i am a bostonian, and i think that the frog pond is a very important winter tradition. ever since i was small, my parents have always taken me there to skate and drink hot chocolate. i love to skate, and the frog pond is the closest rink near my house, since our family does not have a car. the frog pond is affordable, friendly, and fun.
Pros: inexpensive, good condition, help available
Cons: no parking, often very crowded, little locker space