It’s prime season for skating rinks around the nation—the best of which are surrounded by mountains, skyscrapers, or world-class art. 

Some stunners are particularly weather-dependent, such as the 8,200-foot-elevation Olympic Ice Pavilion at Squaw Valley, which unfortunately may remain closed for the foreseeable future due to a warmer-than-usual winter. You can expect most other outdoor rinks around the nation to stay open into March (but  always call or check online, just to be sure).

Here's where to skate among scenery so stunning that no one will notice if you're holding onto the rail the whole time.