Just because it’s 66 degrees and sunny today in Austin, Texas doesn’t mean that you can’t go ice-skating outside. Where else can you entertain your kids, attempt a double axel, sample free cheeses and guacamole, take a wheat grass shot, eat a sushi bowl, and pick up some good-for-the-Earth holiday greenery without moving your car? On the rooftop skating rink at the Whole Foods Flagship store at 525 North Lamar in Austin. The rink is open from 10am until 9pm daily from now through January 7. The cost of admission is $10 per person and includes your rental skates. If you plan to skate Monday through Thursday, check the website to make sure that it is not closed for a private party reservation.
Debuting this year, there will be a Skate for a Cause day on December 18 that benefits Boneshaker, which is an organization devoted to inspiring kids to lead healthy and active lifestyles.
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Possibly our favorite holiday feel good? After skating, you can pick up a Christmas tree from North Carolina’s Power Farms without feeling any guilt. Why? For each tree sold, Whole Foods works with the conservation, nonprofit American Forests to replant another one. Since 1990, they’ve replanted 45 million trees. So much to do – you’ll need a second wheat grass shot or a nitro coffee.