Ice is nothing more than water that won't let people swim in it. Subvert subterranean stubbornness with today’s Groupon to the San Diego Ice Arena. Choose between the following options:
- For $89, you get three one-hour hockey- or figure-skating lessons (a $210 value).
- For $15, you get three skate passes (a $36 value).
Regularly scheduled public skate sessions offer light physical activity for skaters of all ages and athletic abilities. Live DJs and special games pop up rinkside from time to time. Middle-school and high-school students can take over the oval on Friday nights. On Tuesdays, adult skate keeps the ice free of pint-sized obstacles, including the paralyzing joys of witnessing a youngster’s first strides. Passes include skate rental and can be split up among friends or used over multiple visits.
Hockey- or figure-skating lessons are led by former professionals and Olympic skaters with flexible limbs and equally flexible schedules. With personal instruction, students smoothly acquire balance techniques, basic movements, and advanced skills in their chosen sport. The instructor will modify tasks and drills to fit the student's experience level and individual goals, creating a consistent, beneficial challenge throughout the lessons.
- If you are an ice skater, it does not get any better. All around community oriented facility. Figure skating, hockey, jazzercize, ballet & sport shop. – Steve S., Yelp
- It's a very clean family friendly place to skate and there's always lessons going on if you don't know how 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
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.