Flash frozen at the peak of perfection

Cold fountain in Copley Square

Neal Gaffey illustrates just how quickly the temperature fell below freezing overnight.

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Very surprising the fountain

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Very surprising the fountain has been running this late - I'm sure it was shut down much earlier last year.

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Nope

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I was also on surprisingly late last year as well.

New groundskeepers maybe?

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They most likely keep it

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They most likely keep it filled to stop the skateboarders. I left Boston about 4 years ago but by that time they had started ticketing every skater instead of kicking them out. I got grabbed in the face and thrown to the ground + given a $100 ticket and had my $150 board illegally confiscated for trying to hold onto my board when the cops lined us all up and took our boards. I wouldn't be surprised if they got fed up and decided to just keep it filled with water until the weather gets too cold to skate in.

Its really a shame because i was told several times by cops that the main issue was the trash that all the kids would leave. I would always try to clean up and urge everyone else to throw their trash out as well but unfortunately a majority of skateboarders are spoiled, self-centered pricks who are too lazy to walk ten feet to the trash can even if it means being left alone by the police. I'm always embarrassed to tell people I skate because I get lumped in with these kids who are rude and obnoxious for no reason.

Copley is one of the best skatespots in the city and a great meetup point. Its a shame a few kids ruined it. Also a shame that the skatepark still hasnt been built over ten years after it was suppose to be started

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Definitely need to get that

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Definitely need to get that skate park done, but if they're allowing water to freeze in the fountain, they're probably doing more damage than the skaters could ever do - they should just drop some kind of grate over it in the winter if they're serious about keeping skateboarders out - they really do trash the area.

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