In roller-skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it's important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone's hand. Don't leave today’s Groupon hanging: for $16, you get a roller-skate package for two at Fun Spot Arena in Oregon (Up to a $33.50 value). The package includes:
- Two admissions for open skate Friday or Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (a $12 value)
- Two roller-skate rentals (a $4 value) or two in-line skate rentals (a $7 value)
- Two glow sticks (a $4 value)
- One locker rental (a $0.50 value)
- $10 worth of concessions
Underneath the towering ceiling, skating duos zoom around Fun Spot Arena’s gargantuan track, fueled by concession-stand treats and framed by technicolor arches and the sounds of pop music. Careening couples first decide between dual-axle roller or zippier in-line skates before packing personal belongings and unwheeled footwear in a shared locker. With current hits providing the rhythm, if not the rhyme, the pack skaters whirl around the massive floor with controlled abandon. Armed with a luminous glow stick, skaters zip through the binightly glow skate in a crowd of luminescent freewheelers, spelling out catchy slogans like "O" and the Arabic numeral for zero. Hungry pairs can load up at the concession stand with classic bites of Americana such as hot dogs ($1.75), pretzels ($1.75), and nachos ($1.75). Extra glow sticks or hot dogs can be purchased with cash only at Fun Spot Arena, giving guests the chance to impress a date with a two-dollar bill or vintage U.S. Treasury doubloons.