Like the best-tasting Halloween candy, shoes are better when they have blades attached to them. Discover the sweet spoils of sliding footwear with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two public-skating admissions with skate rentals at Anaheim Ice (up to a $24 value), located on West Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim. The admissions and skate rentals can be redeemed either by two individuals in one visit, or one individual in two visits.
Slice the ice during public-skating sessions on the same rink where the NHL's Anaheim Ducks sharpen their skates and skills. The icehouse hosts both NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, the latter being the stomping grounds for amateur shoe-swordsmen. Rent professionally maintained foot daggers (a $3 value per pair) designed for ice hockey and figure skating, then rip up the rink (up to a $9 value per admission) to a torrent of tunes. On weekends for Rock-N-Skate, the frost-friendly can glide in front of a giant video screen pumping out popular music videos and live footage of the British Parliament's beach-volleyball tournament.
Arched wooden ceilings encapsulate the crystallized classroom for Learn to Skate classes (open to participants ages 3 and up), power skating, and hockey camps. A conglomeration of competitive hockey leagues call Anaheim Ice home, and partygoers can take to the rink during public skate or participate in a private group-skating lesson.
Admission rates vary by age, but this Groupon still offers the best deal for everyone except children under 5.
The Rinks offers both inline and ice skating for all ages and all skill levels. The Westminster and Yorba Linda centers boast NHL-size rinks, and Anaheim boasts an Olympic-size rink. In addition, Anaheim's league-certified surface is used as the official training facility of the Anaheim Ducks. Skaters can take to the ice for classes on such blade-top pursuits as hockey, figure skating, public skating, curling, broomball, and more. For the ice-averse, The Rinks has three inline-skating centers in Corona, Huntington Beach, and Irvine which play host to youth and adult roller hockey leagues, skating clinics, public skates, and more. Open-skate sessions give aficionados the chance to take a few laps with friends and family, riding atop their own blades or donning a rental pair from the front desk. On Friday and Saturday nights, rinks morph into icy dance clubs, blasting hit music booming through the speakers and projecting music videos onto a jumbo screen. Birthday packages are also available at both locations.