For Immediate Release
November 16, 2013
Parks and Recreation
For More Information Contact:
Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston Parks Commissioner Antonia M. Pollak, and The Skating Club of Boston President Joseph Blount are pleased to announce the opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Rink for the 2013/2014 winter season on Saturday, November 23, at 10 a.m.
The Skating Club of Boston manages and operates the Boston Common Frog Pond. The Frog Pond features public skating, lessons, rentals, Frog Pond Café, and a warming area. Frog Pond hours of operation are Sunday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (except Monday when the rink closes at 4 p.m.), Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, Christmas Eve 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., New Year’s Eve 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and New Year's Day 12noonto 5 p.m.
Admission fees are $5 for ages 14 and over and free for ages 13 and under. Skate rentals are $5 for children 13 and under, $9 for 14 and over, and lockers are available for $2.
Individual season passes are available for $150, family passes with children ages 13 and under are $250, and lunchtime season passes good Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (holidays excluded), are available for $100. The Skating Club of Boston at Frog Pond will be offering passes valid for skating at Frog Pond in the winter months and at The Skating Club of Boston’s indoor facility during the months when Frog Pond skating is closed.
The Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy offers group lessons every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Mondays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Private lessons for skaters of all ages and levels, including special needs skaters, are also available through their expanded private lesson program.
For up-to-date schedules, events, programs, offerings and general and weather-related updates please call the Frog Pond at (617) 635-2120 or visit www.bostonfrogpond.com. For Boston Common parking information go to www.massconvention.com/bcg.html.