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PHOTOS: Lace Up the Skates for Some Winter Fun at Patriot Place

If you are one of many who enjoy winter activities then look no further than your own backyard for some good old fashion local fun with Winter Skate at Patriot Place presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

In need of some winter fun to start the holiday season? Then look no further than Winter Skate at Patriot Place presented by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Winter Skate brings one of New England’s time-honored traditions of skating on a frozen pond to Foxborough’s famous venue this holiday season. The 60-by-140-foot refrigerated ice surface at Patriot Place offers day and evening public skating, non-contact hockey and figure skating. The rink also features an observation deck for non-skaters.

Winter Skate presented by Harvard Pilgrim provides on-site skate rentals, concessions, bathrooms and free parking.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and up. However, if you bring a new or gently used coat to Winter Skate to benefit Cradles to Crayons and receive $2 off your admission. Harvard Pilgrim members also receive $2 off admission. Cost to rent ice skate is $4.

Winter Skate presented by Harvard Pilgrim is open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Patriot Place will be opening at 11 a.m. on Black Friday.

Patch recently stopped by the outdoor rink to catch some of the action on a chilly Tuesday night and was greeted by skaters of all ages and skill sets who were out enjoying some ice time.

Check out scenes from the local and unique winter activity in the photo gallery above.

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