Without dedicated bonding time, family members grow resentful of one another’s bad habits, such as cheating at Monopoly and warming socks in the toaster. Preserve familial unity with today’s Groupon to the Skate the Lake New Year’s Eve Winter Festival in Evergreen, presented by Drive Smart. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get admission for two (a $40 value).
- For $38, you get admission for four (an $80 value).
- For $52, you get admission for six (a $120 value).
Children aged 8 and younger are admitted free of charge. Please see here for parking information.
Skate the Lake New Year’s Eve Winter Festival sets skaters careening across vast frozen expanses as fireworks pummel the sky to usher in the new year. Laced into personal skates, or those rented at The Evergreen Lake House ($7 additional charge; limited quantity available), guests can frolic across the icy pond, playing games of broomstick hockey or practicing Olympic-style quadruple axels. Fire-barrel bonfires warm fingertips, sleigh rides usher guests on wintry jaunts, and face-painting stations and inflatable jump castles charm bright-eyed tots. After dancing to the sounds of seasonal music, revelers can enjoy the detailed carvings of Michael Campe’s ice sculptures dotted throughout the festival’s scenery. Cascading pyrotechnics blossom in the sky at 8 p.m. for early bedtimes and ring in the end of 2011 at midnight, reflecting off the frosty landscape and gleaming in the tearful eyes of sentimental snowmen. Though not included in the value of today’s Groupon, the festivities also boast a lineup of vendors proffering eats to keep bellies full and toasty.
In addition to delighting families and giving the pond a reason to ice over, Skate the Lake aids Drive Smart, an organization dedicated to creating safe roadways by educating children before they become drivers through community partnerships. Programs such as Buckle Bear and driving lessons foster a community of safety-oriented drivers who possess the skills to carefully navigate the snowy roads and avoid rampant reindeer crossings.
Driving through the mountains of Colorado provides breathtaking sights, but it can also be dangerous due to the elements or poor decision-making. That's where Drive Smart comes in. The non-profit transportation safety program educates teens about the importance of driving safely and smartly. Thanks to partnerships with community organizations and schools, Drive Smart helps to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities through programs such as Buckle Bear, which teaches youngsters how to buckle their seat belts properly or Teen Motor Vehicle which informs youth on safe driving and how to make smart decisions when on the road.
29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd.
Evergreen, Colorado 80439Get Directions