Playing an arcade game is the most fun a person can have with a quarter, aside from attempting to rip it in two to impress job interviewers or giving George Washington a tiny makeover. Keep your quarters intact with today's Groupon to Rink Side Sports and Family Entertainment Center in the Gurnee Mills Mall. Choose between the following options:
For $20, you get a fun-center activity package for one (a $42 value).
For $35, you get a fun-center activity package for two (an $84 value).
Each person's activity package includes:
- One game of laser tag
- One round of mini golf
- Three hours of unlimited video games
- 7-inch personal pizza
- One medium soda
An activity center encompassing all manner of indoor competitive delights, Rink Side is part black-lit space terrain, part family game room, and part pizzeria. Duos can buckle into a laser-tag vest and prepare to be transported into another dimension—a darkened 2,000-square-foot neon-splashed dimension where players blast beams at friend and foe alike in a match as joyfully raucous as the opening night of a cymbal convention. After battles conclude, guests can putt peaceably amid glowing hues of the 18-hole black-light mini golf course. Styled with an under-the-sea theme, the rink surrounds players with sharks, turtles, and treasure chests filled with cicada molts. Day-trippers can also spend three hours playing video games and arcade machines using a timed card (though ticketed machines are not included).
After a long day of play, recharge with a medium soda and 7-inch pizza from Rink Side's restaurant and snack bar. Purchase multiple Groupons to treat friends to a fun, fancy-free outing, secretly training them to see in the dark so they can protect you from racecars without headlights.
Rink Side Sports and Ice Arena
Tip-toeing around black columns illuminated with rings of neon, players catch and zap friends the second they show themselves under the fluorescent light's glow. This happens every day inside Rink Side Sports' 2,000-square-foot Laser Blast arena, which accommodates up to 20 players per match. Just outside that arena, an arcade erupts in a cacophony of bells and whistles emanating from more than 100 video and redemption games. Nearby on the ice rink, ice is carved during public skating hours and kids master the triple Lutz during figure-skating programs led by experienced instructors, many of whom belong to the Professional Skaters Association. These activities all exist under one roof, as well as a 2,700-square-foot 18-hole black-light mini-golf course and a snack bar, which serves hand-tossed pizzas that can be tossed by hand into eaters’ mouths.