Mayor Thomas M. Menino will host this year's official opening of the Boston Common Frog Pond at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2009. This year's celebration will include performances by some of Boston area's top national and international figure skating competitors, local up-and-coming young skating stars, and Frog Pond Skating School students of all levels. The evening's Master of Ceremonies will be Ed Peduto, president of the NorthEast Ice Skating Managers Association.
Opening night will feature raffles for season and night passes and more along with free admission for all following the skating demonstration with skate rentals at the regular price. Special guests will include mascots Frog Pond Freddie and Blades from the Boston Bruins with Bruins team representatives. Also, this year's Frog Pond Grand Opening celebrates the release of the Walt Disney Animation Studios' musical "The Princess and the Frog" which opens nationwide on December 11. The event will take on a festive New Orleans flair complete with complimentary Mardi Gras masks and beads and a special musical performance by the Hot Tamale Brass Band, New England's favorite Dixieland jazz band, as well as complimentary movie passes and item giveaways.
The Boston Common Frog Pond