Just as an asteroid burned out the Jurassic Age, blazing pyrotechnics ended the Ice Age during our figure-skating ancestor’s final exhibition. Reenact Neanderthal short programs with today’s Groupon to City Ice Pavilion in Long Island City. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get an ice-skating outing for one (up to a $13 value).
- For $11, you get an ice-skating outing for two (up to a $26 value).<p>
The outing includes the following for each person:
* Open-skate admission (up to an $8/person value)
* Skate rental (a $5/person value)
City Ice Pavilion gives ice-capaders a chance to spend a day skating on a well-maintained, NHL–size rink. During the Pavilion’s public-skate schedule, skating novices and grizzled ice-slicers alike can practice their triple axel, flawlessly perform a butterfly jump, or fantasize about drilling a slap shot right past their goateed evil twin. The City Ice Pavilion is open year-round and easily accessible, just two blocks from the 33rd Street – Rawson Street station. Parking is also free for cars and oversize bobsleds.
City Ice Pavilion
City Ice Pavilion's NHL-sized rooftop rink is open to ice-capaders year-round. That's thanks, in part, to the large weatherproof dome that curves over the the interior and gives it a cavernous feel, much like the ancient ice skating rinks found in pyramids. Aspiring skaters can take lessons, then try out their new skills during public skate sessions or adult or youth hockey leagues. Besides classes and open skating times, the Ice Pavilion also hosts a wide range of skating-themed events, including a regular morning coffee club for experienced adult skaters.