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The Best Ice Skating Rinks in the US

Posted by Brett

 

When it comes to ice skating, we have more choices than ever. From top outdoor rinks, fantastic indoor rinks, to even synthetic ice rinks in our own backyard, the discerning skater can find the exact experience he or she wants. 

If you are the parent of an ice skater, or a proud skater yourself, you are always looking for the best ice skating rinks around you. Here at KwikRink, we know how you feel; we love ice skating too.

Our synthetic ice rinks are the perfect way to bring the ice rink experience to you. Our synthetic ice rinks are durable, low maintenance, and easy to install. 

Our synthetic ice rinks are also a great way to expand your business. If you are looking for a way to draw in a new customer base, consider installing one of our commercial rinks.

Bring people together, and to your business with the joy of skating. 

All you need is a flat surface, and you are good to go. We have installed synthetic rinks all over the world, and we would love to make your ice skating rink dreams come true. 

If you love skating as much as we do, you have to check out the rinks on this list. We sat down and compiled a list of some of our favorite ice rinks around the county.

If these rinks don’t leave you with the skating bug, nothing will. Trust us; these are a few skating experiences you won’t want to miss.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

The Rink at Rockefeller Center

If you have ever visited New York City in the winter, you know what a magical place it can be. That magic is especially prevalent during the Christmas season. 

There are so many things to see and do! One of our all-time favorite ‘Christmas in New York” activities, though, is ice skating at Rockefeller Center. Skating at the Rock is an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. 

Open October to April in New York City, NY.

Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Ice Rink

If there ever was an excuse to visit Idaho, this rink is high up on the list. You will enjoy stunningly picturesque views of the mountains while skating with your friends and family. 

To make the deal even sweeter, the facility offers skate lessons for the beginners and ice shows for the aficionados. 

Plus, if you are at all plugged into the professional and Olympic skating scene, this is your chance to rub elbows with a few familiar faces. This rink is a popular training ground for pro athletes. 

Open year around in Sun Valley, Idaho.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture garden Ice Rink

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Do you love fine art and cool skating? Then this might just be the rink for you. 

The next time you visit our nation’s capital, make sure you add this stop to your to-do list. 

The National Galler of Art is worth a visit on its own, but when you add in an outdoor sculpture garden and ice skating rink, what could be better?

You will get the opportunity to view the breathtaking and magnificent works of art while skating with friends in a truly spectacular open-air rink. Enjoy music from their state-of-the-art sound system as you flex your muscles and expand your mind. 

Open November to March, weather permitting in Washington D.C.

Landmark center in Rice park

Wells Fargo Winterskate

If you ever make it to the Twin Cities, you will be amazed at all there is to see and do. Make sure you take a trip to this monumental skating rink when you visit the proud capital city of the great state of Minnesota. 

You will bask in the beauty and architectural charm of this splendid city as you skate. This rink is expertly lit up with colorful lights that brilliantly display the gothic Landmark Center as it overlooks all the joyful skaters. 

Plus, they offer free skating lessons on Saturdays. 

Open December to February  in St. Paul, Minnesota.

PPG building, Pittsburgh

MassMutual Ice Rink

MassMutual Ice Rink is one of the longest-running rinks in the country. This sprawling downtown rink is worth a visit to the great city of Pittsburgh alone. 

Set under the castle inspired spires of the PPG building, you will feel like you have stepped into an urban ice palace. 

If you want to feel the magic truly, might we suggest that you plan a trip to this rink during the Christmas season? If you do, you will have the opportunity to skate around a fully decked out and illuminated Christmas tree. 

You will also get a chance to meet Santa, and your kids will even get to skate around with him during their weekly ‘Skate with Santa’ event throughout the month of December. 

Open November to March in Pittsburgh, PA.

Boston Common Frog Pond

Boston Common Frog Pond

Named best outdoor skating rink by USA Today in 2017, this is one rink you won’t want to miss. Visit this ice skating rink in the winter when the famous Boston Common Frog Pond freezes over and transforms into a crisp and beautiful outdoor wonderland. 

The Boston Common is one of the country’s best parks, and this outdoor rink is a highlight. You will enjoy views of the famous Boston skyline as you chat up all the Patriots fans. 

Open November to March in Boston, MA.

Hotel Coronado

Skating by the Sea at Hotel Coronado

Warm winters are great, but who among us doesn’t’ secretly yearn for a white Christmas? With this rink, you can get the best of both worlds. 

Ice skate under the palm trees when you stay at the Hotel Coronado in San Diego. Every year, they transform a portion of their lawn into an amazing outdoor ice skating rink for their guests to enjoy. 

Curl up by the firepit and fight off the chill of the upper 50s wind chill and watch the sunset as you ice skate by the ocean. Bring the magic of winter to the beach.

Open December in San Diego, CA.

If you’ve caught the skating bug from reading or visiting any of these magnificent ice skating rinks, don’t worry, KwikRink is here for you! 

Contact us today to find out if a synthetic ice rink is right for you. We promise this is one decision you won’t regret!

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