A frigid oasis amid Pompano Beach's tropical heat, Glacier Ice and Snow Arena hosts everything from public ice-skating to snowball competitions within its 40,000-square foot facility. Throughout the week, skaters of all ages share the arena with programs such as the Sharpshooters Hockey Club, birthday parties, and weekly lessons. A fully stocked pro shop proffers equipment for various styles and sizes, and a snack bar keeps visitors energized with soda, pizza, and popcorn, at least until the ice fishermen manage to reel anything in from their hole in the center of the rink.
La Playa Water Sports thrills customers with its aquatic thrill rides, including a new one: the flyboard. After the rider is strapped in, they're propelled up to 30 feet into the air?or dive below the water's surface?thanks to powerful jets of water spewing from the board-mounted boots and wrist-mounted nozzles. The durable craft draws its power from any personal watercraft, such as a jet ski or hyperactive dolphin, letting the fun go on and on. Certified trainers, including Fredrick Senn, one of the first flyboarders in the area, are always on hand to fit clients with life jackets and helmets and to cover safety tips and basic operation before each session. Though the waterfront facility specializes in flyboards and banana boats, future services will include surfboard and kayak lessons and rentals.
Up to 32 games of bowling can be played at once at Diamond Strike Lanes and Sports Bar, and with a lively special effects and lights show, evenings are a real party. Bumpers fill out the gutters for youngsters and bowling newbies, and a live DJ spins tunes on the weekends. When the DJ is not in the house, a video jukebox shuffles more than10,000 song options and 10 PSAs on the importance of proper bowling shoe attire. The alley?s sports bar blasts live games on 30 flat screen TVS and opens its outdoor patio for guests to relax with a beer or wine. The bar?s menu features pizzas, burgers, and homemade chili.