What You'll Get
Triple lutz, double axel, and single toe-loop your woes away with this $10 Groupon for admission to and skate rental at Chelsea Piers Sky Rink. Glide over the ice in August (or anytime through mid-November) for less than half the $20.50 regular price.
Sky Rink's twin-rink facilities are always clean and well maintained, and the location on Pier 61 boasts amazing views over the Hudson River as well as a great place to eat in Famous Famiglia pizzeria. The staff is friendly and helpful—reviewers who took Chelsea Piers' skating classes ($35 a class) say they've got some of the best instructors in the city. The rink is open for general skating four days a week: Mondays and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays,12:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Starting September 8, general skating sessions will be available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
This Groupon is good for any day through November 22, giving you more flexibility than the rink’s $10 Sunday admission special that runs through August.
- Sky Rink is a great place to skate. The staff is friendly and helpful... The river view at night is beautiful. – April F., Insider Pages
- The Sky Rink is a great place to go ice skating and spending the day. They keep the place in good condition and the staff are very nice. – Susan L., Insider Pages
- Adult skating school at Sky Rink offers a great way to improve your skating skills in the comfort of a setting surrounded by your peers. I could hardly stand up on my skates when I started... After only a few lessons, I'm very impressed with my improvement and have been having fun in the process! – ptcollins123, Citysearch
Courting Male Viewers
In terms of viewership, figure skating has traditionally been slightly more popular among women than men. The World Figure Skating Congress is attempting to change that with the introduction of their new biathlon, which combines figure skating and skeet shooting.
Skaters will be armed with skeet rifles, and between salchows and loop jumps, they will take aim at targets depicting the greatest enemies of men: perpetual road construction, the Estate Tax, and flag burners. Points are lost for hitting targets representing life, liberty, and non-burning flags. Though the skating and shooting will take place near spectators, quick-handed magicians will protect the audience from stray bullets.
Other plans to increase male interest in figure skating include dividing the action into quarters and requiring that all skaters pair their routines to the Benny Hill theme song.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 23, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
As part of the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex, located at the historic Chelsea Piers, the Golf Club perches over the same port that once welcomed ships into New York City. Now, golfers tee up in the driving range's 52 heated and weather-protected stalls, which overlook the glinting waters of the Hudson River. Automatic tee-up systems position balls for launch across the 200-yard, net-enclosed fairway. A putting green allows patrons to improve their short game, and two Full Swing simulators encourage them to take hacks in virtual environs, transporting them to famous courses across the country or fifth-grade birthday parties where they missed the piñata.
Children and adults alike can enlist in Golf Club at Chelsea Piers’ classes, which stratify students by experience level. The coaching staff includes PGA and LPGA professionals, and sessions take place in a 2,000-square-foot teaching academy.