It's not all indoor hockey rinks and Ice Capades. Here in the West, we skate with a spin
Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City
Skating on the old rink was like doing laps around a kiddie pool, but 2010's revamp made it 60 percent larger. A block north, check out the restaurants and shops getting ready for the March opening of the City Creek Center on Main Street.
The scene: Families and couples whirl around after downtown shopping.
The inside scoop: The rental shop has an Olympic-class sharpener that'll hone your blades to perfection for $5. Too hard-core? There's Uinta beer on tap and hot chocolate at Patterson's Pub.
Through Feb 28;