As evidenced by shoes, turtles, and Bob Dole, attaching wheels to things makes them more engaging and unpredictable. Put a new spin on footwear with today's Groupon: for $10, you get admission and skate rental for four people at Cheap Skate in Coon Rapids (up to a $28 value).
Cheap Skate wheels out good times in a safe and family favorable environment. Rollers lace up rental skates and hit the rink's capacious hardwood floors for hours of centripetal excitement. With energetic tunes keeping time overhead, gliders achieve a healthy workout while orbiting to uplifting beats, mirroring planet Earth's own daily figure-slimming regimen.
Cheap Skate's schedule invites guests of all ages and fettles for Tuesday family night, Saturday morning kids' skate, and Sunday all-day skate beginning at 11 a.m. Gather three of your best buds or summon the family for old-fashioned amusement in an arena where balance is lauded, clumsiness is forgiven, and wall-hugging is as much a sign of affection as hand-holding.
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It's not everyday you see a brown raccoon on roller skates being chased by a group of children. Unless, of course, you're a regular at Cheap Skate. The shop's mascot, Ricky the Raccoon, has been known to take to the rink during some of the rink's special skating events, such as family skate sessions. The calendar also offers plenty of open skate sessions so families can fit in a few laps around the rink at a time that works best for them. Between spins, skaters can unlace for a jump in one of Cheap Skate's bounce houses or head to Cheap Skate's snack bar where they can fuel up with a warm snack, sip on a refreshing beverage, or rest their feet to ensure toes can still text on the way home.
Private parties available on Monday, Wednesday and Sundays, call for reservation details.