Ice is nothing more than water that won’t let people swim in it. Teach stubborn liquid a lesson with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get an ice-skating outing for four at Patterson Ice Center (up to a $28 value). Each outing includes the following:
- Four open-skate admissions (up to a $20 value)
- Four skate rentals (an $8 value)
Skaters of all skill levels swizzle and spin across Patterson Ice Center’s Olympic-size rink in two-hour open-skate sessions held on weekends and weekday lunchtimes. Before hitting the ice, foursomes strap on pairs of rental skates and sketch rough self-portraits to carve into the center of the rink. While skaters dart across the frozen pond, onlookers can observe their turns and stunning triple axels from the warm comfort of a 5,000-square-foot lobby that overlooks the rink. Though not included in this Groupon, Patterson Ice Center also regularly hosts figure-skating lessons and hockey leagues, and its full-service pro shop stocks skating apparel and memorabilia such as a replica mold of Red Wings star Steve Yzerman’s first snow angel.
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.