by Susan B. Barnes, Special for USA TODAY

...Under the Sun and Palm Trees

Though it's cold in many parts of the USA, there's plenty of sunshine and warmth to be found at these ice skating rinks under the sun and palm trees overhead.

Don your t-shirts and lace up your skates at Main Street ICE at Boyd Plaza in Columbia, S.C., but hurry - the rink closes Jan. 19!

Though it does cool off in the Arizona desert, the sun is sure to shine at the Desert Ice Skating Rink at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess (open through February 1). After your skate, take a seat rink-side at a fire pit tables and make s'mores to warm back up.

Southern California's largest outdoor ice skating rink at 7,000 square feet is Woodland Hills Ice, scheduled to be open through Jan. 25, weather permitting, of course! The rink, in its sixth season, is open seven days a week and offers classes and private lessons. And in Orange County, Skate Spectrum is open through Feb. 16 for open skate, lessons and much more.

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