Roller skates, like gondolas, invoke a sense of whimsy and can effectively hinder high-speed chases. Slowly evade onrushing admirers with today's Groupon: for $6, you get 2 adult skate rentals (a $3 value) and admission for two (up to a $10 value) to Skatin Place in St. Cloud (up to a $13 total value). This Groupon can be redeemed during open-skate sessions on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., or on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Skatin Place's blue-topped roller rink smoothly guides skaters in a centrifugal rhythm matched by an on-site DJ. The four-corner rental skates augment motionless feet and legs into wheeled pistons, propelling skaters beneath neon black lights, checkered ceilings, and a large disco ball crafted from thousands of baby dreams. Roller games and decade-based themes occasionally rule over the rink, imploring all attendees to dress in appropriate bow ties and varsity sweaters for '50s night, don knee-torn jeans and flannels for '90s night, or wear tinfoil and develop a fear of sentient giraffes for 2050s night.
Though Skatin Place sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Skatin' Place offers guests a trio of entertaining activities replete with music, laser beams, and the sounds of clinking coins. Neon lights and disco balls cast a groovy glow over the roller skating rink, as skaters glide forwards and backwards during open skating hours and private parties. Meanwhile, inside the laser tag arena, glowing obstacles and intergalactic artwork set a futuristic scene for teams of sharpshooters, while an arcade offers old-fashioned fun for nimble fingers, as players amass tickets to trade in for prizes or newer, better, younger siblings. And, to help fuel all the family-friendly fun, a snack bar serves casual fare such as pizza, nachos, and slush-a-roos.
3302 Southway Dr.
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301