Don’t let winter send you into hibernation! You can stay active ice skating. With a short drive, you can enjoy the fresh air and exercise. Ice skating is one of the best winter workouts. It builds leg muscles, improves joint flexibility and gets your heart rate racing. Plus, it can even combat stress when you soak up the scenery. So, strap on your skates and glide by these really cool rinks in Pittsburgh.

The Rink at PPG

3 PPG Place 410 Market St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

This iconic ice skating rink is not only a great place to skate but also a prime spot to shop, dine and entertain. Plus, it’s the perfect place to hold an impromptu photo shoot, since the mirrored PPG buildings serve as a beautiful backdrop.

Schenley Park

1 Overlook Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15207

You won’t just skate at Schenley Park. You’ll party! The outdoor rink is famous for events, like its mascot skate and disco night. You can even rent the party room that’s equipped with a kitchen for birthday parties and other occasions.

Click here for the full listing of rinks in the region!

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Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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