Ice is nothing more than water that won't let people swim in it. Such stubbornness deserves comeuppance in the form of sharp metallic blades that merrily crisscross to and fro across the frozen surface. Teach ice a lesson with today's Groupon: for $30, you get three group ice-skating sessions at Eduskating's Fever on Ice, good at either the Simsbury or Enfield locations (a $60 value).
Created by U.S. Olympians Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov, Fever on Ice trains fledgling figure skaters and rink rulers alike with ice-skating classes tailored to each skill and age group in a series of three classes. Each 45–50-minute class focuses on a variety of techniques, including steps and spirals, edges and turns, and how to initiate the triple lutz while wearing a full medieval armor-suit, before ending with 10 minutes of free skate. Classes are led by savvy coaches—many with experience in competitive ice-skating events—who’ll take aspiring Brian Boitanos through a step-by-step process of ice-skating fundamentals.