With Thanksgiving under our belt (or did we just loosen it?), holiday season is off to a speedy start.
Whether you’re totally pumped for winter or just looking to prevent holiday weight gain, there’s no better – and more romantic – winter sport than ice-skating at some of best outdoor rinks in the US.
Check them out and don’t forget the gloves and scarves!
Curry Village, Yosemite
Immerse yourself with nature at the Curry Village ice rink in Yosemite National Park. If ice-skating isn’t something that usually takes your breath away, the stunning views of the Half Dome and Glacier Point totally will.
Rockefeller Center, New York
There’s a reason this is one of world’s most famous ice rinks. New Yorkers and tourists ice-skate around this crowded, but lovely rink surrounded by the festive stores and of course, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, which made its annual lighting debut last week.
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, D.C.
Ice-skate across the National Mall while you’re steps away from some of nation’s historically significant documents including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Decorated with festive lights, the ice rink replaces the Sculpture Garden’s central fountain in the winter.
McCormick Tribune, Chicago
With Cloud Gate on one side and Magnificent Mile on the other, ice skating in Chicago doesn’t get better than Millennium Park's McCormick Tribune ice rink.
Las Vegas Ice Rinks
Forget poolside sunbathing and catch your tan at one of the ice rinks in Vegas (at the Cosmopolitan and Venetian) this season as the Strip transforms into a holiday wonderland filled with holiday lights, plays, and festivities.
Sun Valley Resort, Idaho
Sun Valley Resort ‘s outdoor ice rink is for those that ice-skate all-year-round. From Olympic and world class skaters to their famous ice shows, the resort is ideal for the holiday fun for the entire family.
Blue Cross RiverRink, Philadelphia
If humming to festive music while taking in stunning views of the Delaware River and Benjamin Franklin Bridge isn’t enough, Olympic-sized Blue Cross RiverRink features a Big Santa and a light show every evening that will get everyone in the family into the holiday spirit.
Pershing Square, Los Angeles
A white winter may be nothing short of a dream in the City of Angels, but Angelenos can head over to the city's largest outdoor ice rink at Pershing Square.
Boston Common Frog Pond
Skate in the country’s oldest public park and arguably the most popular in the city. The Boston Common Frog Pond ice rink hosted their 72nd annual tree lighting last week, but those who couldn't make it can still enjoy the impressive view of surrounding lit up trees on any night.
Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego
Because nothing screams “Winter, look who’s winning!” more than ice skating (cold!) on a beach (hot!) with views of palm trees and the Pacific Ocean horizon.
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