It seems like ice skating gets much more appealing during the holidays. It’s a fun activity year-round, but during this time of year it makes even more sense. The cold weather, the Christmas decorations, and the festive atmosphere all combine to make it a plan that is sure to meet your expectations. Is there a visit to Barcelona in your plans? Below we’ll tell you about some of the best places to go ice skating this winter. Enjoy your stay at our family hotel in central Barcelona!

1. FC Barcelona Ice Rink

If you’re looking for a place to ice skate in Barcelona and you are also a die-hard FC Barcelona fan, you just found the right rink for you. We’re talking about the iconic Palau de Gel arena located right next to Camp Nou. Its obvious appeal is the location, but once you’re inside you’ll find yourself in an incredible space dedicated to ice skating. Entry and skate rental cost 14 euros.

2. La Farga Mall Ice Rink

The La Farga Mall, located in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat is one of the most iconic Christmas ice rinks. Kaliu park is open from December 20th to January 7th to provide hours of fun on ice. Its more than 1,600 m2 of ice also means it is one of the largest ice rinks in Europe. Entry costs about 10 euros.

3. Skating Club Ice Rink

If we’re talking about famous rinks, don’t forget about Skating Club, which is open 365 days a year. This one is a covered rink that has been open since the 70’s, making it a Barcelona institution. You’ll find it on calle Roger de Flor number 168. Entry and skate rental cost a little over 15 euros.

4. L’illa Diagonal Mall Ice Rink

In the Les Corts neighborhood a newer skating rink will be opening again this year, showing all signs of becoming a holiday favorite. It’s open for the entire month of December through the end of the Christmas season. Best of all, the rink looks straight out of an American movie. Entry costs 5 euros.

This Christmas Barcelona is waiting for you at Hotel Grums!

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Breathe the world.

I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300. It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms. The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

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Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

— Christopher Morley

Enjoy the morning.

The best way to get better at photography is start by taking your camera everywhere. If you leave your house, your camera leaves with you. The only exception is if you’re planning for a weekend bender — then probably leave it at home. Other than that, always have it slung over your shoulder. It would probably help to get an extra battery to carry in your pocket. I’ve got three batteries. One in my camera, one in my pocket, one in the charger. When it dies, swap them all.

For me, the most important part of improving at photography has been sharing it. Sign up for an Exposure account, or post regularly to Tumblr, or both. Tell people you’re trying to get better at photography. Talk about it. When you talk about it, other people get excited about it. They’ll come on photo walks with you. They’ll pose for portraits. They’ll buy your prints, zines, whatever. I’ve got a Fujifilm X100s. It runs about $1300.

It’s easily the best camera I’ve ever owned. I take care of it as best as I can, but I don’t let taking care of it impact the photography. Let me elaborate on that a bit better. You’ll get better at each section of what we talked about slowly. And while you do, you’ll be amazed at how much easier it all is and how the habit forms.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds and this is real.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton