It has been cold; some would argue too cold for November. But, the recent freezing temperatures have a silver lining — ice skating.

Thanks to the remarkably cold weather, the Boston Common Frog Pond ice rink was able to have its earliest opening of the season on Tuesday. To celebrate the rink’s opening, the Common offered free skating for the entire day.

Here are some things to know about the 2017 winter season at the Boston Frog Pond ice rink.

Boston Frog Pond ice skating prices

Regular winter admission is $6 for skaters over 58 inches; skaters under that height can skate for free. Skate rental fees cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids. An individual Frog Pond season pass costs $150, and lets you skate during any of the rink's public sessions. The Family Frog Pond season pass costs $250 and includes two adults and two kids aged 13 and under. The lunchtime season pass costs $100 and lets you skate between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays. 


Boston Frog Pond winter skating hours

Monday: 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Ticket sales end 30 minutes before the skating rink closes.

Boston Frog Pond ice rink events 2017

Nov. 30 at 5 p.m: Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton performs at the ice rink before the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the Common.

Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m: College nights offer half-priced skating admission for students with a current college ID. The rink also features free admission for certain college students every week. The schedule will be posted at

Dec. 31, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m: First Night Boston offers a free figure-skating ice show featuring competitive skaters.


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