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The Best Family Winter Sports Activities to Try in 2014

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Screen Shot 2013-12-10 at 11.04.05 AMThe Pink Rink in Boca Raton, Florida

I bet you didn’t expect Florida to be on the list of Wintery wonderlands. But the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, offers your family the opportunity to not only surf the waves but to also put on a pair of skates and glide on their a new pink ice skating rink. The Pink Rink is a real ice-skating rink with “pink” ice. Measuring 85 feet by 40 feet, the ice rink accommodates up to 100 skaters and is open day and evening for open skating, group skating lessons and weekend and holiday figure-skating camps. Skating enthusiasts and first-time skaters will have the chance to meet World Professional Ice Skating Pair Champions Frank Sweiding and Anita Hartshorn. Additional season highlights include an annual Holiday Boat Parade with fireworks, a special appearance by Random House storybook costumed characters at a family holiday breakfast, beach bonfires and a New Year’s Eve block party with kids carnival and a line up of live entertainment. The rink will be open from November 1, 2013 through January 1, 2014 with a  portion of the proceeds going to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. For more information and reservations, visit them online or call 1-888-495-BOCA

dog-sled.jpgDog Sled in Anchorage, Alaska

Traveling via float plane or ski plane the  Winterlake Lodge is located 198 trail miles northwest of Anchorage on the Iditarod National Historic Trail. Once there you and your family can learn to drive the family’s team of sled dogs with mushing lessons, trek on a glacier, cross-country ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe.  Though Winterlake Lodge is off-the-beaten path, it’s not with out first-class comforts. The hotel offers complimentary massage treatment, daily yoga classes, noteworthy cuisine, wine and cheese tastings, a hot tub, Frette bathrobes and L’Occitane amenities.

Winter Yoga and Apres Ski in Park City, Utah

Park City is known for its killer ski slopes.  But for something really memorable visit Washington School House Hotel, Park City’s newest luxury boutique hotel. They offer guests one of the most unusual family activities with Park City Yoga Adventures. You and your kids can go deep inside a 10,000-year-old crater at The Homestead Resort. There the instructor will demonstrate yoga poses from the dock while you move and bend on paddleboards that float in the 90-plus-degree natural therapeutic pool.