Before the invention of roller skates, individuals hoping to enjoy open-air cruising were required to either surf on top of their cars or walk really fast. Enjoy the wind in your hair and the wheels on your feet with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a three-month pass for unlimited ice skating and roller skating, including skate rental, at Arkansas Skatium (a $52.68 value).
Arkansas Skatium offers graceful gliders their choice of eight-wheeled or double-bladed fun on the facility’s radiant rinks. Roller skates gather speed as gliders skim across the slick surface, reliving youthful fantasies of becoming a roller-derby star or 1950s drive-in waitress. Coast among the crowds as the upbeat melodies of disco classics and retro rock put a little pep in each push. Switching climates, fun-loving freewheelers can spin and twirl over to the ice rink to practice double toe loops, triple axels, or quadruple stackers. Although not included with today's deal, the Skatium also offers birthday parties, ice-skating lessons, and ice hockey classes, and skaters can also take a breather from barreling across the rink with a visit to the snack bar, which serves up quick bites such as hot dogs, nachos, pizza, and funnel cakes.
At Arkansas Skatium, visitors don ice or roller skates to indulge in family-friendly, frictionless fun atop spacious rinks. During group ice-skating classes, certified instructors show bladers aged 5 and older the fundamentals of gliding before letting them fan across the ice to work through new maneuvers. When the clock strikes 10 p.m., the rink morphs into a broomball stadium where up to 25 athletes take to the ice for sneaker-clad fun.
Arkansas Skatium's snack bar vends sodas, cappuccinos, pizza, and funnel cake to those tuckered out from eight-wheeled and single-bladed maneuvers. The ProShop sells all manner of gliding gear and houses a repair shop for skates dulled by nervous biting before hockey games.
1311 Bowman Rd.
Little Rock, Arkansas 72211Get Directions