National Skating Month
CA, ID, MT, NV, OR
Channel Michelle Kwan or simply enjoy a classic winter pastime throughout the month of January.
You can sip cocktails and listen to live music at the Walnut Creek on Ice Gala (iceskatewalnutcreek.com) in downtown Walnut Creek, Calif. on Jan. 19.
Whirl around the Sun Valley Ice Rink in Idaho, where Olympic medalists have practiced (sunvalley.com).
You can glide across a frozen pond at Bannack State Park in Dillon, Mont., offering free skate rentals until early March (bannack.org).
Take in views of the Truckee River at Reno's Rink on the River through Feb. 3 (reno.gov); or skate in the desert at a floating rink moored on Lake Las Vegas at MonteLago Village Resort in Henderson, Nev., until Feb. 17 (montelagovillage.com).
Dance as lasers light up the ice during Cosmic Skate at Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend, Ore., through Mar. 29 (seventhmountain.com).