Lacing up skates for a smooth glide around an ice rink is a quintessential winter pasttime. Here's a roundup of the best places to skate in some of North America's major destinations.
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7 of Canada's Most Amazing Outdoor Rinks
From Ottawa's Rideau Canal (the world's largest outdoor ice rink) to Winnipeg's Red River Mutual Trail (the world's longest) to Quebec City's St. Jean's Gate (arguably the most beautiful), Canada offers lots of superlative skating.
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Philadelphia Ice Skating
With a splendid outdoor rink on the riverfront at Penn's Landing and another nice rink in South Philly, the City of Brotherly Love offers several places to hit the ice.
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The Best Ice Skating Rinks in NYC
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Outdoor Ice Skating in Washington DC
At the National Mall, the ice skating rink at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is surrounded by extraordinary sculptures by artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. Discover more of the capital's most beautiful rinks here.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Ice Skating at the Galleria Dallas
Texas and ice skating go together like oil and water, or so you'd think. Yet Ice at the Galleria shopping mall in Dallas is an unexpectedly fun find, thanks to public skating sessions and weekend night skating parties with DJs.
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Ice Skating in Williamsburg
In Colonial Williamsburg, Liberty’s Ice Pavilion opens from mid-November to mid-February on Duke of Gloucester Street between Nassau and Henry Streets. Festive music and live performances will also be played throughout the season.