Warmer Winter Weather Not Deterring Ice Skaters At Frog Pond

Photo: James Rojas (WBZ)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Warmer weather and a coating of rainfall made the ice on Boston Common's Frog Pond slipperier than normal, but it did not stop skaters from having some fun Friday.

Students from the Hurley K-8 School hit the ice on a winter field trip, many of them lacing up the skates for the first time and trying their best to keep their balance.

"I haven't skated in a while but I'm used to skiing," one student told WBZ NewsRadio. "I'm having a great time."

"It’s not as good as I’d like it to be, but it’s not bad either, so like a six out of ten," another student said.

"It’s the day before February vacation, and obviously that should be a great day for a winter field trip, but because the weather’s been warm we weren’t sure," said Hurley teacher Ms. Sullivan. "So the kids were worried, then it was supposed to rain. It seems like it’s held out for us, at least to get started."

Temperatures are expected to drop Friday night and remain chilly throughout the weekend.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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