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Venue:Frog Pond Ice Skating
Dates:Sunday, December 5, 2021 - Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Ice & Snow Fun

delayed ice skating on frog pond hours admission  info photoBoston’s iconic Frog Pond will have a new look this year with a temporary rink for the 2021-2022 skating season. The oldest outdoor skating rink in New England, which was ranked as the #1 outdoor skating rink in the U.S. by USA Today, needs maintenance that can only take place during the off-season so a temporary rink needs to be installed before it is ready to open.

Unfortunately, with the delayed opening, the annual Tree Lighting Skating Spectacular scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd will be canceled.


A hopping spot for ice-skating is Frog Pond on the Boston Common. Although dependent on the weather, Frog Pond has its own ice-making system. It also offers skate rentals and hot cocoa at the Pond Cottage.

The prime location of Frog Pond makes it easy to squeeze in just an hour or so of ice skating before or after another activity downtown.

Why not go skating while waiting for a movie at the Boston Common Loews Theater? Or go skating to relax after a crazy day of shopping in the nearby Downtown Crossing. And for the hopeless romantics out there, go on a skating date under the starlit sky.

2021-2022 Frog Pond Hours for Ice Skating

Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing.

For more information, call 617-635-2120.

Looking for more places for ice skating in Boston? Our handy guide to Boston's outdoor skating rinks is a great resource.

And for more ideas about Boston Holiday Events, be sure to visit our annual roundup of festive shows and performances. 'Tis the season!

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Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday: 10:00 AM – 3:45 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM


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Admission price based on skater’s height 58-inches and over: $6.00 Under 58-inches: free || Skate Rentals: Adult men/women: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15

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www.bostonfrogpond.com/winter-programs/pricing-season-passes/

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Boston Common, Boston, MA map
Phone: (617) 635-2121

Park Street Station on the Red and Green Lines.

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3-starQuality Of Ice At Frog Pond
I've always enjoyed the experience of ice skating at Frog Pond in the Boston Commons. Skating outdoors in a downtown park is exhilarating! I was somewhat disappointed, though, when skating there on New Year's Day (2008) and finding the ice was severely chopped and gouged, making for a difficult hour of skating. I hope the maintenance staff can find a way to improve the ice quality and make the experience as fun as it always used to be (maybe it was just a bad day).
4-starBrings New Meaning To 'crowded' But Still Great Fun
When I took driver training in high school, the instructor quipped that a 'thickly settled district' was a place where, 'between every two houses, there's another house.' The Frog Pond is a thickly settled district. I went on a Saturday night. Surely I thought the crowds would thin once it started to get late for the youngsters, but that never happened. There seems to be a pent up demand for this sort of thing, and why not. I adore skating, and doing it outdoors on nice ice adds to the thrill. Sure, pond skating is the most romantic and idyllic, but you won't have to dodge twigs and debris on the Frog Pond, and you sure don't have to worry about falling through. Now, the ice doesn't stay nice for long with all that traffic, but for the abuse it takes, that ice surface cleans up pretty well. The crowd was well behaved, and people were just in a good mood. There's a snack bar and plenty of tables and chairs for watching it all go by. The pop music on the PA was fun to skate to and appropriate for all ages. If you're not a strong skater, avoid an obviously crowded time like a weekend evening. Unlike the people at other public rinks, Frog Pond skaters do not seem to have the inexperienced in their crosshairs, but it's still a freak-out situation if you're a beginner -- how DO that many people end up on one ice rink?

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