Soaring across ice on skates is one of the only ways humans can experience the sensation of flight, besides driving a motorcycle while lying on their stomachs. Spread your wings safely with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get two skate rentals and two public skate admissions to Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex (a $24 value).
Ellenton Ice holds multiple entertainment options for bustling broods within its cavernous compound. Daily public skating sessions give rink riders open reign on one of the complex’s two NHL-regulation-size rinks. Running-man-ready icehounds can rush the glaze on weekends, when a DJ and flashing lights provide a colorful ice experience more exciting than eating a popsicle on a rollycoaster. In a true replication of most Ice Age residencies, Ellenton Ice houses not only skatable swathes, but a number of ankle-resting amenities inside, including a pro shop, a sports grill, and an arcade.
Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex
Florida's Gulf Coast is one of the last places one expects to see an igloo. Nevertheless, drivers on I-75 will spot a dome worthy of the Arctic rising as they approach Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, a 115,000-square-foot facility that houses two NHL-size ice rinks. Visitors coast across the well-maintained surface during public-skating hours, while classes in figure skating and hockey skating teach ice-slicing fundamentals to students unaccustomed to getting out of their dogsled and moving on their own. In addition to ice rinks, the sprawling space contains a 13,500-square-foot indoor soccer-and-football field, a fitness center, a video game room, and space for birthday parties.
5309 29th St. E
Ellenton, Florida 34222Get Directions