The frictionless thrill of ice skating is what people seek whenever they skid across linoleum in socks or dive down the county fair's butter slides. Don't let anything slow you down with this Groupon.
- $13 for a day pass for two to the ice rink plus skate rental ($26 value)
Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square
The Zamboni finishes its final methodical sweep across the Kendall Square Ice Skating Rink, leaving behind only a smooth, glassy surface. The illuminated floors of the surrounding office buildings and the twinkling holiday lights of the nearby trees reflect vividly off the ice for a precious moment before the calm is broken by scores of skaters spilling out into the rink—sliding, dashing, and casually loping through the cold evening air.
This is the scene at the 2.5-acre Kendall Square each day from mid-December through mid-March, provided the weather cooperates. Skaters can rent hockey and figure skates or bring their own blades for spins around the rink. They can pause between laps to warm themselves with a hot chocolate from the snack bar or a bear hug with an unsuspecting stranger.
300 Athenaeum St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142