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NU Bucket List – #5
Skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond
Winter is coming. We would be more ruffled by the idea of three straight months of cold except that we’re too excited about the Boston Common Frog Pond!
Each year, the pond is frozen over to make an ice rink right in the middle of spectacular downtown Boston. Skaters of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can zoom around the frog pond, or if they’re lacking in experience, they can rent Bobby the Skating Seal for a mere $10 to help them make their way around the rink.
The Boston Common is the country’s oldest public park, and is certainly a gorgeous Beantown institution. Every year, the Mayor ushers in the holiday season with a tree lighting, which this year will fall on Friday, December 4th (conveniently, opening day for the Frog Pond Skating Rink!). The pond also hosts pro-skating exhibitions and classes for all levels, so there’s no excuse not to be an ice skating aficionado by the time winter break rolls around.
The Frog Pond Skating Rink is open every day from 10 am to 9 pm on weeknights, 10 am to 10 pm weekdays, and from 10 am to 3:45 pm on Mondays. Admission is $6 for all skaters over 58 inches in height (all those under 58 inches are free), and adult skates can be rented for $12 a pop.
Every Tuesday is College Night at the Frog Pond! Flash your student ID and get half-price admission from 6-9 pm while college is in session.