Ice skating rink is a great way to get in the ice without the hassle of waiting for the ice to get cold, or taking a long jump like the one we rode in.
The ice rink at one of my favorite locales in the US is the Vail Valley in Colorado. The Vail Valley, like the rest of the US, is a really beautiful place to skate. There are no artificial hills, and the ice is always perfectly smooth. It gets surprisingly cold, though, so you’ll want to bring a jacket.
There are more than a few ice skating rinks in Colorado, but most are located in the ski area of Vail. One of the best is the Vail Ice Rink at the Vail Basin, where you can skate without the hassle of having to drive. The rink is located in the back of a ski area and has a nice frontage on a mountain. It features a pretty big white tent (and a few white chairs) that you can sit in and eat your lunch inside.