Unlike monster trucks and gasoline-powered jet packs, ice skates provide an eco-friendly way to navigate frozen ponds and jump over flaming car wreckage. Learn to skate through life while reducing your carbon footprint with today's Groupon: for $45, you get an eight-week learn-to-skate program at Indiana/World Skating Academy.
Indiana/World Skating Academy's experienced staff of coaches imparts fledgling figure skaters and experienced ice-bladers with ice-skating knowhow. Customers can choose a class based upon their age or skill level to spend eight weeks learning the mechanics of ice skating and skating maneuvers such as the forward slaloms, advanced back outside turns, and how to etch snowflakes on center ice. During each session, students that have made progress can test into the next skill level. An eight-week session gets students an official U.S. Figure Skating basic skills membership card, a record book with stickers to track your progress through each level, basic skills edition of Skating Magazine, and sports accident insurance. Check the schedule for class offerings.
Indiana/World Skating Academy
Plopped in downtown Indianapolis across from the Indiana Convention Center, Indiana/World Skating Academy fosters skills for winter sports on a pair of NHL-size rinks. I/WSA's coaches, whose instruction has helped produce regional, national, and world-class competitors, direct the facility's programs, including learn-to-skate courses designed for skaters with varying levels of experience. In addition to skating, the facility also offers private rink rentals as well as opportunities for speed skating, broomball, and adult hockey leagues. Off the ice, the academy offers less slippery activities, such as weight training, aerobics, jazz, and ballet. A rinkside deli open during public-skating hours keeps legs primed, and an onsite pro shop keeps equipment bags stuffed with the latest gear.