Winter fun: The Rink at 401 Park and Time Out Market truck
It might be chilly outside, but things keep heating up at 401 Park, the buzzy complex that’s home to Time Out Market Boston. Celebrating its first season is The Rink at 401 Park, a brand new, 6,000 square-foot beauty. The first public skating rink in the Fenway neighborhood is the site of unique, interactive events such as ice bocce and theme nights. The rink is open daily through the end of February; from 3pm-8pm on weekdays, 11am-10pm on Saturdays, and 11am-8pm on Sundays. REI sponsors The Rink at 401 Park’s premiere season and is offering a variety of fun activities both on- and off the ice, plus deals in-store all winter long. Guests can expect make-your-own s’mores and a gingerbread cookie bar, a post-skating chill-out lounge, snowshoe and ski rental promotions, and more. Tickets are $10 per person, or $6 for students, seniors, and children under 12. Skate rentals are $6. Remember to check out the Time Out Market truck, a vintage blue beauty stationed right beside the rink, just outside the Market. Keep warm with some Ghirardelli hot chocolate, Mexican hot chocolate (with a touch of cayenne pepper), or soothing apple cider with a cinnamon stick, then hop back on the rink to enjoy the ‘Gram-ready winter atmosphere. Stay fueled for spins around the ice by purchasing snacks from the truck; in addition to specialty cookies and special treats, Union Square Donuts are also offered. Once you’ve glided your way across the ice, head inside to Time Out Market and warm up with an expertly-made coffee drink at George Howell Coffee, or a warm boozy concoction at one of the Time Out Market Bars.