Few places to skate are as impressive as Berkeley Iceland - even in the state to which it had fallen before it closed. The expansive ice surface - big enough to comfortably accommodate high level jumpers in the middle while they were admired by those of us with less talent holding on to the boards. Natural light filtering in through iron lattice from 40 feet above the ice. Everyone's favorite "winter wonderland" mural on the back wall. More than one person associated the feel of the arena with that of a vaulting cathedral. For many, it was a moving experience to skate at Berkeley Iceland.