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The Country’s Best Ice Skating Rinks

‘Tis the season to lace up those skates and hit the ice for some ice skating. Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit quite like ice skating and from California to New York, there are ice skating rinks all over the place and these happen to be some of the best.

Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California

San Diego is home to gorgeous weather year round and in the winter you can enjoy the sunshine and palm trees while skating at the famous Hotel del Coronado. Located right on the beach, the outdoor ice rink and huge and overlooks the beautiful Coronado beach and the Pacific Ocean.

Sun Valley Ice Rink in Sun Valley, Idaho


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If you are looking for an ice rink that is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, then look no further than Sun Valley Ice Rink in Idaho. It can get quite chilly in Idaho, but the outdoor rink is always a fun place to visit to enjoy not only ice skating, but also skating lessons and plenty of entertainment with year round ice shows. You may even run into an Olympic skater since it is a top spot for athletes to train at.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink in Washington, D.C.

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink sits on Washington’s National Mall and is surrounded by sculptures designed by contemporary artists. Guests can skate around and view these amazing sculptures while taking in the beauty of the nation’s capital. Plus it is located near Pavilion Café, which offers food and beverages along with a terrific view of the ice rink.

Rockefeller Center in New York

Of course the most famous place to ice skate is in Rockefeller Center located in the heart of New York. It is a small rink that only allows 150 guests at a time, but sparkling Christmas decorations and a giant Christmas tree surround it so it makes the long wait worth it. The ice rink brings a lot of guests to even just come and watch all of the skaters and it has been featured in many Christmas movies and shows.



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