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Where to ice-skate in the Boston area for virtually free

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Editor’s note: This map was updated from one that last ran in November 2016.

'Tis that time of year again: ice-skating season. To speed you along your next bladed path, we have mapped 14 rinks in the Boston region that will be open by the end of December.

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

Check the websites or call the phone numbers contained herein to find hours. And get at us if we’re missing any particularly choice spots.

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1. Jim Roche Community Arena

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1275 VFW Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 323-9512
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The privately run rink has deals on public skating and hockey.

Skate rentals can be had for $5.

2. Ed Burns Arena Skating Rink

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422 Summer St
Arlington, MA 02474
(781) 316-3882
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This indoor ice facility is open to the public during the months of August through April, according to Arlington's website.

It includes a regulation-size rink with spectator seating for 1,000.

3. Daly Rink

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1 Nonantum Rd
Newton, MA 02458
(617) 527-1741
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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.

4. Reilly Memorial Rink

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355 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton, 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.

5. Bajko Memorial Rink

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75 Turtle Pond Pkwy
Hyde Park, MA 02136
(617) 364-9188
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The state-owned-and-operated rink does not offer skate rentals—bring your own.

6. Veterans Memorial Rink

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570 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-3523
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Call ahead or check the website to find public-skating hours and rental rates.

7. Kelly Outdoor Rink

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1 Marbury Terrace
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 727-7000
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Skate rentals at this state-maintained rink are just $2 daily—but hours are weather-dependent and the rink is not open until mid-December.

8. Simoni Skating 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.

9. Emmons Horrigan O'Neill Memorial Rink

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150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 242-9728
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This 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. Weekend skate rentals are only $5.

10. Boston Common Frog Pond

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38 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-2120
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The ridiculously popular option in America’s oldest public park has been open since November 14.

Check for rates and times (most kids get in free).

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11. Steriti Memorial Rink

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561 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 523-9327
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Skate rentals are $5 at this state-owned-and-operated facility.

12. Devine Memorial Rink

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995 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122
(617) 436-4356
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This is a state-owned-and-operated rink where skate rentals on the weekend are just $5.

13. Murphy Memorial Skating Rink

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1880 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.

14. Porrazzo Skating Rink

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199 Coleridge St
East 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. Try $5 for skate rentals and $5 to skate.

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1. Jim Roche Community Arena

1275 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132

The privately run rink has deals on public skating and hockey.

Skate rentals can be had for $5.

1275 VFW Pkwy
West Roxbury, MA 02132

2. Ed Burns Arena Skating Rink

422 Summer St, Arlington, MA 02474

This indoor ice facility is open to the public during the months of August through April, according to Arlington's website.

It includes a regulation-size rink with spectator seating for 1,000.

422 Summer St
Arlington, MA 02474

3. Daly Rink

1 Nonantum Rd, Newton, MA 02458

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.

1 Nonantum Rd
Newton, MA 02458

4. Reilly Memorial Rink

355 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

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

355 Chestnut Hill Ave
Brighton, MA 02135

5. Bajko Memorial Rink

75 Turtle Pond Pkwy, Hyde Park, MA 02136

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

75 Turtle Pond Pkwy
Hyde Park, MA 02136

6. Veterans Memorial Rink

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

7. Kelly Outdoor Rink

1 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Skate rentals at this state-maintained rink are just $2 daily—but hours are weather-dependent and the rink is not open until mid-December.

1 Marbury Terrace
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

8. Simoni Skating 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

9. Emmons Horrigan O'Neill Memorial Rink

150 Rutherford Ave, Charlestown, MA 02129

This 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. Weekend skate rentals are only $5.

150 Rutherford Ave
Charlestown, MA 02129

10. Boston Common Frog Pond

38 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
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The ridiculously popular option in America’s oldest public park has been open since November 14.

Check for rates and times (most kids get in free).

38 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108

11. 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

12. Devine Memorial Rink

995 William T Morrissey Blvd, Dorchester, MA 02122

This is a state-owned-and-operated rink where skate rentals on the weekend are just $5.

995 William T Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02122

13. Murphy Memorial Skating Rink

1880 William J Day Blvd, Boston, MA 02127

The state-maintained rink is free to use.

Call about hours and skate rental rates.

1880 William J Day Blvd
Boston, MA 02127

14. Porrazzo Skating Rink

199 Coleridge St, East Boston, MA 02128

The privately run rink has deals on public skating (and hockey) as well as gear. Try $5 for skate rentals and $5 to skate.

199 Coleridge St
East Boston, MA 02128