The advantage of Union Square’s ice rink is the shade of an 83-foot tree covered in 40,000 bulbs. You can also try your hand at an Olympic sport when the Bay Area Curling Club hosts its introductory sessions for newbies. Grab a broom and work those biceps ahead of all the cocoa you’re going to ingest this season. If you’re single and have a certain New Year’s resolution in mind, get yourself to Single in the City on December 3rd. With the sparkling Christmas lights, holiday cheer and all of that ample excuse to fall elegantly into someone’s arms, what are you waiting for?
Union Square, Geary St (at Stockton St). Nov 2nd–Jan 16th. 10am–11:30pm daily (sessions start on every even hour). $7–$12 for a 90-minute session. Skate rental $6. unionsquareicerink.com