One of New England's most enchanting winter offerings is the opportunity to skate outdoors on frozen ponds or quaint, tree-lined rinks. Whether it is the fresh air, the gentle winter sunlight, or starry night sky, outdoor rinks offer kids a feel of frosty (Frozen?) magic. These outdoor rinks offer a special setting for family time,and playdates in Connecticut, from the sparkly new Cohen Ice Skating Center in Stamford to a state-park-maintained pond (complete with a crackling fireplace for marshmallow roasting) in Derby.
If you find yourself heading north for the holidays, see our roundup of Outdoor Skating Rinks in Boston and New England. If you prefer skating inside, do not worry; there are plenty of indoor ice skating rinks to choose from in Connecticut.