This time of year you can go round and round the malls or, for $2, you can take a break and go round and round the Olympic Oval.
If you’re smart, you’ll choose the option that offers less friction. Strap on the blades and glide past all the seasonal hassles that can obscure the larger purpose of the holidays, namely spending fun times with family and friends. (To help on the family front, kids five and under get in free.)
From noon to four today (Sunday, Dec. 23) you can get a little exercise while leaning into the curves on “the fastest ice in the world.” That’s good because if you haven’t finished your holiday shopping by the 23rd, you’ll need all the speed you can get.