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Five Hotels Where You Can Sleep and Ice Skate

November 17, 2009 at 9:09 AM | by | Comment (1)

The Hotel Del Coronado.

Forget free wifi or yoga classes, it looks like the hot hotel amenity for winter is a private ice rink. Hotels all over are going all Ice Capades and putting up rinks—even if they are in a warm-weather locales. So you Michelle Kwans and Brian Boitanos can lace up your skates and practice your double axel—or if you're like us, teeter and fall on your booties—even when you're traveling.

Find out where you can sleep and skate this holiday after the jump.

1. Hotel Del Coronado
You can hit the ice in sunny San Diego while getting a view of the Pacific at the Del's fifth annual Skating by the Sea. The hotel will offer daily skating sessions November 25 to January 3. Three-hour sessions cost $20 and $15 for kids, while two-hour matinee sessions are $15 and $10, respectively. Skate rentals are $5. You can complete the pretend cold, wintry tradition by buying a mug of hot chocolate after your skate. If you book the Family Holiday package, you'll get free skating passes for two adults and two kids, free parking and other perks. Rates start at $295.

2. Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello
It's no surprise that a hotel in Quebec would have a rink. But like the rest of Canada, the Fairmont takes its ice sports seriously, so it has two resort rinks. Book the three-night Christmas in the Country package, you'll get a Christmas log and hot chocolate when you arrive, sleigh rides and free access to the skating rinks. The package is available December 23 to 26, with rates starting at $762.

The W Hotel Los Angeles Westwood.

3. W Hotel Los Angeles Westwood
This L.A. hotel has transformed its pool into an ice rink surrounded by cabanas for snuggling under a blanket (we know, temps in the 70s don't necessitate blankets, but play along). Tickets cost $10 per hour and include rental skates. The ice will be available through January 24. Book the Ice Skate, You Skate, We All Skate package, starting at $299, and you'll get two rink tickets and two winter-themed cocktails, like pumpkin spiced lattes.

4. Trianon Palace Versailles
This French hotel is getting into the holiday spirit by opening a rink and Christmas market for the first time. Skate rentals cost €10. But you'll avoid rental fees with the Festive Period package, starting at €249. The package, available December 12 to January 3, also includes breakfast and a welcome glass of champagne.

5. The Depot Minneapolis, A Marriott Renaissance Hotel and Residence Inn Minneapolis At The Depot By Marriott
Both of these hotels are housed in a complex called The Depot, which also is home to an indoor ice rink. The rink opens for the season November 25. If you stay at one of the hotels, you'll get 25 percent off of admission and skate rental; otherwise you'll have to pony up $8 for admission ($6 for kiddies) and a $7 to rent skates.

[Photos: Hotel Del Coronado and W Hotel Los Angeles Westwood]

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Moscone Center San Francisco Ice Skating Rink

There is the year-round Yerba Buena ice skating rink at Moscone Center San Francisco near SoMa district hotels around the convention center.

W Hotel, St, Regis, Marriott Marquis, Palace Hotel, Westin Market Street, Four Seasons, and InterContinental San Francisco are all quite close to ice skating.

http://www.skatebowl.com/Ice_Center/Public/Public_Skating.htm

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