Sports - Participatory

Steinberg Skating Rink

When: Dec. 22-Jan. 7, 10-12 a.m. 2018

St. Louis echoes with the promises of freshly-sworn New Year's resolutions, but following through on these solemn oaths is tough to do. The days are short and dark, it's cold and your TV is sitting right there. You don't have to go out and beat the world on the first day of your new life, though. You could simply get in a little bit of exercise and then reward yourself immediately with a hot cocoa. Steinberg Ice Skating Rink (400 Jefferson Drive in Forest Park; www.steinbergskatingrink.com) is open every day during the winter, with extended hours for the holiday season (open 10 a.m. to midnight December 22 to January 7). In these first days of a brand new year you could skate for 20 minutes -- just enough to get your heart rate up -- and then return home cozy and warm. Admission is $7 and good for the whole day, so you could go longer if you wished. Better to start your journey to a healthier you with baby steps then run two miles and call it a year.

Paul Friswold

Price: $7