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There’s snow place like an ice rink. This season, grab your loved ones and head to Boston’s best outdoor rinks for a hot cup of cocoa and a chance to glide all day. Whether you’re dropping in for a hockey game or sharpening your figure skating skills, these rinks have something for everyone.
Date: Open Mon, 11/21
Cost: $8 admission for adults; $10-15 for skate rental
Details: Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year at Boston’s most magical rink. Skating on the Frog Pond is a holiday tradition, so lace up those skates and hit the ice. Also, don’t miss out on the Frog Pond Skating Spectacular for a chance to see professional skaters showcase their spins.
Date: Open Sat, 11/19
Cost: $6-10 admission; $7 for skate rental
Details: Practice your triple axel on The Rink at 401 Park, and you’ll be an Olympian in no time. Once you’ve taken a few laps around (or tried your hand at broomball), make sure to reward yourself with a cup of hot cocoa.
Date: Open Sun, 12/4
Cost: $7-9 admission; $7 for skate rental
Details: Whether you’re looking for skating lessons, drop-in hockey games, or private rentals, Kirrane Ice Skating Rink has it all. Sharpen your blade and get ready for an unforgettable season.
Date: Open Sat, 12/17
Cost: Free admission; $2-3 skate rental
Location: Jamaica Plain
Details: Skate your heart out– on a budget. DCR Kelly Outdoor Rink is the most affordable option, and for just a few bucks you can be gliding around all day.
Date: Open Sat, 12/3
Cost: $1-6 admission; $6-10 skate rental
Details: There’s a chill in the air and snowfall on the horizon. There’s no better time to skate until you can’t feel your feet! Plus, don’t miss out on the incredible Holiday on Ice show, where professional figure skaters will ace that perfect axel.
Date: Open Fri, 12/2
Cost: $5 admission; $5 skate rental
Details: Taking a trip to Worcester is worth it for a chance to skate on the famous Oval. This 12,000 square-foot ice skating rink is even 4,000 feet bigger than New York’s Rockefeller Center Rink.
Date: Open Mon, 11/14
Cost: $12 admission, $5 skate rental
Details: Why not combine holiday shopping with family fun in one day? At MarketStreet Lynnfield, you can pick up those perfect holiday gifts before hitting the ice with your kiddos.
‘Tis the season to skate. Whether you’re a seasoned hockey player or you’ve never touched the ice, these rinks are the perfect places to try a lap. Time to get gliding.