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Opening Day for Skaters at the Boston Common Frog Pond


November 16 is opening day at the Frog Pond skating rink on the Boston Common. This year, organizers will honor Mayor Thomas Menino’s Boston Moves for Health initiative by offering free skating passes to those who register with the program and skate for 15 miles.

“We’ll help people to track their skating, and for every 15 miles skated, they get a free pass to use for future visits,” says Cheri Rigby, program director at the Skating Club of Boston. “Ice-skating is a great weight-bearing exercise and fun for the whole family. We want to encourage people to keep moving throughout the winter, and there’s nothing like the magic of skating under the open sky at Frog Pond.”

Opening day events include raffles for free season passes and group skating lessons. A Skating Spectacular ice show also will be held at 5 p.m. on November 29, immediately before the mayor’s 71st tree lighting on the Boston Common. All Frog Pond events are held weather permitting; participants should visit to check for any weather-related closures.

Location: The Boston Common Frog Pond, 84 Beacon St., Boston. For more information, call 617-635-2120 or visit