BOSTON (CBS) – There will be no ice skating at the Frog Pond on the Boston Common this winter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city made the announcement on Twitter Friday afternoon.

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“We look forward to welcoming skaters to the ice next year,” the announcement said.

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The Frog Pond is a public private partnership with the City of Boston and The Skating Club of Boston.

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On Thursday, Mayor Marty Walsh urged people to avoid gatherings and parties as coronavirus cases rise in the city.