Since its invention, ice skating has brought us countless thrilling hockey games, scores of inspiring figure-skating routines, and one unforgettable NBA season. Be like Darryl Dawkins in the ’82–’83 season with today’s Groupon to Wichita Ice Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get ice-skating and skate rental for two (up to a $20 value).
- For $18, you get ice-skating and skate rental for four (up to a $40 value).
- For $26, you get ice-skating and skate rental for six (up to a $60 value).
- For $40, you get a seven-week Learn to Skate session for one (up to an $87 value).<p>
At Wichita Ice Center, ice skaters pirouette on Olympic- and NHL-size rinks while onlooking parents and loyal fans peer through full-length viewing windows. Budding blade pilots can freestyle across the ice during public-skating sessions or build gliding prowess during seven-week sequences. The Learn to Skate program accommodates humans of different ages by having brackets for everyone from adults to 2.5-year-olds accompanied by parents or wintry friends, such as animate igloos. Classes of six–eight students meet once a week, per the schedule, and master the basics or hone specialty skills such as synchronized skating or theater on ice. Trainers, who bring along at least 40 years of skating experience—the same number of years it takes to travel from L.A. to Boston during rush hour—teach the sessions, which typically impart a 30-minute block of instruction before allowing a 30-minute block of feet-on-ice practice, a structure promoted by the United States Figure Skating Association’s curricula.
Wichita Ice Center
At Wichita Ice Center, ice skaters glide and pirouette on Olympic- and NHL-size rinks during classes, league sessions, and open-skating hours. Several full-length viewing windows span the length of each rink, enabling parents and loyal fans to peer in on class sessions without having vision blurred by clouds of foggy breath. The ice center’s instructors teach adults as well as children 2.5 years and older. Their curriculum follows a structure promoted by the United States Figure Skating Association and—like lessons on how to be a polar bear—includes both on-ice and classroom instruction.