Sports - Participatory, Christmas

Steinberg Skating Rink

When: Dec. 16-Jan. 7, 10-12 a.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 10-12 a.m. and Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Feb. 23 2017

You could do worse things in your life than learn to ice skate. It's great exercise, sure, but skating's real value is that it's a solitary pursuit that gives you time to think. Once you become proficient you can turn your brain off and glide along it's the cheapest re-set button available. The restorative powers are even greater if you can do it outdoors, and that's exactly where Steinberg Skating Rink (400 Jefferson Drive; is located. The city's largest rink is a great place to stretch your legs, get some fresh air and realign your system, especially during the stressful holiday season. Steinberg is open from 10 a.m. to midnight December 16 to January 7 so you can burn off some steam late into the evening. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday through February 23. Admission is $7 for an all-day pass, and skate rental is $6 for hockey or figure skates.

Paul Friswold

Price: $7 admission, $6 skate rental