The frictionless thrill of ice skating is what people seek whenever they skid across linoleum in socks or dive down the county fair’s butter slides. Don’t let anything slow you down with this Groupon.
$27 for six weeks of ice skating lessons (a $95 value)
Sessions meet on six consecutive Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. In addition to ice skates, which can be brought from home or rented for $4 per session, each student should wear comfortable, snug clothing, a coat, a hat, and gloves. Each lesson is taught by United States Figure Skating Association coaches.
Sessions are available for the following dates:
- September 9 – October 14
- October 21 – November 25
- December 2 – January 13
- January 20 – February 24
Forestwood Figure Skating Club
Making its home at Michael A. Ries Ice Rink, the nonprofit Forestwood Figure Skating Club connects young skaters with goal-oriented coaching. Once beginners pick up the fundamentals in the Learn to Skate program, they can move on to private instruction with the club's coaching staff, which combines for more than 25 years of experience. These sessions prepare each student for serious competition, affording access to sanctioned competitions and private ice time on a rink uncluttered by fellow skaters or rush hour Zamboni traffic. The organization is certified by the U.S. Figure Skating Association, the governing body that oversees testing and competitions for all Olympic hopefuls.