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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Ice Skating at Peaks Ice Arena

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We went ice skating as a family yesterday at Peaks Ice Arena.  It was a ton of fun and my girls didn't want to get off the ice!  We will definitely be going back again soon.
My girls had never skated before so we made sure to get there early so we could rent these blue walkers.  They made all the difference!  These things are a hot commodity!  There aren't very many and once they are gone, Peaks Ice Arena keeps a waiting list for those who still want them but I don't think there is a very quick turnover because all sorts of people were asking us if they could have ours and some even offered cash!  Granted, we went on a busy day (a Saturday during Christmas break) but if you have new skaters, I recommend getting there early.
I spoke with some of the staff and these are the insider tips I learned:
If you want a walker, get there early.  People start lining up to skate 15 minutes before the session so if you're too late, you'll find yourself on the waiting list.
Leave the baby at home.  They don't allow strollers on the ice and don't allow you to hold children while you skate.
Be sure to check the calendar online to make sure you know when the public skating times are before you go.  The schedule changes a lot and you don't want to show up to find out you can't skate.
Dress warm.  It's inside but it's an ice skating rink and they have to keep the ice frozen.  My girls wore coats, gloves and a hat and were fine.
Consider wearing thick socks or double-layering your socks for comfort and to avoid getting blisters.
Honestly, my girls loved it so much we signed them up for skating lessons.  My 6-year-old skated for 2 hours and even then didn't want to go!  If you're interested in skating lessons, make sure to use the ValPak coupon here.  ($30 for 6 skating lessons is a STEAL of a deal!)

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