There is something freeing about ice skating, isn’t there? Gliding on the ice is the next best thing to flying. Not only is it a great form of exercise, but it can also serve as a form of meditation — as long as you focus on what you’re doing.
With indoor rinks closed, most skaters are zooming their way over to outdoor rinks, self-made rinks and frozen lakes. The latter of course can be problematic since the recommended ice thickness for skating is six inches, and the winter has been relatively mild. But the cold is starting to set in and more outdoor rinks are open. You can skate at most until 10 p.m. with nighttime lighting for your evening skating pleasure. And the best part? Admission is free!
Be sure to follow the safety protocols and double check the ice conditions before you head out, so you don’t end up like the hipster who fell in the lake (he went skating before it was cool), and choose the best time to avoid a crowd.