The 10 Best Ice Rinks Around the World (1/10)

Lace up your skates! That winter chill is your invitation to take a spin, slide or twirl along the best outdoor ice rinks around the globe. From Montréal to Vienna – and yes, even California! – here are 10 frozen escapes awaiting your best Kurt Browning impression.

The Rideau Canal – Ottawa, Canada Photo: Ottawa Tourism

The Rideau Canal – Ottawa, Canada

It’s official! According to Guinness World Records, the world’s largest naturally frozen ice rink is in Canada’s backyard. Ottawa – our nation’s capital – boasts an ice surface that’s the equivalent to 90 Olympic-sized rinks. Measuring in at a knee-wobbling 7.8 km long, the picture perfect Rideau Canal Skateway winds past Canada’s Parliament Buildings and the majestic Chateau Laurier Hotel. Take advantage of the Canal’s rink-side stands for skate and sleigh rentals, skate sharpening, cozy warming chalets, and snack bars peddling delectable hot chocolate, and sweet BeaverTails. The Skateway is open in January through to March, weather permitting.

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