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 this Groupon.
$39 for an Eight-Week Learn to Skate Class (Up to $98 Value)
Following a curriculum designed by the United States Figure Skating Association, Learn to Skate classes aim to help students aged 2.5 and older master skating basics, which can later be specialized for skills such as synchronized skating or theater on ice. Class sizes of six to eight ensure individualized attention.
Regular Learn to Skate classes are available Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Advanced Learn to Skate classes are available on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Though Wichita Ice Center sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
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.