Having been repeatedly embarrassed by ice’s pratfall-inducing slickness, humans now take their revenge on frozen water by attacking it with foot-mounted blades. Extract your pound of slush with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two open ice-skating admissions and two skate rentals at Westport PAL Rink (up to a $30 value).
Smoothed to a mirror sheen, the ice of the Westport PAL Rink's skating arena reflects hordes of circling skaters and the tree-lined sky above. The rink, recently expanded to regulation size, is bordered by a ring of boards and glass, protecting spectators from the all-too-real handholding and laughter of open-skating sessions. Visitors select their bladed booties of choice from an overhauled skate inventory, including 250 recently acquired pairs and one set of broken hover skates. The tag-team efforts of updated refrigeration mats beneath the ice and a new zamboni above keep surfaces sleek. Check the schedule for open skate times, held every day of the week.
Though Westport PAL Rink offers reduced admission prices for children ages 12 and under, today's deal still represents the best possible discount.
Westport PAL Rink
Since 1996, ice skaters have gracefully glided beneath clear skies atop the shiny surface of the outdoor Westport PAL Rink. 2016 marks their 20th anniversary being the only true outdoor public ice skating rink in Fairfield County. Every night when the sun goes down, overhead lights flicker on around the boards to accommodate late-night triple axels and hockey games delayed by puck strikes. The rink’s instructors are each certified by the United States Figure Skating Association and offer group and private instruction in figure skating, hockey, or basic technique. The rink is now a full regulation size rink and measures 200'x85' and includes large indoor heated changing areas and food concessions.