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Twirl and glide at the best ice skating rinks in Miami

Get your skate on, Miami! We may not have winter, but we’ve got options for ice skating all year long.

By Ryan Pfeffer and Falyn Freyman

Miami isn’t exactly known for its hot ice skating scene. It’s not like we have an abundance of Michelle Kwans or Adam Rippons flying out of these parts. Our world-renowned Miami beaches and melting pot of international influences are far more likely to produce tan, ripped bodybuilders along with some truly exceptional cuisine at Miami’s best restaurants. But that doesn’t mean that South Florida ice skaters are out of luck. Not at all! There are, indeed, a few pretty neat places to cut up the ice in Miami. And one, of course, is inside a nightclub. Never change, Miami. Never change. 

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1. Basement

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What is it? A boutique rink inside one of Miami’s trendiest nightclubs. We know, alcohol and it really a good combination? Yes and—we can say from experience—the fun outweighs the bruise on your butt the next morning.

Why go? The rink’s trippy tropical lighting makes for a perfect Miami Instagram moment. You also don’t have to do it for very long: half-hour sessions are available for $35 (inclusive of skate rentals) on a first-come, first-served basis.

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2. Kendall Ice Arena

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What is it? The best and biggest spot to ice skate in Miami. Kendall Ice Arena is an institution, offering lessons taught by pros, youth hockey leagues, figure skating classes and open skate sessions for skaters of any skill level.

Why go? Not only does this place have two NHL-size rinks, but off-the-ice amenities include an arcade, gym, ballet room and free Wi-Fi.

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3. Scott Rakow Youth Center

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What is it? Though Miami Beach residents get in for free, everyone is welcome at this youth activity center. Its 12,885-square-foot ice skating rink is one of the main attractions. Public skate sessions are held Monday and Tuesday (noon to 2pm), Friday and Saturday (11:50am to 3:50pm and 5:45pm to 7:45pm) and Sunday (3 to 5pm).

Why go? If you need a break from the ice, the center also has bowling lanes, a game room, an outdoor pool and more sweet amenities.

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4. Pines Ice Arena

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What is it? A classic rink over in the distant land of Pembroke Pines. It’s a solid hour away from Miami, but the neighborhood rink is still a great fit for a family birthday party.

Why go? It’s not all about the kids at Pines Ice. The arena hosts adult hockey leagues for both beginners and advanced players. There’s also an over-40 pick-up game Tuesday and Friday nights.

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