Roller skates are among the only survivors of the post-Model-T spree of wheeled inventions, outlasting the famed roller bathtub and the forgotten roller waffle iron. Celebrate enduring wheeled innovation with today's Groupon: for $8, you get admission and quad-skate rental for two at Big Wheel Roller Skating Center in East Stroudsburg (up to an $18.50 value).
At Big Wheel Roller Skating Center, skaters have exercised, peacefully slow-skated, and spun around with friends and family members in a wide, air-conditioned rink for more than 30 years. Although pant styles have rotated from bell-bottomed to skinny, quad skates have remained the same—four wheels arranged in a rectangle, with a rubber brake and a signature ankle-hugging turtleneck. Big Wheel's rink hours accommodate weekend date nights, family fun time on Friday evenings, and early-morning sessions for pre-work nostalgia. Poconos Discothèque on Wheels infuses skate sessions with a high-energy soundtrack that fuels sprint-skating, twirling, or high-stakes hokey-pokey competitions. Although not included in this Groupon, skaters can also forage at the snack bar or take a break in the arcade.
Big Wheel Roller Skating Center
Big Wheel Roller Skating Center has been a community staple since 1977. Skaters strap on rented skates, whether they're standard quad, inline, or speed skates, to take a turn around the expansive rink during open skate sessions offered seven days a week. Meanwhile, kids and grownups alike compete on the boards during roller hockey leagues, while tots gain their wheel-legs during roller camps and after-school programs. When feet are ready for a break, skaters can play arcade games that run the length of the rink, or head to the snack bar to refuel with nachos and pizza. And, of course, the rink is a great place for a roller skating party, perfect for those celebrating a birthday or closing on a new treehouse.