BOSTON WINTER will open for the 2017-18 season on Friday November 24th. Stay tuned for more information.

Lace up your skates and show off your best moves at Boston Winter’s Skating Path, Boston’s first ever custom-designed pathway that weaves around the main stage and marquee Boston sign.

November 24-December 31:
  • Monday-Thursday’s: 11am-9pm
  • Friday’s: 11am-11pm
  • Saturday’s: 10am-11pm
  • Sunday’s: 10am-9pm
-Christmas Eve 12/24: 10am-4pm
-Closed on Christmas 12/25
-NYE 12/31: 10am-5pm
January 1-February 25:
  • Monday-Thursday’s: 3pm-9pm
  • Friday’s: 3pm-11pm
  • Saturday’s: 10am-11pm
  • Sunday’s: 10am-7pm
School Vacation Week:
-Monday February 19-Thursday February 22: 10am-9pm
-Friday February 23: 10am-11pm

Ice Rink Staff – Now Hiring!

The Boston Winter City Hall Plaza Ice Rink has immediate openings for the winter season. Skate skills are not required for all positions. Visit and search “Boston” to apply online.

Hours of Operation



Cash, Visa, Mastercard Accepted

Adult Tickets $10.00
Children Tickets (ages 5-12) $8.00
Children Tickets (under 5) Free
Rental Skates $6.00
Skate Sharpening (per pair) $10.00
Skate 10 packs* $85.00

*Buy one pass, skate 10 times!

Tickets are available on-site only, no pre-reservations needed.

Save 50% on Skating Path Admission

  • Purchase with a Berkshire Bank debit or credit card*
  • Show your Boston educator identification**
  • Show your Military & Veterans identification**

* Payment with valid Berkshire Bank debit card and/or Berkshire Bank credit card is required.

** To be eligible for the discount you need to be active military, veterans or Boston educators with a valid ID. Military, Veteran or Uniformed Services ID cards are acceptable ID forms for Military & Veterans.

Offer may be canceled or modified at any time. Berkshire Bank is not responsible or liable for fulfillment of this offer. Not valid in combination with other offers, discounts or promotions. Separate skate rentals may be required. Discount is for personal use only and may not be transferred or used to purchase skate rentals. Void where prohibited.

Berkshire Bank, proud community partner of Boston Winter, is pleased to announce new weekly deals for the Skating Path at City Hall Plaza:

  • 2 for Tuesdays: 2 Skating Path admission tickets for the price of 1
  • City Wednesdays: 50% off Skating Path admission ticket for Boston Residents (offer good for one ticket per valid ID with Boston address)
  • College Thursdays: 50% off Skating Path admission ticket for college students (offer good for one ticket per valid college ID)
Learn to Skate Classes

30 minute group lessons. Students will be grouped by age/ability. Skate rental included. $99.00 for a 4-week session

Saturday mornings 9:30am – 10:00am & 10:15am – 10:45am

Session 1: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

*Make up days are Sundays if needed due to rink closings.

Cartoon Skate

Skate with your favorite cartoon character! Hop on the ice with skate guards dressed up in alternating character costumes during the first two hours of public skating.

Every Saturday morning starting Dec. 3rd
from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Rock ‘N Skate

Live DJ, games on ice, prizes

Every Friday night starting Dec. 2nd
from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Skate tickets are available for purchase at our skate rental tent on-site. Cash, Visa,  Mastercard accepted.

No, but we do have helmets free of charge, while supplies last.

The Skating Path will close during heavy rain or severe storms; please check the homepage for weather advisory updates.

There is no limit to the amount of time you can skate on the ice in a day; however, we may ask you to take a break every few hours so we can resurface the ice.

We recommend giving personal items to someone to watch over, as purses and bags are not allowed on the Skating Path.

Cell phones are not allowed on the Skating Path.

Of course!

Yes, skate sharpening is available inside the Skate Rental tent for $10 per pair.

Yes, the center of the Skating Path has the same foam matting as the deck and Skate Rental Tent, perfectly fine for you to walk on in skates. Please be mindful of the traffic on the path as you enter and exit.

Hockey games are not allowed on the skating path.

Sit rink side on the deck.

Wait inside the Skating Rental Tent.

Enjoy food and drinks at the Urban Lodge.

Try one of the other attractions for yourself.