by Alana Ferrari

An Icy Good Time Skating at the Frog Pond

Don’t let the polar vortex keep you inside – a hop skip and a jump from the Batch Yard is the Frog Pond on Boston Common, where ice skating and a Café full of comfort foods can provide you with an active and social day out this winter.

Public ice-skating begins in November and usually wraps up in March each year. The rink opens at 10am daily and closes as late as 10pm on the weekend. So grab some friends and for as little as $5 you can lace ‘em up and be a kid again. What? You’ve never skated? Perfect – the Frog Pond not only offers rentals but also lessons to all skill levels – no excuses now!

Forget the brown bag lunch and plan on nibbling a wide variety of selections from the Frog Pond Café. Freddy’s homemade Mac and Cheese is what you’ll find people lining up for, while regular pub fare is also available such as burgers, dogs, fries and wings. There is a Soup of the Day as well as Belgian waffles topped with Nutella, Maple Syrup or whipped cream. Leave your Dunkins’ card at home too, Frog Pond coffee and hot cocoa will keep you plenty warm while you skate.

Check out the latest news and events for the Frog Pond on Twitter at @BosComFrogPond.

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