Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we are swiftly approaching peak holiday dating season. Christmas carols are playing on the radio, city streets smell like roasted chestnuts and evergreens, and dates are increasingly more likely to involve spiked hot chocolate — as well as, almost inevitably, the most sentimental of all cold-weather bonding activities: ice-skating. And with good reason. With all that necessary hand-holding and extraneous footwear assistance, few activities facilitate as much casual, lighthearted flirtation as a few laps around the ice rink. What are you waiting for? Get a good pair of earmuffs and start practicing your bunny hop.
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