Ice skates were first invented when Viking engineers were searching for a suitable way to attach more blades to the human body. Battle boredom with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get one open session of ice skating for two and two pairs of rental skates at Park City Ice Arena (up to a $26 value).
Park City Ice Arena maintains a full, international-sized sheet of solid water suitable for skaters of all ages and ability levels. Check the online calendar for open-skate times, then prepare to lace up a set of ice-slicing shoes and maneuver ever closer to a significant other through a series of wobbly hand-grabs. Experience the freedom of frozen friction and artfully navigate the smooth 1.25-inch-thick surface, tracing a figure eight or even a figure 99 digits of pi. The arena's team of ice experts ensures the exactness of the rink’s slippery stuff by taking readings with a sonar device twice a week in 40 different locations. Bumps are banished through meticulous ice maintenance and stern parental glares, allowing skaters to glide gracefully.
Park City Ice Arena's water wizardry has allowed it to extend the blading season and grant walking-weary residents a great place to scoot on skates indoors. To prevent chattering teeth and waves of incriminating goose bumps, frost fans are advised to dress in comfortable layers that allow for movement. Because this Groupon's good for two, guests can bring a friend, sibling, or life-size painting of themselves to the rink for exciting ice-based activities.
Park City Ice Arena
An olympic-size sheet of ice provides hours of entertainment for the individuals that convene at Park City Ice Arena. Guests can lace up their skates and learn proper techniques during hockey and ice skating lessons. A special public skate session – Cosmic Skate – darkens the arena before illuminating the ice with colored lights. Technicians use sonar to measure the ice's thickness, ensuring that the rink is between 1.25 and 1.5 inches thick. The arena is also available for birthday parties and other events, with activities such as ice skating, curling, broomball, and sled hockey.