Actress Katie Holmes is a frustrated ice-skater - she loves to hit the rinks in her adopted New York City, but has yet to master her frozen fun.

Holmes has taken to hitting the lesser known rinks in the Big Apple early and late, so she can avoid the crowds and the skilled skaters.

The former Dawson's Creek star explains, "I like to go ice-skating... I like Chelsea Piers. Rockefeller Center (rink) scares me because there's so many people.

"I'm not good at all and I'm mad about it because I'll go and I'll think, 'Today, I'm gonna be really good...' but the last time I was skating I just kind of held on to the side and I would have to, like, scoot little kids outta the way, like, 'Excuse me... I can't let go (or) I'll fall'.

"So what started to happen is the people that work at the rink that do all the fancy everything, they just kept giving me their cards... and I got about 10, so I try to go in secret at very small rinks."