Skating After School

Skating After School is a multi-week program providing the city’s students with skating instruction, skate use, transportation between school and the Boston Common Frog Pond, and a healthy snack – all to enjoy a great afternoon of outdoor skating in one of Boston’s finest outdoor spaces. In addition, students get a season pass to the Boston Common Frog Pond and a one-year membership to U.S. Figure Skating. Skating lessons are given by top skating coaches from The Skating Club of Boston®.

Sponsored in large part by Friends of the Public Garden, the program’s goals are simple but important: expose students to the pleasure and discipline of learning a new sport, the value of exercise and good nutrition, and the experience of being outdoors in America’s oldest and most treasured public park.

The Skating Club of Boston manages Skating After School as part of its public/private partnership with the Boston Parks Department to manage and promote year-round activities at the Boston Common Frog Pond. The Club considers the program an important form of outreach to the City of Boston, its home for the past hundred years, and many of the professional skating coaches from The Skating Club of Boston volunteer their time to instruct the students participating in the program. The program would not be possible without the added generous support of Friends of the Public Garden.

What students get:

  • complimentary skating lessons given by top instructors at The Boston Common Frog Pond
  • complimentary skate rentals
  • transportation between school and The Boston Common Frog Pond
  • season skating pass to The Boston Common Frog Pond
  • one year membership in U.S. Figure Skating
  • healthy snack
  • the experience of skating outdoors in one of America’s finest and most beautiful public parks

For more information about the Skating After School program, please contact Michael Phaneuf at

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