The Boston Common Frog Pond has been called one of this season’s must do activities! Whether you are looking for an affordable family outing or the perfect date, the Frog Pond has what you need. It is definitely one of the best deals around for outdoor ice-skating, and has even been said to rival the famous Rockefeller Center!
The best part is the very reasonable admission cost, especially for families and students. Adult admission is only $5 (age 14 and up); youngsters 13 and under get in free and students with a valid college ID skate for just $2 on Tuesday evenings. You have the option to rent skates there, $9 for adults and $5 for kids, or to bring your own. If you need a place to stash your belongings, locker rentals are just $2.00. Skate sharpening services and skating lessons are also available.
Other deals offered at the Frog Pond include: season passes, family pricing and lunchtime passes.
In case you get hungry the Frog Pond Cafe offers a variety of options perfectly suited for a chilly evening. Warm the kids up with a cup of hot cocoa or grab a coffee and cozy up on a park bench with that special someone. Going with friends? Split the newest menu item- a Belgium waffle!
To get to the Frog Pond, you can take public transportation (MBTA green and red lines, Park Street or Boylston stations), or the Silver Line SL5 to the Boylston St. station. If you drive in, it’s recommended that you park at the Boston Common Garage rather than trying to park at meters on the streets around the Common, where there is a risk of being ticketed. For driving directions, go to the Frog Pond website for specific routes and exit information. One final suggestion: leave plenty of time for waiting on line once you get there. Since the Frog Pond rink is such a great deal, the backup at the ticket booth can be sizable, especially during peak times like weekends and holidays. So plan ahead for alternative activities to keep kids entertained while Mom or Dad wait on line.