It’s the most wonderful time of the year for ice skating in Boston. From outdoor rinks with glistening lights and music to indoor rinks to keep you warm, here are some great skating spots to check out this season!
38 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108 | (617) 635-2120
It’s that time of year when the famous Frog Pond on Boston Common is transformed into a magical ice-skating rink! Located in the center of the park, visitors of all ages can skate and enjoy a wonderful experience, especially at night when the surrounding trees are all lit up. You can also rent a Bobby Seal to help you glide across the rink if you’re a beginner. The rink will be open seven days a week from December till March, and you can check out their website for additional information regarding skating times, admission, and skate rentals.
Landmark Center, 401 Park Dr, Boston, MA 02215 | (617) 603-5600
Located adjacent to Time Out Market in Fenway, this 6000 sq. ft ice skating rink is a perfect spot for a date night or a get together with friends! The rink is open seven days a week and offers public skating, private lessons, and even special events like Ice Flow Yoga every Sunday at 10:00am. For a post-skating celebration, feel free to grab a drink at Trillium Brewing right next to the rink or dine at Time Out Market. The Rink at 401 Park is only three stops away on the MBTA D line (Fenway) from the Lenox, so make sure to add this stop on your next adventure in the city!
561 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109 | 617) 523-9327
This indoor rink is a hidden gem in the North End with great waterfront views and scenery. Since it’s overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, it’s free and open to the public, but skate rental is additional. This skating rink is a wonderful option if weather conditions are too harsh outside or if you’re looking to explore the North End and its amazing restaurants. However, times may be limited since it’s a community arena, so make sure to check here to see if there’s any games or events occurring before you plan a visit.