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.READ MORE: Man Runs Off With 'High-Value' Diamond Necklace From Swansea Jewelry Store
“We look forward to welcoming skaters to the ice next year,” the announcement said.
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We are sad to announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Boston Common Frog Pond will not be opening the ice-skating rink for the 2020-2021 winter season. We look forward to welcoming skaters to the ice next year. pic.twitter.com/Ov7D2ICWzg
— The Boston Common Frog Pond (@FrogPondBoston) November 13, 2020
The Frog Pond is a public private partnership with the City of Boston and The Skating Club of Boston.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
On Thursday, Mayor Marty Walsh urged people to avoid gatherings and parties as coronavirus cases rise in the city.