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Disco Inferno on Ice
For an urban musical ice-skating experience, check out Switzerland’s largest pop-up ice rink. Every winter, Locarno - near Lake Maggiore, in the district of Ticino - welcomes skaters of all abilities to glide (or stumble) around on the disco-ball illuminated ice. The rink sits on the beautiful Piazza Grande: the city's main commercial and cultural center. Four large transparent igloo bars skirt the rink and serve drinks, food and even host live music. Children can skate for free and lessons are available. Even for non-skaters, the wintery square proves a popular hang-out and shopping destination.
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