Top 10 ice skating rinks

It's not all indoor hockey rinks and Ice Capades. Here in the West, we skate with a spin

In a national park
Photo by Dolan Halbrook via Flickr; written by Haley Minick

In a national park

Curry Village, Yosemite, CA

Good luck keeping your eyes on the ice–this rink is smack-dab between snowcapped idols Half Dome and Glacier Point.

The scene: Happy tourists and winter-loving locals.

The inside scoop: The rink started as a flooded parking lot in 1928 and has been a must-skate ever since. Grab s'more ingredients near the rental shop for a melty treat by the rinkside firepit.

Through early Mar; yosemitepark.com

 

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