It’s that time of year: The holidays are over, bills and cold weather creep in and you may feel down. It seems easy to give in to the temptation of lying on the couch and binge-watching TV, but studies show that inactivity during the winter months can lead to depression and the ever-dreaded weight gain.

Instead of becoming a couch potato in the new year, keep your festive spirit alive – and burn off the extra calories you likely consumed in December – by going ice skating. Maybe you didn’t have time at the end of the year to visit the rinks around Oklahoma, or maybe you did and you’d like to plan a repeat visit. In either case, you’re in luck: Skating rinks are still open in January.

Arvest Winterfest runs through Jan. 6 in downtown Tulsa. Enjoy a brightly lit, decorated outdoor rink complete with hot chocolate, or take a spin on a horse-drawn carriage with loved ones around the BOK Center. Those in OKC can go to the Devon Ice Rink, which is open through Jan. 27.

Visit tulsawinterfest.com and downtownindecember.com for more information.

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