Ice is nothing more than water that won’t let people swim in it. Teach stubborn liquid a lesson with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get an ice-skating package for two people at Germain Arena in Estero (a $20 value). The package includes:
- General admission for two to public skating sessions (a $14 value) during any of the following times:
- Monday–Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Skate rental for two (a $6 value)<p>
The 200’ x 85’ ice rink at Germain Arena envelops visitors in a winter sports haven that hosts hockey games, figure skating, and public skating for all age groups. During open skates, a disco ball spins overhead in a perpetual toe-loop demonstration as skaters glide to the sounds of top 20 pop tunes. The arena staff matches ice carvers with hockey or figure-skate rentals in sizes for children and adults. After perfecting figure eights and vanishing into figure Mobius strips, skaters can hit the concession stand to replenish energy expended on the ice with drinks, snacks, and sandwiches.
Though Germain Arena offers discounted rates on Friday and Sunday nights, this Groupon is valid for any day of the week and does not include evenings.
For more than 10 years, Germain Arena's hockey and figure-skating coaches have nurtured athletes on the ice of the facility's 200'x85' twin rinks. During eight-week programs, the coaching staff helps groups of up to 10 students grow comfortable standing, falling, and gliding on skates before tackling fundamentals in U.S. figure skating, synchronized skating, or ice dancing. For hockey hopefuls, they teach passing, stick handling, and backhand sweep passes, and each student receives a jersey and a pass that may be redeemed for public skate admission.
Inside the 7,100-seat main arena, advanced skaters and players face off in figure-skating competitions, hockey tournaments, and Florida Everblades matches. Leisurely skating commences at daily open skates––where a disco ball and laser show cast the rink aglow against the thumping beats of Top 20 songs––and at birthday parties. Birthday parties can be held for parties of 8 or more, includes admission, skate rental, pizza, popcorn, drinks, private-room rental for the entire session, and a free skate admission for every child.