Although our feet lack the opposable thumbs required for whittling, our mirrored appendages prove their worth through other activities. Display your walkers' talents with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get eight weeks of beginner ice-skating lessons, skate rental, and free admission to public skating during the duration of your lessons at Arcadia Ice Arena (a $100 value).
Ice is nothing more than water that won't let people swim in it; deliver sharp, metallic comeuppance to such stubbornness with an eight-week beginner's course, which will teach you to merrily crisscross to and fro across the frozen surface. Arcadia Ice Arena is one of Phoenix's only full-service ice centers, and the arena offers public skating every day of the week. See the calendar for the full schedule.
Yelpers give Arcadia Ice Arena a four-star average:
- I am new to ice skating and since I am taking lessons I thought getting as much ice time as I can could only be a good thing. I also figured finding a rink to practice in during public sessions would be easy to do. WRONG! I cannot say how pleased I was to find Arcadia Ice Arena and the wonderful hours they keep. – Kristina A.
- The open skate sessions are lively, but not jam-packed and the hockey scene there is very skilled, yet laid-back and welcoming to beginners and players that are new in town. – wil g.
Arcadia Ice Arena
The ice rink at Arcadia Ice Arena invites bladed feet for a full calendar of public skate times, hockey leagues, and figure-skating lessons. For public skating sessions, skaters may bring their own skates or rent hockey or figure skates before carving figure eights and love notes to the zamboni into the ice. Beginners and Olympic hopefuls alike can improve their technique through the arena's Learn to Skate programs, complete with private or group lessons.
3853 E Thomas Rd.
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