If woolly mammoths had mastered the triple Lutz, they would've made it out of the Ice Age and into the Bronze Age, if not the Silver or Gold Age. Ensure your long-term survival with today's Groupon: for $11, you get an hour of Loft Time ice-skating or hockey practice available on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon at The Hockey Loft at The Cambridge Ice Centre in Cambridge (a $28.25 value).
Run by former NHL players Todd Harvey and Todd Hlushko, the Hockey Loft's 5,500-square-foot facility teaches skaters and puck devotees on its synthetic ice surface. During Loft Time sessions, the floor's nine skill zones and stations aid hockey apprentices in sharpening puck control, hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and Stanley Cup acceptance speeches. Although the facility focuses on hockey-skill development, the Loft Time program also welcomes individuals interested in honing skating techniques, enjoying time on the ice, or those planning for future jobs as ice inspectors. The Hockey Loft hosts Loft Time every week, permitting 10 skaters on the ice for each session. Appointments are not required, but space is subject to availability.