It’s one of Boston’s time honored traditions during the winter to slip on a pair of skates and glide across the city’s most romantic rinks. While ice skating is a great source of exercise during the months when it’s a bit tricky to go swimming or running outdoors, many of us have engaged in this activity as a way to bond with our children, friends and even our love interests. There are several reasons to adore this activity such as the sounds of the blade pushing evenly across the icy stage, the soothing rhythmic movement that relaxes our bodies and the excitement of completing each circular lap upon lap. Yes, New Englanders have found great pleasure in this winter sport over the generations where the cost to participate is minimal and the need to be in perfect physical fitness is arbitrary. This year, the popularity of ice skating is enormous due to the heighten accumulation of snow and the elongated seasonal attributes that have kept us wondering, “when will spring arrive?” If you are curious to try this fantastic mood enhancer but have no idea where to begin, check out these top ice rinks located in and around the city. You’ll be surprised of the extra boost of energy you will receive and be relieved once you have found your winter sport calling. While everyone is heading to city hall plaza, let the crowds die down and check out these historic hot spots.
25 Newton Street,
Brookline, MA 02445
This a wonderful place to visit because of all of the amenities this rink offers to the public. Located in Brookline, patrons may purchase skates, have them sharpened, enjoy a treat from the snack bar and take a ride throughout the heated pavilion. They also offer a special Sunday open skate for people in the community with disabilities where professional staff is on site for extra help.
Skate Rental $5.00
Entrance Fee Adults $8.00
Entrance Fee Children $5.00
Frog Pond Rink
The Boston Commons
This is a lot of fun if you are looking to be smack dab in the middle of the city. Located close to Beacon Hill and the red line, skaters can rent skates and grab a snack all while enjoying the beautiful setting of downtown Boston. The Frog Pond Rink offers many “Bobby the Seal” skating aid for kids learning how to skate and flexible hours for the busy Bostonian.
Skate Rental Adult $10.00
Skate Rental Kids $5.00
Locker Rental $2.00
Bobby the Skating Seal for Kids $10.00/hour
Entrance Fee 58 inches and over $5.00
Entrance Fee Under 58 inches FREE