There's no better way to ring in the holiday season than by donning a pair of ice skates and finding a rink to glide around with friends. Here in the Boston area, we have a handful of ice-skating rinks that will make your Christmas daydreams come to life.
1. The Boston Common Frog Pond
This skating rink is as pretty as it is fun. Practice your moves under snow-covered trees and enjoy exploring the oldest public park in the United States. In fact, this skating rink was named the best outdoor skating rink the entire country! Admission prices are based on height; 58 inches and over is $6, under is free. Skate rentals are $12 for adults and $6 for children.
2. MarketStreet Lynnfield
Whether you just want to skate for an hour or you're hoping to plan a birthday party on the ice, the Marketstreet Lynnfield Rink is an excellent option. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Skate rentals are $4 per person. After you're done shopping, enjoy more than 80 shops and restaurants located right outside the rink.
3. DCR Kelly Outdoor Rink
If you want to ice skate in the brisk winter air, this rink is a great choice. Public skating doesn't begin until December 16, but that gives you plenty of time to round up a group of people and plan a fun day of skating. Skate rentals are just $2 for kids and $3 for adults.
4. Simoni Skating Rink
It'll only cost you $12 to skate at this popular rink ($6 for skates and $6 for admission). You can mess around on the ice without an instructor, or you can sign up for figure skating lessons to learn something new.
5. Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square
Once you're done strutting your stuff on this rink, pick up a hot drink from the concession stand and enjoy watching other skaters. On December 15, the rink will host its 13th Annual Holiday on Ice celebration with free admission for everyone, plus a skating show at 2 PM.
Where do you like to ice skate in the Boston area? Tell us about your favorite rinks in the comments below!