Ice is nothing more than water that won't let people swim in it. Such stubbornness deserves comeuppance in the form of sharp metallic blades that merrily criss-cross to and fro across the frozen surface. Discipline frozen water with today's Groupon to Valley Sports Zone, located in Chilliwack. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get four personal skating-training sessions (a $152 value).
- For $76, you get a one-month unlimited Skatemill pass (a $304 value).
Valley Sports Zone's skilled skate instructors refine ice-slicing techniques in a 9,000-square-foot facility brimming with training equipment. During personal-training sessions, trainers provide instant feedback and craft drills that carefully finesse the posture, power, and form of each athlete. Utilizing a hydraulic lift system and a seamless ice-like surface, an 8-foot-wide ice-skating treadmill straps skaters in and simulates a nonstop stride, and delayed video playback and large mirrors help confirm proper technique and lack of skate-wearing yeti. Ice warriors can master hand location and lie of the stick at the sick hands zone or battle friction at the slide-board zone before weaving in and out of interactive ice-hockey lanes. A 50-foot stride ramp and timer shave precious seconds of sprints, and both sniper and target shooting zones teach precision normally reserved for award-winning needle threaders.