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. Demonstrate elemental dominance with today's Groupon: for $8, you get admission for two to an open-skate session at Fairfax Ice Arena (up to a $16 value), located in Fairfax.
The first year-round ice-skating arena in Virginia, the 33,000-square-foot Fairfax Ice Arena gives ice capaders a chance to spend a day tranquilly gliding across on a well-maintained rink. This deal gets two people admission to one of the arena's public skate sessions, where skating neophytes and veteran ice gliders alike can practice their triple axel or fantasize about drilling the game-winning slap shot past their evil bearded alter ego. Remember to bring your own skates or rent them for a small fee.
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.