Since its invention, ice skating has brought us countless thrilling hockey games, scores of inspiring figure-skating routines, and one unforgettable NBA season. Fine-tune a multifarious activity with this Groupon.
$25 for Four Weeks of Learn to Ice Skate Lessons ($50 Value)
Weekly 50-minute sessions instill students of all levels (ages 3 and older) with the basics of ice skating, combining 25 minutes of instruction and 25 minutes of practice. Class times vary but are generally scheduled on Sundays after 12 p.m. Call for more information. Students should dress for 35-degree weather, wear loose-fitting clothes, and wear socks long enough for the height of skates. Kids five and under must wear a helmet (bike helmets are acceptable). Skate rental is $2.
Hazel Park Learn to Ice Skate
Since 2002, the instructors at Hazel Park Learn to Skate have honed hockey-skating abilities and figure-skating techniques throughout the year, regardless of outdoor temperatures. They hold court inside the Hazel Park Municipal Viking Arena, allowing students of all ages to get acquainted with a full-size, well-maintained surface. Figure-skating sessions follow the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills curriculum, whereas the hockey curriculum focuses on speed and agility, allowing athletes to win the referee's favor without learning how to care for his orchid patch. Basic-skills courses provide beginners with fundamentals required for progressing into specialized skating areas. For preschool-aged skaters, Snowplow Sam sessions help develop the basic coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice.