Many people assume that life dies down on the streets of St. Petersburg in the winter months. These people could not be more wrong! Locals take joy in the cold because this means one thing: ice skating. This beloved pastime is one of the best ways to enjoy the cold – or to simply stay warm! Each winter thousands of locals and tourists enjoy skating at one of the numerous ice rinks in and around the city. Ice skating is fun and healthy; perfect for families or for spending a romantic winter night. And it's an inexpensive way to have fun!