The Boston Common Frog Pond

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One of the oldest public parks in the country, The Boston Common Frog Pond is a concrete formation and a water pool in summer, but in winter it turns into a 16,000 feet (4876.8 meters) outdoor skating rink. On crisp Boston nights, there may be nothing better than a twirl on the ice beneath the trees of the Boston Common and the lights of downtown skyscrapers. You may even have an audience; crowds often gathered on the rail around the pond to watch the skaters glide.

Location:  84 Beacon Street

Business hours:  Mo 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tu-Th 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Fr-Sa 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Su 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.