John Tlumacki/Globe Staff
Love the Red Sox and love to skate? Now's your chance.
The city of Boston is offering 3,000 tickets Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis to people who would like to skate on an ice rink set up inside the Red Sox' hallowed Fenway Park on two Sundays at the beginning of the year.
The tickets will be given away to Boston residents at the Boston Public Library and at 15 other locations around the city.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino arranged for the ice time on Jan. 3 and Jan. 10 as part of the inaugural celebrations for his fifth term in office. The rink was being set up at the ballpark anyway because the Bruins are planning to play a hockey game there -- the 2010 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic -- on Jan. 1 and a Bruins legends game is slated for Jan. 2.
Click here for locations and rules for getting the tickets.
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