The best way to show Mother Nature how much you detest cold weather is to mockingly dance across pools of her frozen tears on sharpened blades. Express your distaste in indoors comfort with today's Groupon: for $6, you get three open-skate admissions with skate rentals at Patterson Ice Center (up to a $21 value) on Patterson Avenue. This Groupon is good for both children and adults.
Patterson Ice Center provides an Olympic-sized rink for the enjoyment of professional and public skaters alike. An accommodating skating schedule offers open hours every day. On weekdays, send the children or a board of limber executives onto the ice for a lunchtime session from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Weekend ice walkers have a window of 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., while Friday- and Saturday-evening sessions offer the ideal locale for heart-melting hand holding from 10 p.m. to midnight on Fridays, and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. The center features a 5,000-square-foot lobby that overlooks both the Olympic rink (98'x200') and its NHL-sized sibling (85'x200')—although open hockey is not included in this Groupon. Because of occasional events, the rink recommends skaters call ahead to verify open-skating availability.
Patterson Ice Center
Patterson Ice Center sends skaters gliding gracefully across NHL- and Olympic-size rinks. Recreational-, speed-, and figure-skating sessions slice through the facility seven days per week, and a spacious, 5,000-square-foot lobby overlooking both glacial sheets lets parents, friends, and easily chilled zambonis survey icy action while staying warm. During lessons—which are open to beginners through advanced skaters—double gold medalist and skating director April Treado draws from 25 years of experience to help students improve. Additionally, Patterson Ice Center also hosts parties, catered events, and USA Hockey–sanctioned adult leagues, as well as an onsite pro shop stocked with the latest gear and equipment.