Since the Maganias family opened the first Astro Skate Family Fun Center in Tarpon Springs more than 34 years ago, customers have flocked to the skate rinks for birthday parties, summer camps, and family-friendly fun. At each location, a live DJ cranks out danceable tunes as skaters wheel and glide across a huge lacquered wood floor. Off-rink, kids compete for redemption prizes at a host of arcade games, or take flight in the safe confines of a cushy inflatable bounce house. Astro Skate Family Fun Center keeps things fresh with a schedule of special events, including jump-rope contests, foam parties, and roller-derby matches.
At Super Skate of Pinellas, neon-colored lights surround a disco ball, bouncing their bright hues off its mirrors and onto the rink below. Fenced in by the rink's low barriers, skaters sharpen their skills during open hours or master basics during lessons for beginners on Saturday afternoons. Home to the [Pinellas County Roller Girls](http://gr.pn/HAypiG], as well as a junior roller derby, the rink reigns as the fun center's focal point, but a smattering of tempting attractions encircles it. A 2,000-square-foot indoor playground stretches three stories skyward, its vibrant walkways netted in for safety, and an elevated dance floor hoists visitors high so that they can flaunt moves or gold-leafed sneaker treads. Athletes can also refuel at the snack bar and exercise mental agility while playing arcade games.
Dig out those old skates collecting dust in the closet and try out those old skating tricks on the rink at Clearwater Ice Arena in Clearwater.
Don't deny your stomach an immaculate meal when you try this club's restaurant.
This club is great for families with kids.
Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Clearwater Ice Arena is located near both options.
Looking to practice those skating skills on a professional rink? Take a whirl on the ice at Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Clearwater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Thinking of trying your hand at skating? Check out Ice Sports Forum Brandon in Tampa for some exhilarating laps around the rink.
What's a fine club without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this club — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
For convenience, customers can park in a neighboring lot.
Florida's Gulf Coast is one of the last places one expects to see an igloo. Nevertheless, drivers on I-75 will spot a dome worthy of the Arctic rising as they approach Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex, a 115,000-square-foot facility that houses two NHL-size ice rinks. Visitors coast across the well-maintained surface during public-skating hours, while classes in figure skating and hockey skating teach ice-slicing fundamentals to students unaccustomed to getting out of their dogsled and moving on their own. In addition to ice rinks, the sprawling space contains a 13,500-square-foot indoor soccer-and-football field, a fitness center, a video game room, and space for birthday parties.