When you’re 10 years old, you might like to “squiggle around fast” on the ice like fourth- graders from Dorchester’s Mather Elementary School, Jourdan Ferreira (above, left) and Ashanti DeJesus. The girls learn ice skating tricks from instructors of the Skating Club of Boston, in the Skating in the Schools program, at the Boston Common Frog Pond.
Bring your skates and, if you’re under 58 inches tall, skate for free, surrounded by colorfully lighted trees, in the oldest public park in America. Over 58 inches, it’ll cost you $5. Open daily at 10 a.m. Rentals and season passes available.
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