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How to stay cool when it’s 98 degrees

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We hate the heat too, Nick.

It’s 98 degrees outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit inside all day, or sweat it out at the free sauna that is Miami Beach in summer.

There are plenty of ways to stay cool and still get your adventure on, and we’re be exploring them this summer.

Today: how to go ice skating in Miami at the little-known ice rink at Miami Beach’s Scott Rakow Youth Center, where there are sharp skates, cold ice, and plenty of activities to take your mind off the heat.

Maybe you’ve always hate-envied New York’s love affair with picturesque ice skating, with their live TV news broadcasts and glove-inspired Kate Beckinsale/John Cusack rendezvous. Or maybe you’re the Michelle Kwan/Chazz Michael Michaels student looking to test your moves. The good news: there’s a place to live out your fantasies.

We popped in, put on our skates, and took a trip around the rink to cool off. For Miami Beach residents, access is just $3 and skate rentals are $2. If you live elsewhere, it’s $9 to get in and $4 for skates—still some of the cheapest prices you’ll find at an ice rink, thanks to the good folks at the Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department.

Public skating sessions are available all year long, plus freestyle sessions for experienced skaters, group classes for kids and adults, private lessons from local experts, and ice hockey courses.

What are your favorite Miami places to beat the heat? Let us know in the comments and we’ll check ’em out this summer!

  • michaelbuzz

    That’s one of Miami Beach’s best kept secrets!

  • michaelbuzz

    That’s one of Miami Beach’s best kept secrets!

  • Vice-Queen Maria

    There used to be a great rink amd skate shop in North Miami Beach where I practiced for several years with a Russian coach. The rink venue became a car dealership 🙁 I then moved over to Rakow.

    I believe Kendall still has an active ice skatimg center with two rinks. I used to go to the rinks in Sunrise and Pompano — adult freestyle sessions are limited everywhere.

    The thing about ice skating is that you do heat up actually after warm-up, lol. But it’s better than working out in the hot sun.

    Bowling is a great idea to beat the heat, too. I Iike Splitsville. Rakow also has a great pool for swimming practice. It used to be open early morning for adults.

    Don’t forget matinee movies! If you can make it… the best!

  • Vice-Queen Maria

    There used to be a great rink amd skate shop in North Miami Beach where I practiced for several years with a Russian coach. The rink venue became a car dealership 🙁 I then moved over to Rakow.

    I believe Kendall still has an active ice skatimg center with two rinks. I used to go to the rinks in Sunrise and Pompano — adult freestyle sessions are limited everywhere.

    The thing about ice skating is that you do heat up actually after warm-up, lol. But it’s better than working out in the hot sun.

    Bowling is a great idea to beat the heat, too. I Iike Splitsville. Rakow also has a great pool for swimming practice. It used to be open early morning for adults.

    Don’t forget matinee movies! If you can make it… the best!