Like learning to use chopsticks, ice skating takes patience, dedication, and a particularly dexterous set of toes. Show off how flexible your feet are with today’s Groupon to Iceland Ice Skating Rink. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get admissions to a public ice-skate session and skate rentals for two (a $10 value).
- For $10, you get admissions to a public ice-skate session and skate rentals for four (a $20 value).
- For $22, you get four consecutive weeks of ice-skating lessons (a $45 value). Lessons are typically after 4 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturdays.<p>
After a devastating fire leveled its beloved original rink, which had opened in 1940, Iceland Ice Skating Rink has returned to its nonprofit mission of sponsoring ice sports and family fun thanks to waves of community support. Public-skate sessions take place beneath a newly installed cable awning system that blocks out slush-inducing sunlight during the day and opens the rink to starry skies and curious extraterrestrials at night. Four weeks of 30-minute lessons help novice ice explorers glide instead of slide, and students also have access to a public-skate sessions on class days. Though parts of the rink are still in the process of being rebuilt, it has reopened its doors thanks to volunteers and the sale of souvenirs such as jewelry crafted from fragments of the old building.
Iceland Ice Skating Rink
Iceland Ice Skating Rink welcomed local skaters and hockey players for 70 years, until an arsonist’s match burned the facility to the ground in 2010. But, thanks to a committed community effort, volunteers got the facility back in operation in less than a year, clearing 1,000 cubic yards of debris, polishing and lacing 400 pairs of skates, and refreezing the rink’s icy surface. Today, the rink's instructors give back to the community that embraced them in their time of need, grooming aspiring figure skaters and teaching young hockey players to body-check dangerous-looking penguins.