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Where to go ice-skating in the Boston area, mapped

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'Tis that time of year again: ice-skating season. To speed you along your next bladed path, we have mapped 16 rinks in the Boston region that will be open by the end of November.

From Eastie to Waltham and Arlington to Hyde Park, the state- and city-owned rinks are free or close to it, but skate rentals and other incidentals will likely incur fees (though $5 appears to be the going rate for skates at most of these).

Also, check the websites or call the phone numbers contained herein to find hours.

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1. Ed Burns Arena and Ice-Skating Rink

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422 Summer St
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 316-3880
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The Ed Burns Arena Skating Rink is a newly renovated indoor ice facility, open to the public during the months of August through April, according to Arlington's website. The facility includes a regulation size rink of 85-feet-by-197-feet, with spectator seating for 1,000.

2. Daly Memorial Skating Rink

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Daly Rink offers 15 hours of public skating weekly, according to its website. During public skating, the ice is resurfaced every hour on the hour.

3. Reilly Memorial Rink

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355 Chestnut Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02135
(617) 277-7822
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Skate rentals are only $5 on the weekends here, according to the website of the state-run facility.

4. Emmons Horrigan O'Neill Memorial Rink

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150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 727-5290 x506
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The Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Rink is the primary practice and locker room facility for the Suffolk University hockey team, according to a school website. But, since the state owns and operates the facility, it's also open to the public. Same deal here: Weekend skate rentals only $5.

5. Devine Memorial Rink

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995 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122
617-727-5290 x506
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This is another state-owned-and-operated rink. Weekend skate rentals also just five bucks.

6. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink

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199 Coleridge St
Boston, MA 02128
(617) 567-9571
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The privately run rink has deals on public skating (and hockey) as well as gear.

7. Bajko Memorial Rink

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(617) 364-9188
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The state-owned-and-operated rink does not offer skate rentals. Bring your own.

8. Kelly Outdoor Rink

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1 Marbury Terrace
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 727-7000
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Skate rentals at this state-maintained rink are just $2 daily.

9. Steriti Memorial Rink

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561 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 727-5290 x506
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Skate rentals are $5 at this state-owned-and-operated facility.

10. Murphy Memorial Rink

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William J Day Blvd
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-7060
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The state-maintained rink is free to use. Call about hours and skate rental rates.

11. Jim Roche Community Ice Arena

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1275 Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 323-9512
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The privately run rink has deals on public skating and hockey; and skate rentals can be had for $5.

12. Simoni Memorial Rink

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155 Gore St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 354-9523
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Public skating is $5 at this privately run facility and skate rentals are also $5.

13. Veterans Memorial Rink-Somerville

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570 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-6600 x2980
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Call ahead or check the website to find public-skating hours and rental rates.

14. Veterans Memorial Rink-Waltham

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359 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 314-3474
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The state owns it and Waltham operates it. Skate rentals are $5, though new and rusty ones can be had for $3.

15. Kirrane Ice Skating Rink

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23 Newton St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 879-4998
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Kids under 2 skate free. Everyone else: Daily rates start at $5 for Brookline residents at this Brookline-run rink and at $7 for non-residents.

16. Frog Pond

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84 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-2120
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The ridiculously popular option in America's oldest public park opens mid-month. Those under 58 inches skate for free.

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1. Ed Burns Arena and Ice-Skating Rink

422 Summer St, Arlington, MA 02474

The Ed Burns Arena Skating Rink is a newly renovated indoor ice facility, open to the public during the months of August through April, according to Arlington's website. The facility includes a regulation size rink of 85-feet-by-197-feet, with spectator seating for 1,000.

422 Summer St
Arlington, MA 02474

2. Daly Memorial Skating Rink

Nonantum Rd, Massachusetts

Daly Rink offers 15 hours of public skating weekly, according to its website. During public skating, the ice is resurfaced every hour on the hour.

3. Reilly Memorial Rink

355 Chestnut Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02135

Skate rentals are only $5 on the weekends here, according to the website of the state-run facility.

355 Chestnut Hill Ave
Boston, MA 02135

4. Emmons Horrigan O'Neill Memorial Rink

150 Rutherford Ave, Charlestown, MA 02129

The Emmons Horrigan O’Neil Rink is the primary practice and locker room facility for the Suffolk University hockey team, according to a school website. But, since the state owns and operates the facility, it's also open to the public. Same deal here: Weekend skate rentals only $5.

150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129

5. Devine Memorial Rink

995 William T Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA 02122

This is another state-owned-and-operated rink. Weekend skate rentals also just five bucks.

995 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122

6. Porrazzo Memorial Skating Rink

199 Coleridge St, Boston, MA 02128

The privately run rink has deals on public skating (and hockey) as well as gear.

199 Coleridge St
Boston, MA 02128

7. Bajko Memorial Rink

Hyde Park, MA 02136

The state-owned-and-operated rink does not offer skate rentals. Bring your own.

8. Kelly Outdoor Rink

1 Marbury Terrace, Boston, MA 02130

Skate rentals at this state-maintained rink are just $2 daily.

1 Marbury Terrace
Boston, MA 02130

9. Steriti Memorial Rink

561 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109

Skate rentals are $5 at this state-owned-and-operated facility.

561 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

10. Murphy Memorial Rink

William J Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127

The state-maintained rink is free to use. Call about hours and skate rental rates.

William J Day Blvd
Boston, MA 02127

11. Jim Roche Community Ice Arena

1275 Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132

The privately run rink has deals on public skating and hockey; and skate rentals can be had for $5.

1275 Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA 02132

12. Simoni Memorial Rink

155 Gore St, Cambridge, MA 02141

Public skating is $5 at this privately run facility and skate rentals are also $5.

155 Gore St
Cambridge, MA 02141

13. Veterans Memorial Rink-Somerville

570 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Call ahead or check the website to find public-skating hours and rental rates.

570 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

14. Veterans Memorial Rink-Waltham

359 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

The state owns it and Waltham operates it. Skate rentals are $5, though new and rusty ones can be had for $3.

359 Totten Pond Rd
Waltham, MA 02451

15. Kirrane Ice Skating Rink

23 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02445

Kids under 2 skate free. Everyone else: Daily rates start at $5 for Brookline residents at this Brookline-run rink and at $7 for non-residents.

23 Newton St
Brookline, MA 02445

16. Frog Pond

84 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108

The ridiculously popular option in America's oldest public park opens mid-month. Those under 58 inches skate for free.

84 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108