Before it became a pastime, ice skating was a legitimate mode of travel and the only way to write love poetry to birds. Create poetry in motion with today’s Groupon to The Rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get an ice-skating outing for two (a $30 value), which includes:
- Two ice-skating passes
- Skate rental for two<p>
- For $25, you get an unlimited end-of-season skating pass for up to two people (up to a $390 value). The end-of-season pass includes:
- Unlimited ice-skating passes for up to two people to any nonprivate sessions through February 17
- Unlimited skate rentals for up to two people<p>
Rising from a picturesque park, Park Tavern’s heated tent beckons winter-sport enthusiasts to skate and twirl to energetic tunes. Participants lace up their sharpened Bauer leather skates before gliding across the 3,400-square-foot frozen playground, practicing jumps, spins, and intentional-looking falls. A team of professional ice smoothers resurfaces the rink’s cold carpet throughout the day, and rink-side dining grants noshers a front-row view of the arena’s graceful ice treaders. Although a single session may quench icy curiosities, the unlimited end-of-season pass lets duos hone skating skills as they spend weekends gliding merrily and drop by after work to blow off steam with a few triple salchows.
Though The Rink at Park Tavern sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Park Tavern combines the historical grandeur of a century-old locale with the forward-thinking practices of a modern, eco-friendly restaurant. Some of the original woodwork and stone from its past life remains, chronicling the building's history as a horse stable in 1905, a golf clubhouse in 1928, and a space shuttle in 1969. The Tavern’s current layout contains an elegant events space, a dining room with an outdoor terrace, an ice-skating rink, and a live music and festival venue that features the annual Oyster Crawfish Festival.
Adopting green habits, the Tavern's owners developed a rainwater-recycling system to feed its plants and water its landscape, and switched to low-flow plumbing and LEED-certified hand dryers. Its concern for the environment extends to its menu as well: locally harvested ingredients and wild-caught fish support coastal communities and local farms while simultaneously ensuring each plate contains quality, eco-friendly fare. The lineup of dishes includes sushi rolls brimming with sashimi-grade Hawaiian tuna and meaty burgers bursting with fresh-ground Angus beef or great range bison, all of which can be paired with a house microbrew.