Some icy sports have land-based counterparts; ice hockey has field hockey, curling has bowling, and figure skating has competitive dances held atop oil slicks. Keep your shoes clean and bladed with today's Groupon for a six-week ice-skating-class package from C3 Ice Academy, held at the CU-Boulder Ice Arena (up to a $175 total value including tax), which includes:
- Six on-ice group skating lessons, held once a week for six weeks (a $95 value). This Groupon is valid for the following classes:
- Basic levels 1–8
- Adult levels 1–4
- Six off-ice group conditioning lessons, held once a week for six weeks (a $50 value)
- Six skate rentals for on-ice lessons (a $16 value)
C3 Ice Academy fosters both recreational and career-seeking ice skaters with instruction on and off the ice. After lacing puppies in provided skates, students can take to the frozen floor in Monday and Saturday classes tailored to beginners and beyond, ages 3 and up. Snowplow sessions introduce neophytes to footwork such as forward and backward skating, stopping, and thoroughly tickling the rink's outermost edges, and basic 1–4 folds in crossover steps. As skaters progress, they can perfect the one-legged spin and waltzing through level 8. Freestyle caps the chilly curriculum, as students say goodbye to ice-bound moves to master the single jump and the perpetual motion of the elusive helicopter.
On-ice study at C3 Ice Academy coalesces with off-ice conditioning to build all-around athletes. Once a week, skaters will pique muscles on dry land with moves that help build flexibility, technique, and strength, which better both on-ice performance and the ability to gracefully lift a station wagon.
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Boulder, Colorado 80309