84 Beacon St, Boston, MA
What do Germans, Swedes, Fins, Norwegians, Russians, Danes, Canadians and the Swiss have in common? They all learned to ice skate growing up. Come on out on a Sunday afternoon to the Boston Common Frog Pond for an afternoon of ice skating in the beautiful outdoors.
Another European invention, a study at the University of Oxford suggests that the earliest ice skating happened in southern Finland more than 3000 years ago as an energy-saving strategy to get from one icy place to another.
Parents, feel free to bring the kids. And don't be shy if you have never skated before yourselves, come try it out. With many that do know how to skate, we will teach you. There are many discounts, specials, and family plans out there. Keep looking at the messages on this event and your e-mails, I will forward them as I find them.
We will be joined by EuroProvidence - The Rhode Island Social European Network, the Boston Euro Social Meetup Group and the Québec Meetup Group in what will surely be a Frozen United Nations Skating Day. So sharpen those skates, get your winter toque with a pom-pom out, and join us for a fun, wintery afternoon, Scandinavian style.
Afterwards, we can all decide where to go for a hot chocolate, glühwein or shot of grappa to warm up. We'll make that call on the day of.
Above: Scandinavian sweaters.
FROG POND INFO
Admission price based on skater’s height
58-inches (1.47m) and over: $5.00
Under 58-inches: free
Rentals & Services
Adult men/women: $10.00
Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15
$8.00 per pair
Bobby the Skating Seal
Skating aids for children who are learning to skate.