Skateboards were invented in the 1980s as a way for rebellious, neon-clad New Wavers to evade hordes of slow-moving cyber-Reagans. Max out your board’s headroom with today’s Groupon to Greenside Skate Park in Middletown. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get an all-day weekend pass and safety-equipment rental (a $27 value).
- For $150, you get a five-day summer camp from June 27 to July 1 (a $300 value).
Greenside Skate Park, Rhode Island's only indoor skate park, boasts 12,000 square feet of ramps, quarter pipes, lips, stairs, and rails that encourage skaters of all skill levels to roll to new heights. The all-day pass nets board-hoppers admission to the park's 3 p.m.–6 p.m. and 6 p.m.–9 p.m. sessions, during which they can test the waters of Greenside's spacious bowl, grind away hours on wood and concrete ramps, or practice tricky drop-ins in the antigravity chamber, all the while protectively padded with provided safety equipment. During the five-day camp, first-aid-certified counselors group boarders by ability and age, then guide them through skating-related activities from 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Each day kicks off with stretches and warm-ups, preparing rollers for two total hours of instructional skate time, an hour of free skate, an included lunch, a contest and prize session, and a discussion on the etiquette of midair tea parties.