A good place to use them is at Community Ice Skating at Kendall Square. The refrigerated, zamboni-maintained rink is set in a landscaped courtyard. Winter plans include concert series, themed skate nights, lessons, a cafe serving hot drinks and snacks, and a Dec. 14 holiday bash offering free admission for all. Nov. 30, opening day. Hours: Mon, noon-5 p.m. Tues-Thurs, noon-8 p.m. Fri, noon-9 p.m. Sat, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission $5, students and seniors $3, kids $1. Skate rentals $5-$8. Locker rentals and skate sharpening available. 300 Athenaeum St., Cambridge. 617-492-0941, www.kendallsquare.org
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