With virtual reality sweeping the nation, sports remain the last stronghold preventing humans from evolving into thumbs with eyes. Keep your child fully human with today's Groupon: for $49, children 6–12 get one week of children's multisport camp at Nytex Sports Centre in North Richland Hills (a $99 value). Today's deal is valid for either the morning session (8 a.m.–12 p.m.) or the afternoon session (1 p.m.–5 p.m.).
Nytex Sports Centre offers weeklong multisport summer camps from June 6 to August 19 in its 140,000-square-foot sports emporium. During camp, your favorite pick of the litter will enjoy a week of continuous sporting sessions of ice-skating, ice hockey, Vanilla Ice, football, soccer, broomball, dodgeball, volleyball, and more. Skates will be provided for all ice sports, but helmets, padding, and the spirit animal needed for successful dodgeball play must be provided entirely by padded participants. If the cold steam of the ice rink confuses wee ones, each sport session offers at least one on-ice and one off-ice activity to choose from.
A typical day begins with check-in, followed by about an hour of ice or field activities, after which children will rotate to a different sport each hour. Concessions and vending machines are available on site. Summer camp is a good way for children to stay physically active, learn valuable social skills, and accurately display the raw athleticism proudly given to them through performance-enhancing hugs. Call ahead to reserve a spot in camp.
NYTEX Sports Centre
On any given day, NYTEX Sports Centre's expansive compound—with plentiful courts, fields, and an ice rink—can simultaneously host a youth soccer match, a women's flat-track roller derby, and a rowdy Brahmas hockey game. As a hub for world-class competitors and recreational athletes of all kinds, the 140,000-square-foot playpen welcomes casual skaters to explore the same full-size rink the pros play on during open-skate sessions and amateur hockey leagues. NYTEX's birthday-party packages also grant rink access to partygoers for celebratory skating and "Happy Birthday" songs sung by a chorus of revving Zambonis. Special community events, such as the annual Armed Forces Hockey Classic, call the sport's complex their home, while the on-site Italian restaurant, ZuRoma, replenishes calories spent cheering on favorite teams.