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12 Most Beautiful Natural Ice Rinks Around The World

Natural Ice Rinks

Published on December 7th, 2017

In winter rivers and lakes can be transformed into stunning natural ice rinks. From a frozen Lake Louise in Banff surrounded by snow-capped mountains to Shichahai Lake in Beijing, these rinks are a paradise for skaters. And the frozen Keystone Lake in Colorado and Ostergotland in Sweden become the perfect Christmas scenes

1. One of the frozen lakes that snake their way around the wilderness in the Ostergotland region of Sweden in the winter months

2. The region of Ostergotland looks like a perfect Christmas scene as fir trees and small wood cabins surround the frozen lakes

3. The Arrowhead Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, features a number of frozen paths that skaters can meander around

4. A skater glides along a frozen Lake Minnewanka in the eastern area of Banff National Park in Canada

5. Lake Louise in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, surrounded by the snow-capped Rocky Mountains

6. Lake Vanern is the largest lake in Sweden and the third-largest in Europe and freezes over in plunging temperatures each year

7. Dotted over 22,000 islands, the natural ice rink is popular with explorers wanting to discover the rugged landscape

8. Once Lake Weissensee in Austria freezes over in winter speed skaters take to the ice to improve their times

9. The picturesque Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage, Alaska, freezes over each year, becoming an eye-catching local attraction for families

10. The dramatic scenery of the Lofoten Islands in Norway looms over a skater taking to the ice, which is so clear it reflects the image of the mountains

11. The five-acre Keystone Lake in Colorado is transformed into the perfect Christmas scene each year when the water becomes an ice rink

12. In winter hundreds of people flock to Shichahai near the Drum Tower in central Beijing each New Year to skate and ride sledges on the frozen lake