What You'll Get
Wild ice is such a rarity in San Diego that local law dictates all sightings be immediately reported and frozen cubes specimens be transported to storage rinks. Today's Groupon tames the unpredictable nature of cold, hardened water for amusement purposes: for $15, you get three skate passes to San Diego Ice Arena in Mira Mesa, a $36 value. Rink admission includes skate rental. This Groupon can be used toward one skater's three solo sessions of figure eights and single-lutzes or split amongst three gliding chums during one session of wintry splendor.
Now that talented cosmonauts have found nearly all the ice in the known universe, San Diego Ice Arena makes a strong case for indoor rinks becoming the new final frontier. The icy realm offers the frictionless combination of social interaction and bladed footwear as skaters of all ages zig and zag across one enormously smooth, frozen puddle. Public skating sessions take place every day of the week with two- to three-hour chunks reserved solely for the uninhibited gliding of excited tundra travelers. The large rink gives ample room for on-the-ice monster games, such as Monster Basket Ball and Limbo on Ice, while DJs spin motivating tracks inspiring rhythmic carving of the ice's frozen flesh.
Ice skating offers welcoming refreshment to those tired of slowly strutting on land or putting about in a motored chariot. The mittens and scarves of a chilly youth are given renewed purpose by the adventure of stickless, puckless, non-competitive hockey.
- My daughter had her birthday party here and it was so much fun! The party itself was well run and organized, and the skating portion was tons of fun for the kids. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to my friends with kids. – jrtfan, Kudzu
- There is plenty room here to go round and round (like me) and room in the middle for the more advanced skaters to their tricks. Even falling down was fun! – jevans, Kudzu
- It's a very clean family friendly place to skate...They have certain theme nights which are fun and remind me of skate rinks from back in my childhood. – Peter L., Insider Pages
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy 4 additional as gifts. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About San Diego Ice Arena
For more than 34 years, San Diego Ice Arena has hosted weekly public skating sessions on their indoor rink including mascot-led games for kids, teen nights full of pop music and disco lights, and adults-only events scored to hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s. During classes, coaches give skaters individualized attention, guiding them through the basics or teaching them complex jumps that could help them leap over Lego buildings in a single bound. Figure skaters can also hone their skills during private lessons or freestyle sessions, while hockey players race after pucks during in-house league games, adult pick-up sessions, or private youth lessons.
San Diego Ice Arena’s pro shop stocks plenty of hockey and figure-skating gear, and skaters can also bring in their skates for a variety of maintenance services including skate sharpening, skate stretching, and blade repair.