BREAKING THE ICE

Beat winter blues by taking a spin around an outdoor skating rink. These are open at least through late February: New York Be one of the quarter-million skaters to slice the ice under the Manhattan skyline at Rockefeller Plaza (adults from $9, kids from $7; 212-332-7654). Boston Skate into American history at the Frog Pond in Boston Common, Beantown's oldest park ($3, children under 14 free; 617-635-2121). Ann Arbor, Mich. Stop by Buhr Park Ice Arena for drop-in hockey games and figure-skating lessons (adults $4.50, kids $3.75; 734-971-3228). Yosemite National Park, Calif. Glide under Glacier Point and Half Dome at this Curry Village rink (adults $6.50, kids under 12 $5; 209-372-8341).

--Tara Weingarten

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