Like learning to use chopsticks, roller-skating takes patience, dedication, and a particularly dexterous set of toes. Show off how flexible your feet are with today's Groupon: for $5, you get admission to any public skating session, a skate rental, and a large soda at Dairy Ashford Roller Rink (up to a $12.50 value).
Dairy Ashford Roller Rink houses a sprawling 65'x180' skating floor, open daily to ground-gliders of all ages. Suit up ankle hands in rented traditional skates or inline rollerblades—or hit the floor in your own gear—and impress the hordes with triple axels, backward skating, and delivering burgers at a drive-in diner. Bright strobe lights decorate the smooth wood floor with patches of color, and multi-colored striped walls and a sound system boasting more than 3,000 songs entertain eyes and eardrums. After some wheel-bound sweating, lost nutrients come rushing back through the straw of a large soda (a $2.50 value) from the fully stocked, blue-and-white-checkered snack bar. When legs have had enough, underutilized thumbs get some exercise on a bevy of arcade games or leave forensic-evidence-quality prints on two large-screen TVs.
Dairy Ashford Roller Rink
The Dairy Ashford Roller Rink hit the ground skating in 1974, and has sent visitors zipping across its 65'x180' wooden floor ever since. The family-owned facility uses a digital sound and light system to ramp up the revelry and lure in any hair-metal bands roaming the neighborhood. More than two-dozen strobe lights swirl over surfaces, and a library of more than 3,000 songs pumps through the speakers. Away from the rink, Dairy Ashford maintains a fully stocked snack bar, as well as a spacious and colorful dining area that hosts large groups for birthday parties, family reunions, and corporate gatherings.