Ice rinks can be a beautiful and magical place whether you ice skate for fun or professionally. Ice skating is great for couples, families or on your own and can be a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. Here are five of the world’s most beautiful ice rinks that you should visit if you love being on the ice.
The Tower of London, England
Visiting the capital of England gives you a wide range of things to do. Visit in winter and you can ice skate along the 1,000-year-old moat by the famous tower of London, where many significant historical events happened. If you love history and ice skating, this is surely an ice rink that will get you excited. Afterwards grab yourself some traditional English grub and a glass of champagne whilst you watch others glide on the ice.
The Rockefeller Center, New York
One of the most famous ice rinks in the world and made famous by many TV shows and movies such as Elf, this ice rink is big and beautiful. New York in winter is a beautiful place to visit and there is no wonder the ice rink at the Rockefeller hosts thousands of tourists every year.
Banff and Lake Louise, Canada
A famous Canadian sport, where better to practice your ice skating skills than in Canada. This is a great place to practice competitively, leaving the walls of the ice rink behind and practicing on ice surrounded by the open air and glaciers. Put on your best pair of Riedell figure skates and glide on this natural ice rink. Best of all, it is completely free!
Evergreen Lake, Colorado
This ice rink is surrounded by beautiful pine forests and snow-covered mountains, and is host to 11 pond hockey rings, perfect for those ice hockey lovers. As this is a natural ice rink it is weather permitting, but is 100% worth getting yourself down to Colorado for. Let your kids skate for hours whilst you sit in the lodge by the log fire and enjoy a hot chocolate- a real winner in getting into the holiday season. You can hire ice hockey equipment at the lake, this is a great sport to get into if you love being on the ice.
Vienna Rathausplatz, Vienna
The Rathausplatz is a famous square in Vienna that is transformed into an ice skating dream from January until March. With the beautiful back drop of the City Hall, this is a beautiful place to skate. There is a beautifully illuminated ice path wandering through City Hall Park which is great for beginners and professionals alike with countless routes to take. Who wants to go walk through the streets of Vienna when you can ice skate through them? After 5pm 8 curling lanes open where curling enthusiasts can put their curling skills to the test.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your skates and get gliding around some the most beautiful ice rinks the world has to offer.