Need a winter holiday activity? Nothing is more traditional than a skating on Frog Pond at the magical Boston Common. Get those skates sharpened or rent skates with ease for a nominal fee.
The Boston Common is a prime location for a short skating endeavor. Have an hour long skate while you wait to attend a movie at the Loews Theater right off the common on Tremont Street. It may also be just the thing to stretch those legs after a ballet at the Boston Opera House on Washington Street. Also after a bit of holiday shopping at downtown crossing you could unwind with a few icy laps.
This venue has the potential to be a very romantic and classic activity while you and your special someone skate under the stars. The facility offers a tasty treat of hot cocoa and a fantastic warming station to cuddle up in on those frigid nights. To finish your evening, take a crisp white stroll through the rest of the beautiful park.
Are you in need of skating lessons? The Skating Club of Boston's Frog Pond Skating School has enhanced its skating lesson program this year and will be offering group and private skating lessons throughout the season. It's great for skaters of all ages and experience. Whether you're looking to sharpen those ice hockey skills or perfecting your figure skating rotation, the lessons are fun and informative.
While you're enjoying the ice you can also enjoy this year's Christmas Tree. This year's official 70th Boston Christmas Tree has been donated by Nova Scotia. The tree lighting took place on December 1st where festivities featured New Kids on the Block's, Joey McIntyre, American Idol's finalist, Siobhan Magnus, the Radio City Rockettes, Rockapella, The Boston Ballet and The Boston Children's Choir. Also stay tuned for First Night skating shows by the Skating Club Of Boston.