Soccer, or football, puts its emphasis on the human foot, largely to keep it safe now that delinquent hands are using real rocks, paper, and scissors in their games. Keep feet from falling in with a bad crowd with today's Groupon to Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get two open-play soccer passes (a $24 value). This Groupon is valid for only one person.
- For $20, you get four open-play soccer passes (a $48 value). This Groupon can be shared among multiple people.
Soccer balls zoom across the 13,500-square-foot indoor field at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, where players strap on shin guards and line up for 90 minutes of kicks, passes, and slide tackles during open-play hours. Bits of turf fly into the air as solo strikers hone their skill sets in two sessions, and nets scorch as groups of friends divvy up four passes to team up in a grudge match versus the Ellenton Little Kicks youth soccer team. Errant soccer balls routinely punch holes through the facility's igloo-shaped dome, which also casts its steely gaze downward on a fitness center and ice rink for hockey and figure skating.
Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex
Florida's Gulf Coast is one of the last places one expects to see an igloo. Nevertheless, drivers on I-75 will spot a dome worthy of the Arctic rising as they approach Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, a 115,000-square-foot facility that houses two NHL-size ice rinks. Visitors coast across the well-maintained surface during public-skating hours, while classes in figure skating and hockey skating teach ice-slicing fundamentals to students unaccustomed to getting out of their dogsled and moving on their own. In addition to ice rinks, the sprawling space contains a 13,500-square-foot indoor soccer-and-football field, a fitness center, a video game room, and space for birthday parties.:m]]