Where to go ice skating in Massachusetts this winter

Lace 'em up at one of these eight rinks.

The MarketStreet Rink in Lynnfield. MarketStreet Rink

There’s no shortage of spots across the state where you can get your skate on. Ahead, discover eight Massachusetts ice skating rinks worth a glide.

MarketStreet Lynnfield

You can enjoy an afternoon of shopping, eating, and ice skating all in one place at MarketStreet Lynnfield. The rink is smack in the middle of the shopping area’s 80 retail stores and restaurants, and it will remain open through February. (600 Market St., Lynnfield)

Winter Skate at Patriot Place in Foxborough

Channel Tom Brady’s laser focus at this Gillette Stadium-adjacent rink. It’s located in the open-air Patriot Place shopping area, near retail stores, restaurants, a movie theater, and a bowling alley, and it has free parking, concessions, and an observation deck for non-skaters. (2 Patriot Place, Foxborough)


Skaters enjoying Boston Winter on City Hall Plaza last season.

Boston Winter on City Hall Plaza in Boston

Glide among Boston’s historic buildings and festive holiday lights at Boston Winter on City Hall Plaza through Feb. 28. Throughout December, visitors will also have access to 80 boutique-style chalets filled with local, national, and international vendors, and holiday attractions such as an Enchanted Castle Experience and a food-filled Bavarian Village. Don’t forget to take a photo of the Instagram-famous Boston marquee sign. (City Hall Plaza, Boston)

Enchanted Ice at Jordan’s in Avon

You won’t need a jacket or hat to skate on this Avon rink open through Jan. 1 — the 4,000-square-foot indoor rink is made of artificial ice. Throughout the holidays, the Avon store plays theatrical lights and holiday music at the rink and offers other attractions, including an Enchanted Village and a Polar Express ride. (100 Stockwell Dr., Avon) 

Boston Common Frog Pond

Enjoy America’s oldest public park from the ice when you skate on the Boston Common Frog Pond. Parents of beginners can rent balance aids shaped like seals, and the Skating Club of Boston Skating Academy provides both group and private skating lessons. The Frog Pond Cafe sells hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and beverages. (Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston)

Worcester Common Oval

Looking for lots of elbow room to perfect those figure eights? The Worcester Common Oval is 4,000 square feet larger than the rink at Rockefeller Center, according to the rink’s website. The 12,000-square-foot rink, which has music, lights, and concessions, also hosts plenty of special events. For example, on Jan. 5 you can meet the USA Luge Team. The rink is open through Jan. 21. (455 Main St., Worcester)


Enchanted Ice at Jordan’s Furniture in Avon.

Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton

Skate where Patrice Bergeron hones his craft. The Boston Bruins train and practice at this ice arena that also has various public skating hours throughout the week and on weekends. On Friday nights, guests can partake in an all-ages, $10 Rock ‘n Skate from 8 to 10 p.m. The arena also hands out skating aids on a first come, first served basis. (90 Guest St., Brighton)

Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square in Cambridge

Ice bocce, anyone? This community ice skating rink in the heart of Kendall Square is open for public skating, and also hosts fun events throughout the season, such as ice shows, ice bocce tournaments, and classes. A cafe serves hot drinks and snacks, and free helmet rentals are provided. The rink is open until mid-March, weather permitting. (300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge)