The York Beach, Maine + New England Cheap Travel Blog is a blog of VisitingNewEngland, a web site that features real New England travel stories told by a lifelong local.

Subscribe to York Beach, Maine and New England Cheap Travel Blog



Family Fun: Go Ice Skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond

Share this New England story on

Boston Frog Pond
Boston Frog Pond at the Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/masstravel/8534110491/in/album-72157629897155807/

In the winter, a section of the Boston Common in Boston, Mass., transforms into a beautiful frog — the Frog Pond for ice skating, that is. This is truly a “ribbeting” family-friendly Boston attraction. Sorry for the bad pun, but remember I “toad” you so about this great family attraction that is now open for the 2022 season.

The Boston Common Frog Pond is a man-made ice skating rink that benefits greatly from the Boston Common’s scenic, natural oasis in the city, surrounded by distant tall buildings. It’s really a beautiful New England scene, like something out Currier and Ives. The Frog Pond features well-maintained, cozy, family-oriented public skating, as well as skating lessons, skate rentals, restrooms, and a warming area.



The skating admission fee is quite reasonable, with a $6 charge for those 58-inches or higher, and free for those under 58 inches, according to BostonFrogPond.com.  If you’ve built up an appetite from all that skating, The Frog Pond Café comes to the rescue sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks. For more information on hours, special events and programs, skating rentals and more, call the Frog Pond at (617) 635-2120 or visit its Web Site by clicking on the link above.

Related stories:
Ice skating at Turner Pond in Walpole, Mass.
Best hot chocolate destinations in New England
Save money on ski lift tickets on New England
Enjoying summer at the Swan Boats of Boston
Spectacular flower displays at the Boston Public Garden

Follow us on social media
Share this New England story on



Booking.com


York, Maine Gift Corner

Nubble Lighthouse 8X10 unframed photo print

Long Sands Beach throw pillow

Nubble Lighthouse white sweatshirt

Long Sands Beach 8X10 unframed photo print

Nubble Lighthouse two-sided throw pillow

York Harbor throw pillow

Nubble Lighthouse wall clock

Twilight at Sohier Park unframed photo print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *