As the weather turns cooler, celebrating the season often means bundling up on the couch with a mug of cocoa and a heated book, which is great until stir-craziness sets in. Today's Groupon offers the cure by getting you out of the house and onto the ice with an ice-skating pass and skate rental at Centennial Sportsplex for $4 (an $8 value). Ice skating was invented in 1983 as a means of enjoying the company of others in a cold setting, a goal that Napoleon declared, "The ultimate pursuit, although it inevitably ends in too much fun."
Ice skating is a great way to stay active and healthy without using fancy exercise contraptions (bags of rocks, bags of corn chowder, etc.). Put those neglected leg muscles to use and burn calories while having a blast mimicking your favorite skating champs such as Elena Dementenova, Isaac Dementenova, or Russell Dementenova.
The white skating surface will make your colorful wardrobe pop, and the cold air will perk up your complexion, giving you flirty, ruddy cheeks. Show off your mastery of fashionable layering, or sport your kitschy Cosby sweater made famous by Dana Carvey. Bring a pair of thin socks to get the optimal tight fit in your borrowed skate, enhancing your stability and lending you perfect pitch. Stow important files and bag full of nightcrawlers in one of the arena's coin lockers or bring your own padlock to secure your stuff for free.
Skating is perfect for family, friends, and personal cartographers. Practice a triple sow cow, train for the ice hockey team, or treat your sweetie to a romantic wintery date. This Groupon is good during any of the arena's public skating hours.
- The facilites [sic] are clean and well maintained. You can get a day use pass or a membership. It is definately [sic] one of the nicest places in Nashville to exercise [sic]. – Jennifer G., Insider Pages
- I love the ice skating rink...It is a wonderful place to take the family on the weekend. I especially like that in the winter, when there is not a ton of physical activities to involve the kids, there is a great big ice skating arena to take them to! They love to skate there, and I love it because it wears them out... – Abby H., Insider Pages
- This is a great and safe environment to take your kids...The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. – alex t., Insider Pages
Sk8 or Die
Ice skating has always had a slippery footing in Hollywood, with films such as The Cutting Edge, Blades of Glory, and The Ice Princess failing to attract an audience outside the coveted Zamboni-driver demographic. All this changes in 2010, with the release of not one, not five, but three original figure-skating action flicks starring pony-tailed punch-throb John Nash. Get your tickets now for:
Sk8 or Die: Vertical Rush: When a Russian nuclear submarine gets trapped in the arctic ice, the only skater who can get close enough for a rescue attempt is five-time Olympian and U.N. Mercenary John Nash. But who is sending him mysterious text messages about the secrets that lay in wait at the top of the world?
Sk8 or Die: Meltdown: John Nash is ready to represent the United States in the Beijing Olympics. But when factory pollution causes massive ice meltage across the nation, Nash is forced to face the deadliest foe of all: climate change.
Sk8 or Die: Seventeen-Seventy-Sk8: This time-bending prequel follows John Nash as a voodoo amulet causes him to go back in time and inhabit the body of his great-great-grandfather, a colonel in the Revolutionary War. Released in the United Kingdom as The Skate-triot.
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