Frog Pond

Lake, Plaza, Skating Rink
84 Beacon St (at Boston Common)
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-2120


  • As your date steps onto the ice, grab their hand for balance, but then don't let go and take a few laps. A great way to break the ice.
  • Theres nothing more picture-postcard perfect than skating on the Frog Pond on a crisp winter evening. Its like being transported inside the snow globe you loved as a kid.
  • Skating season! Try going in the evening to avoid the crazy crowds.
  • When the city is twinkling & the ice is sufficiently solid, people lace up skates right out of Currier & Ives. Rent skates, enjoy hot cocoa, & take a break in the warming hut. -- Green Guide Editor
  • 1 of 3 original ponds located in the Boston Common. Jet fountain added in 1848. In July/Aug, pond is wading pool for children. In winter, pond is frozen over for ice skating. More info in blog. <LINK>
  • Families with young children can enjoy a summer splash in Boston's Frog Pond to cool off from the heat.
  • $14 total for adults to skate + rental. There is a student discount too.
  • despite the little kids whizzing by you on tiny skates, this is still one of my favorite places for a low-key date. warm up afterwards with some healthy burgers from nearby u-food grill :)
  • Great for people watching! There is a public bathroom here-- so please don't go in the pond!
  • During winter time, show off your ice skate skill guys! You can get a few girls by just teaching them how to ice skate. ;)
  • Bring $$$ carrusel is already working every child wants to ride. $3
  • Go skating midweek. Always lots of ice.
  • Best ice skating option for outdoor ice skating during the winter.
  • Not much of a "pond" in the summertime...
  • A great place for skating!!! Lot of fun!!
  • Must take a picture with the signature frog statues :)
  • Enjoy an afternoon skate with the kids or an evening date on ice at the Frog Pond in Boston Common.
  • Found this Bernese and a lot of nice people too.
  • Lovely during holiday season.
  • There's often free events

Nearby places

9 Arlington St (btwn Beacon & Boylston St)
Tremont St (btwn Beacon & Charles St)
84 Beacon St