Whether you live in LA or Manhattan there’s something about the swish-swish glide of skates on ice that sparks a winter-season thrill. Kick your ice skating experience up a notch this year with a visit to rinks that boast amazing scenic backdrops. Flip through the photo gallery to get a peek at the outdoor ice skating rinks that offer picturesque scenery to practice your figure eights.

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  1. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
  2. Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego
  3. Evergreen Lake, Colorado
  4. Boston Common Frog Pond, Boston

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Did we miss your favorite ice-skating rink with a view? Let us know where you skate in the comment section below!

–Abigail Matsumoto

Photos courtesy of valkie76Erman Akdogan, the Hotel Del Coronado,  Evergreen Park & Recreation District, the Massachusetts Office of Travel & TourismJames & VilijaCity of Chicago: Millennium ParkYosemite National Parkrandomcuriosity, Keystone Resort.

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