink is open to the public for skating and hockey league practices starting December 10 and running until March 6. All skaters must pre-register for open skate ahead of time, which you can do on their website.

Where: Jack Kirrane Rink, 23 Newton St., Brookline,

5. Kelly Outdoor Rink

The Kelly Outdoor Rink in the North End is opening for public skating on Saturday, December 18, weather permitting. Skate rentals are available on-site as well.

Where: 1 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

6. Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square

Kendall Square’s skating rink plans to open on December 1st this year. Plus, their Holiday On Ice Skating Show is scheduled for Dec. 12th at 2pm.

Where: 300 Athenaeum St., Cambridge, MA

See also: 10 Best Skiing Spots Around Boston

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