In ice skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it's important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone's hand. Don't leave today’s Groupon hanging: for $14, you get an ice-skating package for two at Kendall Square Community Ice Skating Rink in Cambridge (up to a $30 value). The ice-skating package includes the following:
- All-day passes for two (up to a $5 value each)
- Two figure- or hockey-skates rentals (up to an $8 value each)
- Two hot chocolates (a $4 value)
Regular admission for children younger than 13 is $1. Discounted admission for seniors and students is $3.
Kendall Square Community Ice Skating Rink whisks winter adventurers along a slick, seasonal, refrigerated surface set amid a landscaped courtyard. During their outdoor outing, ice-dancing duos lace up in sturdy water-walking footwear before couple skating around the expertly maintained rink, practicing spins, or inviting snowflakes to perform triple salchows atop their mittens. An inviting café serves piping-hot chocolate when skaters are ready for a warm-up or anytime taste buds start requesting sips out loud.
Kendall Square Ice Skating Rink
The Zamboni finishes its final methodical sweep across the Community Ice Skating at Kendall, 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 gliding through the cold evening air.
This is the scene at the Community Ice Skating 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.
300 Athenaeum St.
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