Usually, people attempt to avoid ice at all costs this time of year – but not you. You’re going to conquer enormous sheets of slippery ice… on skates, that is. Whether you’re an accomplished skater or it’s been decades since you’ve laced them up, make it a point to hit the ice at least one this year. Skating rinks all over the state offer fun options for novices and experts of all ages. The Alex and Ani City Center is right in the heart of downtown Providence, and has all of the winter in the city warm and fuzzies you’ll need to make it to spring. The rink is open seven days a week and offers beginner and refresher classes for both kids and adults. The Newport Skating Center offers seaside skating every day and nightly skating deals all winter long. In Westerly, The Washington Trust Community Skating Rink offers open skating, plus lessons in skating, hockey and figure skating. The Legion Way Skating Rink in Barrington, at the end of Legion Way, comes together through a huge community effort every year to provide locals with a neighborhood place to skate and for pickup games of pond hockey.