In the 1930s, the U.S. government issued a hobby to each citizen to keep them entertained until NASA finished working out the bugs in kissing. Self-determine a new pastime with today's Groupon to the Fairfax Ice Arena in Fairfax. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get admission to an open-skating session and skate rental for two (up to a $22 value).
- For $17, you get admission to an open-skating session and skate rental for four (up to a $44 value).
Open for nearly 40 years, the Fairfax Ice Arena hosts year-round sessions of open skating and offers lessons for both beginning and advanced bladers. Lace up each ice-piercing shoe and glide onto the smooth surface to practice backward skating, figure eights, and safe falls into the welcoming arms of a Zamboni machine. Open-skating sessions accept glacial commuters seven days a week, with a schedule that varies by season and includes holiday hours. A visit to the Arena Café warms up frosty fingers with toasty apple cider and hot chocolate and dissuades parched tongues from replacing moisture by licking the rink.
Fairfax Ice Arena's rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Fairfax Ice Arena
Since 1973, skaters have been sailing effortlessly across Fairfax Ice Arena’s spacious, icy surface during public skate sessions, figure skating–lessons, and hockey leagues for all ages. At the family-owned arena, a staff of dedicated skating coaches guides students while calling upon experience from the St. Petersburg State Ballet on Ice, Disney on Ice, and the lesser-known On Golden Pond on Ice. The arena is open throughout the year, hosting a full hockey and figure skating–pro shop in addition to its Arena Café.