With its staggering mountains, beachside settings, and glittering cities, the West provides the perfect backdrop for some seriously magical skating

Sunset  – November 9, 2011 | Updated December 12, 2019

Combining skill and nostalgia, ice skating is a quintessential winter experience, and the West excels at this cool sport. Whether set against the monstrous peaks of Banff, anchoring the festive scene in a ski resort, or accompanied by palm trees and an ocean breeze along the beach, indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks from Colorado to California over-deliver on the scenic factor. So, tie up your laces and prepare to nail your triple Lutz as you glide right into the season at these stunning rinks.