Ice is nothing more than water that won’t let people swim in it. Teach stubborn liquid a lesson with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get an ice-skating outing for two at Riverfront Park Ice Palace (up to a $16 value, depending on skaters’ age and the time of day). The outing includes the following:
- Two admissions
- Two skate rentals
Open Tuesday–Sunday, Riverfront Park Ice Palace encourages skaters of all skill levels to take a few laps around a scenic, outdoor rink. To ensure safety, all ice adventurers travel in the same direction, and no more than three skaters can move together or instigate on-ice break-dance battles at the same time. Likewise, all figure skaters can get their icy fix by gravitating toward center ice, where all axels and spins are graciously permitted. For more information, guests can check out the facility’s safety guidelines.
Sprawling across 100 acres in the verdant, picturesque Spokane Falls, Riverfront Park beckons with awe-inspiring visual and auditory wonders. SkyRide, constructed in 2006, invites visitors to survey the land from above, swooping across the Spokane River and past city hall, where they can wave to their favorite comptroller. Back on the ground, the historic Looff Carousel, built in 1909, whirls riders around on 54 horses, two Chinese-dragon chairs, one giraffe, and one tiger, and a tour train chugs through the park on a 30-minute narrated jaunt. Among other attractions, such as the Sculpture Walk and pony rides, Riverfront Park houses one of the largest indoor screens in the Pacific Northwest. Standing 53 feet high and stretching 69 feet wide, the screen is slightly taller than the average human and displays crystal-clear two-dimensional images, which are complemented by the sounds of a booming, wraparound surround-sound system.