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The Most Tricked-Out Ice Rinks On Earth

Architectural Digest | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Architectural Digest

AD tours skating rinks where the architecture is as interesting as what's happening on the ice.

8 Ways To Burn Big Calories This Winter That Don't Involve The Treadmill

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bourassa & Alena Hall | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Sub-zero temperatures and freezing winter winds are notorious for moving our workouts indoors. And while we try to cling to the silver lining of gym t...

Never Give Up: Overcoming Illness, Injury and International Moves to Become Tinkerbell on Ice

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News
Jamie Davis Smith

For all of the little girls out there who want to be ice skaters, Sasha says she wants them to stick with skating, no matter what.

The Best Outdoor Ice Skating

BnBFinder.com | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

With the recent cold spell that has hit the country, many people are running inside as quickly as they can to warm up. However, there are a select few that revel in the cold and embrace the chill.

Top 5 Winter Fakes

Findery | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

It's January. Winter is about to hit hard in the wintry regions. But snow in the Caribbean? Nope. For those of us who don't live in a snowy region, we...

The World's Most Epic Ice Skating Rinks

Gogobot | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Gogobot

Sure, you could go ice skating on the frozen pond near your house. But to make one of winter's best pastimes truly epic, head to one of these spectacular ice rinks. They are higher, bigger, more beautiful, more historic, and more scenic than any backyard pond.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

Winter Workout to Strengthen the Legs and Improve Performance

Nora Tobin | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Whether you are skiing, ice skating or simply taking a walk in the snow, this workout will get you ready to do all those winter sports and activities ...

That Holiday Feeling in NYC

Findery | Posted 02.22.2015 | Travel
Findery

If you've never visited New York City during the holidays, put it on your list. Right now. There are few places in the world that feel as "Christmassy" as New York.

Watch These Hikers Walk Across A Crystal-Clear, Frozen Lake

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel

What do you do when you stumble across a crystal-clear lake that's completely frozen? Walk across it, of course. A YouTube video uploaded Dec. 8 s...

This Colorado Town Is Its Own Winter Wonderland

Roadtrippers | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Roadtrippers

Sure, skiing is a fun winter pasttime, especially in Colorado, but there's something so simple and easy about ice skating. Especially at the magical Beaver Creek Ice Rink (also known as the Leon Black Family Ice Rink), right in the center of town.

Ice Skating in NYC: Your Guide to New York Ice Rinks

Erik Seide | Posted 01.11.2015 | New York
Erik Seide

New York City is often been portrayed, from holiday movies to the Christmas tree in Rockefellar Center, as the city that is a must visit destination to experience the sites and sounds of merriest of all seasons.

Sun Valley's Ice Skating Coffee Club: When LOSS Becomes a Big Win

Terrell Harris Dougan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Terrell Harris Dougan

Sure, we don't bend our knees and glide as the pros do. We push off, lean and swing, and then hurry to steady ourselves. Some of us look like real ice dancers. Others of us look like nervous storks. We try not to mention the twinges in our hinges. We do it for all the best things in life: balance, strength, companionship.

My Cornell Reunion: Parting the Big Red Seas of Time

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Randee Mia Berman

OK, I admit it. I'm a sap for nostalgia. So when my 40th college reunion reminder popped up in the email, I bolted into reverse. Who wouldn't want to "Reflect, Rekindle, Reconnect" -- words the Notable Class Reunion Chairs cooed in their beckoning letters to the alums.

Are You Pushing Your Kid to Play Sports?

Caren Chesler | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

The skating teacher tried to pry Eddie off the wall, but he held his grip. She then backed away and held her hands out, asking him to skate toward her. He was reluctant at first, but slowly let go of the wall and began marching in her direction, arms out like an airplane, knees bent.

My Daughter's Olympic Dream

Oren Miller | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

I felt I did the right thing, but still... I wish life could be more like a video game, or a Choose Your Own Adventure book, where you can always go back and make a different decision.

What Are the Jumps in Figure Skating?

Quora | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Tanya Zyabkina, Main jumps in the order of generally accepted difficulty. Additional inform...

Olympics in Sochi, Diebenkorn in Leningrad

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Celebrating the triumph of the American ice dancing pair, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, last night's winners of the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic...

The 'Lowlanders' Flying High in Sochi

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Ice skating is so popular in the Netherlands, such an integral part of the culture -- The King of the Netherlands proposed to the Queen on ice skates -- that it should not be surprising that the Dutch are very successful in speed skating events, especially at the Winter Olympics.

Florida Ice Skating: Cultural Compromise

Gerit Quealy | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Gerit Quealy

Culture clashes. Weather wars. North vs. South. Palm tree vs. fir tree. All families have their set of differences to navigate -- but this year, I tho...

A Guide to Figure Skating: Politics Behind Scoring, What It's Like to Fall, and Why Skaters Don't Get Dizzy

Quora | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Joseph Lee, U.S. Junior Nationals Competitor in both singles and pairs, involved with STARs...

8 Olympic Figure Skaters You Were Obsessed With As A Kid, Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

Between the artistry, the thrill of watching fearsome athletes hurl themselves into epic jumps, and the costumes (oh, the costumes!) it's no wonder fi...

Top 10 Stand-out Ice Skating Spots Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

It might be a little chilly outside, but that doesn't mean it's time to keep your travel fun indoors. There's no better way to fit in some winter fun than with a frozen pond and some worn-in ice skates.

WATCH: Ever Wondered What A Helicopter Looks Like Playing Hockey?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

We're sure like almost everyone on the planet, at some point you've wished that you could watch a helicopter 'playing hockey' on a frozen lake. Sadly,...

WATCH: Ice Skating On A Lake Perfectly Frozen Like Glass Is Snowy Serenity

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

Chances are that wherever you might be at the moment, it's probably cold with a chance of wintry wonderland. Some people like it, others hate it, but ...