Where the Coolest Ice Rinks Are Found

Wondering where you can “glide and pivot”, as what Olaf advised to Princess Anna of Frozen? Well, there are many places in the world that made winter more wholesome than ever with its offer of the coolest skating rinks.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Depot Ice Rink used to be a 19th-century train depot that has been transformed into one of the most widely recognized indoor skating rinks in the country. It has a floor-to-ceiling glass walls that give you a glimpse of the Minneapolis skyline that is often covered with snow. Since it is heated, you won’t feel the cold as much as the fun and excitement.

Budapest, Hungary

What happens when a lake freezes over? An outdoor skating rink. This is exactly what appears every winter when the lake in front of the Vajdahunyad Castle turns from a pool of liquid to solid ice. This outdoor rink becomes the best skating venue in Budapest and the largest in Europe. Better make the most of it before it melts.

New York City, New York

The Rink at the Rockefeller Center is just one of the many skating rinks in the Big Apple, but it takes the top spot because of its Christmas lights, pageantry, and pomp and ceremony. You’ll have to wait in line for a chance to skate. If you want to skip the waiting, you’ll have to make reservation through either the VIP SKATE or FIRST SKATE package. It is that popular.

Ottawa, Canada

If the lake in Budapest becomes a must-skate outdoor rink in winter, it is the Rideau Canal in Ottawa that also freezes and becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway during the cold months. Stretching 4.8 miles long, it made the Guinness World Records as the “largest naturally frozen rink” in the world. It is equivalent to 90 Olympic-size ice skating rinks.