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Ice Skating

It may not be that cold out, at least compared to up north, but at least for a few minutes you feel the chill of winter in an air conditioned ice skating rink while gliding through the ice. Plus ice skating is a fun activity the whole family can do that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to do. Listed below are a few locations you can give a whirl.

Outdoor Locations:

Tampa’s Downtown on Ice

Through Jan. 3, various times

Photo courtesy of Tampa’s Downtown on Ice Facebook page

Go ice skating in warm weather at downtown Tampa’s seasonal rink near Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. It’s open daily, with skating available for $10. Fee includes rental of skates.

Synthetic Ice-Skating at Wiregrass

through Jan. 3, various times

Photo courtesy of http://www.theshopsatwiregrass.com

Shopping with children can get exhausting between the countless questions and them whining about how bored they are. To make the shopping experience a little bit more fun Wiregrass has created a ice rink. To skate it’s $10 plus tax for 30 minutes. The price includes skates. Also for inexperienced skaters the rink provides balance bars to help your child from falling. Contact 727-222-3022 or visit http://www.theshopsatwiregrass.com for additional information.

Indoor Locations:

Tampa Bay Skating Academy

year round, various times 

For some skating is a challenge, especially if you have two left feet like myself, that’s why Tampa Bay Skating Academy offers classes for all ages. Also hockey and figure skating lessons are offered. To find a class right for you visit http://tbsa.com/.

Ice Sports Forum 

Wednesdays excluding December 23rd and 30th, 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 

Learning to skate with your little one can lead to an experience neither one of you will forget. The Ice Sports Forum in Tampa offers a “my parent and me learn to skate class” in which parents and children can learn to skate together. Class price for two is $10 which includes skate rental additional family members are $5 each.

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