Chill Out

Celebrating the holidays in Arizona means having the best of both worlds. While avoiding such winter drawbacks as blizzards, icy roads, and negative temperatures, Phoenix still manages to serve up some of our favorite seasonal pastimes.

Once a year, the W Hotel in Scottsdale transforms its rooftop pool into an impressive 1,500-square-foot ice skating rink called Chill. This seasonal skating venue features winter cabanas, scheduled musical performances, and special winter cocktails at the rooftop bar.

Chill is now open through Sunday, December 29, at 7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale. Ice rink hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday; noon to midnight on Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for one hour of ice skating and includes skate rental. For more information, visit or call 480-970-2100.

Mondays-Thursdays, 4-10 p.m.; Fridays, 4 p.m.-midnight; Saturdays, noon-midnight; Sundays, 12-10 p.m. Starts: Dec. 5. Continues through Dec. 29, 2013