Take a spin at one of these beloved al fresco ice sheets this winter
The Boston Common Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink: This popular spot in the heart of the city boasts public skating every day, along with skate rentals, lessons courtesy of The Skating Club of Boston’s Skating Academy and The Frog Pond Café, which serves warming treats like chicken tenders, hot dogs, French fries, tea and coffee.
Jack Kirrane Ice Skating Rink: Larz Anderson Park in Brookline is home to this frozen sheet that offers public skating on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and the weekend, as well as skate rentals and drop-in hockey games for adults on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
Kelly Outdoor Rink: Near the MBTA’s Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line lies this Jamaica Plain neighborhood favorite that provides free skating to all comers, as well as skate rentals for only $3. After a few spins on the ice, head to the nearby Samuel Adams Boston Brewery for a pint and a respite from the cold.
The Rink 401 Park: This Fenway destination right near the Trillium Brewing beer garden and Time Out Market Boston features a 6,000-square-foot ice surface and rents skates for $7. IceFlow yoga is free and takes place here every Sunday at 10 a.m. Other upcoming special events include the Valentine's-themed Pink Rink from February 9–14 and, on February 9, the Barbie-inspired skating showcase Skate Kenway from 7–8 p.m.
Skate @ Canal District Kendall (pictured): Let this Cambridge attraction—which has skate rentals and holds regular skating lessons near the campus of MIT—be the site of winter fun for the entire family.