Ice is nothing more than water that won't let people swim in it. Subvert the most stubborn of all seas with today's Groupon. For $5, you get skate rental and admission to open skate (up to a $10 value) at the Channel Islands Ice Center, located off Highway 101 in Oxnard. A nonprofit operation, Channel Islands Ice Center offers a cool retreat for skaters of all ages and experience levels. Currently, open skate times are scheduled in the afternoon, seven days a week, and in the evening on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. There's no need to reserve a time—simply show up, lace up, and cut a rug into icicles.
Channel Islands Ice Center
The rink at Channel Islands Ice Center is a space for public skating, a classroom for skating school, and a frozen venue for hockey and figure skating. A nonprofit organization operated by the Channel Islands Figure Skating Club and Channel Islands Riptide Hockey Club, the ice center has a stake in varied community endeavors. The center also hosts ballet, tap, and jazz classes designed to complement ice-skating skills and teach students how to evade a would-be attacker with a graceful plié and well-timed pirouette.