World's Coolest Skating Rinks

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Courtesy of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite

Go for a spin on ice-skating rinks that get their cool from spectacular (and unexpected) settings.

Curry Village Ice Rink, Yosemite National Park, CA

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The Yosemite Winter Club flooded an unused parking lot to create a makeshift skating rink back in 1928, and it’s since become a cherished park tradition. Half Dome and Glacier Point loom above, while an outdoor fire pit and warming hut keep skaters going. And ice skating is just the warm-up; Yosemite also offers downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowshoeing, ice climbing, sledding, sleigh rides, and even fishing.

Admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for children, not including skate rental. Through early March 2012. yosemitepark.com

World's Coolest Skating Rinks

Curry Village Ice Rink, Yosemite National Park, CA

The Yosemite Winter Club flooded an unused parking lot to create a makeshift skating rink back in 1928, and it’s since become a cherished park tradition. Half Dome and Glacier Point loom above, while an outdoor fire pit and warming hut keep skaters going. And ice skating is just the warm-up; Yosemite also offers downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowshoeing, ice climbing, sledding, sleigh rides, and even fishing.

Admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for children, not including skate rental. Through early March 2012. yosemitepark.com

Courtesy of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite
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