Best Place to Ice Skate - 2009
The Depot Rink
Sure, outdoor rinks are the ideal setting for ice skating. But everyone who's lived through a winter here knows that when the mercury drops below a certain level (name your cutoff), it's just too damned cold to be outside. So from the day before Thanksgiving through late March, the Depot Rink provides a gorgeous solution to that all-too-frequent problem. Once a train station, the Depot is warm and well maintained, and it offers a beautiful view of the Minneapolis skyline. It's also been named as one of the top 10 best places to ice skate by USA Today and MSNBC. And oh, yeah—Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi says she likes skating there, too. Plus, prices are reasonable: $8 for adults and $7 to rent skates.