Since its invention, ice skating has brought us countless thrilling hockey games, scores of inspiring figure-skating routines, and one unforgettable NBA season. Be like Darryl Dawkins in the ’82-’83 season with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get an ice-skating outing for two at The Harris Pavilion in Manassas (up to a $22 total value). The outing includes:
- Two ice rink admissions (up to a $7 value each)
- Two skate rentals (a $3 value each)
- Two hot chocolates (a $1 value each)<p>
During the winter months, The Harris Pavilion transforms into an icy oasis that supports the outdoor ambitions of circling skaters. Skating duos step into pairs of bladed booties before heading into the rink to practice pirouettes and attempt to touch the zamboni without waking it from its afternoon nap. A high-quality sound system pumps in satellite music from a rotating symphony of 60 stations, reverberating off the wood-beam ceiling of the green-roofed pavilion. After stepping out of the rink, visitors toast over cups of steaming hot chocolate, warming hands, stomachs, and cold cups of morning coffee.
The Harris Pavilion
Home to concerts, movies, and chili cook-offs throughout the warmer months, The Harris Pavilion keeps the fun going all winter long as it transforms into an outdoor ice rink. Starting in mid-November, the rink welcomes the community for daily public-skate sessions; its close proximity to the Historic Manassas Train Station provides easy access to both out-of-towners and zambonis on the run. Lighting and music ensure a safe, lively atmosphere for skaters all ages, and a two-minute walk in any direction yields a host of shopping and snacking options for skaters who need a break or a brief warm-up.