It's a sure sign that winter is on the way...the official opening of the ice skating rink on Boston Common's Frog Pond!
The rink will be open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with free admission for all skaters.
"We were actually, literally looking for somewhere to ice skate this morning and they just happened to open it," said Boston resident Charles Barrett.
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"We've had some great weather setting up, 70 degrees shorts and t-shirts," said John Schaub of the Skating Club of Boston. "Then weather changed and got cold right when we needed it to; to enable us to get the ice down."
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.
Winter hours at the rink are:
- Monday 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Tuesday-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.
Recent cold weather has allowed city officials to open the rink earlier than normal.
Some big events coming up include a skating performance by Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton on Nov. 30, before the tree lighting on the Common.