If woolly mammoths had mastered the triple lutz, they would've made it out of the Ice Age and into the Bronze Age, if not the Silver or Gold Age. Ensure your long-term survival with today's Groupon to Brenton Skating Plaza. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a 10-punch skating pass with skate rental (up to an $80 value).
- For $26, you get 4 Saturday sessions of Learn to Skate classes (a $52 value).
- For $26, you get 4 Monday sessions of Learn to Skate classes (a $52 value).
Beneath the unearthly blue glow of the plaza's exterior, groups of up to 220 skaters blissfully circle Brenton Skating Plaza's glassy ice rink. Visiting pairs of feet slip into figure or hockey skates before gliding on the 60'x120' outdoor rink's 2-inch-thick ice, which represents the combined effort of 8,000 gallons of water, 3 miles of refrigerating piping, and one overworked zamboni. Visitors can descend upon the icy surface to carve gigantic figure eights or to perfect rapid cross-overs at public-skate sessions held every day. Open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, skaters can speed around the rink practicing hand-holding techniques and triple toe loops under the stars.
The U.S. Figure Skating basic skills program hosts four weekly sessions with classes tailored to adults and kids aged 4 and up. In addition to learning ice-navigating fundamentals, participants enjoy free skate rentals, as well as a complimentary weekly public skate pass and a one-year U.S. Figure Skating membership. Saturday morning classes begin February 4 and also go February 11, 18, and 25 and are offered from 8:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. or 9:25 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. and Monday evening sessions kick off February 6 and also go February 13, 20, and 27 at either 6:25 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Brenton Skating Plaza
Brenton Skating Plaza's outdoor ice-skating rink is comprised of a 160'x60' sheet of ice that can hold up to 220 skaters. There, skaters—equipped with one of 450 pairs of skates available for rent—can cut lines through the ice in the open air, surrounded by all-glass boards. Throughout the season, which stretches from November to March, the rink hosts skating lessons, broomball games, and public skating.