In roller-skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it's important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone's hand. Don't leave today’s Groupon to Wheelz Skate Arena, located in Fircrest, hanging. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of individual skating. This option includes:
- Three hours of skating (a $6 value)
- Roller-skate rental (a $3 value)
- Snacks at the food court (a $16 value)
- For $5, you get a group class (a $10 value). Classes are held at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.
Wheelz Skate Arena provides a 24,000-square-foot circular playground for veteran and neophyte foot gliders. A three-hour solo session in the rink is complemented by a pair of rented skates and snacks from the nearby food court to provide edible energy or exciting obstacles for rival skaters. Between 12 and 15 students attend Saturday-morning group classes, renting skates and spending 15–20 minutes warming up, after which they receive 30 minutes of skating knowledge on fundamentals such as marching forward, starting and stopping, and fixing skates’ tiny engines when they overheat. Following the class, students can free skate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., enough time to practice rolling presidential inaugurations.