Ice skates were first used when Viking bartenders returned from global conquests with frozen cocktail recipes and instituted the world's first Margarita Monday. Concoct a slushy spin with today's Groupon to Daytona Ice Arena. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get four lessons, skate rental during classes, and four public-skate passes (a $50 value), plus an arena registration fee (a $15 value).
- For $6, you get one public-skating pass (a $7 value), skate rental (a $3 value), and a voucher for a slice of pizza, chips, and soda (a $3 value).
Daytona Ice Arena hones hockey skills and opens its NHL-regulation-sized ice sheet to the public for recreational skate sessions. The lesson package includes four Learn to Skate lessons, which take place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each session includes 30 minutes of group instruction and 30 minutes of supervised practice, in which axel apprentices can master their Lutz-loop combinations or use their foot-blades to carve bas-relief portraits of Wayne Gretzky. Students also get rental skates for every class along with four public-skating passes to show off their new moves.
Ice lords already skilled in camel spins and the art of standing on two feet can nab a pass to one of the 35,500-square-foot arena's public skate sessions. The deal also includes skate rental and a voucher for a pizza slice, chips, and fountain drink at the Penalty Box Sports Pub, an eatery that overlooks the ice and has four big-screen, high-definition TVs. Ice kings and queens can win prizes with a live DJ on weekends or glide under dancing lights to bumpin' beats any day of the week while dreaming of future Olympic medals and disputes with Russian judges.
- Would recommend to anyone for a great place to take the family or learn to skate! – Yahoo! reviewer who reviewed on 2/7/10
Daytona Ice Arena
Daytona Ice Arena sends skaters glissading across an ultra-smooth, NHL regulation-size sheet of ice. Bleacher seating with room for more than 300 spectators looms behind the glass on one side of the rink, and above, a snack bar overlooking the facility doles out refreshments. While escaping Florida's heat and the panhandling paddleboards that come with it, visitors to the frosty, 35,000-square-foot arena can soak up extra relaxation at the Penalty Box Sports Pub, which accompanies elevated views of the ice with an arsenal of big-screen TVs. The building—located just minutes from the beach—buzzes daily during public skating sessions but also plays host to a medley of other ice-tied triumphs including learn-to-skate programs, birthday parties, and youth and adult hockey leagues.