The winter blues settle in when people get sick of staying indoors, watching the same reruns, and knitting tiny mittens for their house centipedes. Get back to nature and out of that teeming lair of insects with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get an ice-skating package for two at The Ice Factory of Central Florida in Kissimmee (up to a $30 value). The package includes:
- Two admissions (up to a $7 value each)
- Two skate rentals (up to a $5 value each)
- Two medium sodas (a $2 value each)
- Two small popcorns (a $1 value each)
Squeals of delight spiral out from twirling skaters on The Ice Factory of Central Florida’s duo of NHL-sized and studio-sized rinks during public-skate hours. Patrons choose to lace up hockey or figure skates before hitting the slick surfaces to learn the ropes or gracefully carve the name of a favorite zamboni driver into the ice. Weekend DJ skates enliven outings with interactive games and prizes on Saturday afternoon and musical stylings Saturday night. Tired twirlers take a break and sip an effervescent beverage from the selection of Pepsi products while munching on buttery puffed kernels or tossing them to befuddled arctic explorers. Though not included in this Groupon, budding Boitanos can play arcade games or clink colorful spheres at the pool table in between turning triple axels.
The Ice Factory of Central Florida’s rates fluctuate throughout the week.
The Ice Factory of Central Florida
A snowball’s throw away from the Disney World and Universal Studio theme parks, The Ice Factory of Central Florida extends the season of winter sports to a year-round festival of open-skate sessions and pickup, adult or youth-league hockey matches. During public-skate hours, patrons lace up hockey or figure skates before hitting the NHL- and studio-size rinks to learn the ropes or gracefully carve the name of their favorite zamboni driver into the ice. After a fun-filled workout on the rink, kids can pass the time at the pool table or ring in birthdays with sodas, pizzas, and bouquets of balloons.
Novice skaters of all ages can master the skills and techniques of icemanship with beginners’ lessons or mock nature’s clearly defined seasons with ice-skating summer camps.