It’s that time of year again, when you wipe the dust off of your Home Alone box set and don your favourite winter woolly hat. Yes, that’s right, it’s Christmas time.
You know it’s Christmas when the local parks; usually frequented by dog walkers and joggers are replaced with skaters and copious amounts of mulled wine. When you think of ice skating in America, New York is the first city that springs to mind, but there are other amazing ice rinks across the USA. So, here are my top 10 favourite ice skating rinks across the USA:
10. Pershing Square Rink, LA
This Los Angeles ice rink is the biggest outdoor ice skating rink in LA and is the perfect spot to get your glide on, despite the sizzling winter temperatures
9. Blue Cross River Rink, Philadelphia
This great Olympic sized skating rink overlooks the Delaware River and Ben Franklin Bridge. Visitors can also enjoy the rink’s special events, including live DJ music on weekend nights.
8. Millennium Park, Chicago
Ice skating at Chicago's Millennium Park is one of Chicago's most popular winter activities with the rink's skyscraper views and festive music, all adding to its wintery charm
7. Beaver Creek, Colorado
Nestled in the centre of a beautiful mountain village, this ice skating rink provides endless fun and allows non skaters to kick back and relax on comfy sofas around the rink
6. Rockefeller Ice Rink, New York City
One of most popular skating rinks in the USA, set in the heart of NYC under the beautiful lights of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree
5. The Venetian, Las Vegas
Who would have thought it, an ice rink in the desert! This unique ice rink is located next to the hotels outdoor gondolas and features sparking lights and a giant, glowing disco ball.
4. Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston
Every year the Frog Pond turns into a festive ice rink, allowing visitors to rent skates for either a public or private skating session. Skaters can warm up with a nice cup of coco inside the Frog Cottage
3. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Park Garden Ice Rink, Washington
The Sculpture Garden Ice Rink provides art and culture as a wonderful backdrop and as a result the rink attracts thousands of visitors to skate in the nation's capital each year.
2. Curry Village Ice Rink, Yosemite National Park
Ice skating in Yosemite National Park has been an age old tradition since the 1930’s and you can see why; the stunning location makes this one of my favourite ice rinks. After your skate, enjoy s’mores and hot coco by the fire… perfect
1. Wollman Ice Rink, New York City
It’s probably a given that this is my favourite ice rink in America. Skating through central park in the shadow of the Manhattan skyline, what more could you want on a crisp winter’s day