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The skating rink where you don't need skates

Public Garden lagoon now a skating rink

Greg C. was among those who ventured onto the ice at the Public Garden lagoon today.

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To watch the fireworks

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God forbid should anyone break through but if they did, would they be in danger of drowning? I've lived here all my life and I honestly have no idea how deep the deepest part is.

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Maybe 2 feet if it's full. This time of year I think they keep the level even lower. It's possible that it's completely frozen through.

Granted, I don't know how far a person would sink into the ooze on the bottom so guessing an adult might end up in to their thighs and it could take a crane to get u out of the muck!

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... they used to drain it completely for winter and scour the rotting leaves away. Now they just reduce the water level. If you fell through, I doubt you’d be deeper than mid-calf.

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I seem to recall, ages ago, that people did skate on the lagoon, as if that were the 'official' place to skate rather than the frog pond. But I guess not, if they drained it.

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At one time the city used to block the drains and then flood playgrounds for ice .3l

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