What You'll Get
Unlike Halloween, Sweetest Day, and Millard Fillmore’s birthday, Christmas doesn’t require kids to dress up like dead things and speak only in grunts. Celebrate a groan-free season with today’s deal: for $20, you get admission for four, plus skate rental, to the Winter Playground at Bakersfield Ice Sports Center, located on Q Street (a $40 value). This Groupon is only valid on November 26 or 27 (open 5:30 p.m.–11 p.m.), November 28 (open 12 p.m.–3 p.m.), or December 16 or 23 (open 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.).
Bakersfield Ice Sports Center offers slick-footed skaters an opportunity to beat the heat in a cool environment. Load up on cocoa while you glide to holiday music, or create a miniature masterwork fit for a snowglobe in the arts-and-crafts room. A people-moving train illustrates many of the same physical principles that lift Santa’s reindeer-powered sleigh off the ground, and after a scheduled deposition for one of the thousands of breaking and entering charges he’s facing, the real Santa Claus will make a heartwarming appearance. The facility includes a full-service pro shop stocked with apparel, equipment, and polar-bear-repelling colognes.
Three Yelpers give the venue an average of four stars.
- The ice itself is great, employees have always been nice and caring. – Blake L., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 25, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Valid only on 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 12/16, and 12/23. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield
During public skate sessions at SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield, a SMG managed facility, staffers give experienced skaters a wide berth, but stay on hand to assist novices with the basics, including lacing up their skates and getting back up after taking a tumble on the ice.
Instruction continues at the skating school, where students of all levels and ages can enhance their skating skills during private lessons or 12-person classes with 12 free public skating sessions and progress reports after their first month. The climate-controlled center—always kept at below 60 degrees—also hosts 14-week youth hockey seasons and three divisions of adult hockey league, which accommodate recreational to top-tier players.
Along with action on the rink, SJCH Ice Center of Bakersfield keeps its pro shop stocked with figure skating and hockey apparel. The in-house technicians can spruce up skates with repair and sharpening services. After hockey games or skating practice, guests can reenergize with pizza, popcorn, and hot chocolate from the Slap Shot snack bar, which entertains visitors with video games such as Super Mario Goes Ice Fishing.