ice skating

Winter is in full swing and it is officially cold here in Boston. As we’ve grown used to the chilly weather over the years, Bostonians have developed a wealth of ways to enjoy the season. As a family-oriented city with a variety of picturesque public spaces, Boston offers plenty of options for outdoor ice skating.

To help point guests in the direction of all these wonderful spots, we’ve put together a short list of the best ice skating rinks in Boston.

The Boston Common Frog Pond

Located in the heart of Boston’s most beloved open space, the Boston Common Frog Pond is the city’s favorite spot for ice skating in the winter. The Common’s beautiful atmosphere, complete with the surrounding skyscrapers and distinctly cosmopolitan landscape makes skating at the Frog Pond an incredible experience. Filled with children and laughter from day until night — when they turn on the lights! — this is hands down one of the best ice skating rinks in Boston.

Skate Kendall

Hop on the Red Line and head over to Cambridge to skate at Kendall Square. One-day admission to this gorgeous outdoor rink is just $5 for adults and as low as $1 for children 13 and under. In addition to these attractive prices, the rink is also available for group outings, private rink rentals and skating school. To enjoy a fresh view of Boston and take in Cambridge’s colonial splendor, Skate Kendall!

Steriti Memorial Rink

Located in the North End near the Boxer Boston, Steriti Memorial Rink is a longtime local favorite. With free open skate sessions throughout the week, Steriti is a family-friendly and joyful wintertime escape. The indoor rink is quite spacious, offering some much-needed climate control for those bitterly cold Boston afternoons.

Whether you skate Steriti, in Cambridge, or on the Common, you’re sure to have a great time skating outdoors in Boston this winter.