Incredible Spots for Ice Skating

Skating rinks in these sensational outdoor settings will warm your heart.
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Photo By: Photo courtesy of Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka Photography

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Photo By: Photo courtesy of Hotel del Coronado

Photo By: Photo courtesy of Yosemite National Park

Photo By: Photo courtesy of The Skating Club of Boston

Photo By: Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington

Breathtaking Vistas

When the glacier-fed waters of Banff National Park freeze, its Lake Louise becomes one of the most scenic places in the world for skating. 

Charming Central Park Rink

New York's iconic Central Park - and its Trump Rink - becomes a hub for skaters during the winter.

Skating by the Sea

It's not what most people envision doing by the beach, but Hotel del Coronado in San Diego sets up a rink along the Pacific Ocean for holiday ice skating. The year 2014 marked the 11th year that hotel has had the rink on its lawn, with views of Coronado beach and sunsets over the ocean.

Yosemite Tradition

The majestic Half Dome is a commanding presence beyond the skating rink at Yosemite National Park. The Curry Village Ice Rink is open from November-March traditionally at Yosemite, which has offered ice skating since the 1930s.

Historic Spot

The Boston Common - the oldest public park in the U.S. - becomes a hub for skaters from November-March annually. The Boston Common Frog Pond is picturesque and renowned for its skating programs.

On the National Mall

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink offers an architecturally striking setting for skating. The rink on the National Mall is open from mid-November to mid-March, with portions of the rink offering views of the sculpture garden.