Skate Your Way to Cooler Temps This Summer

    We are in the dog days of summer here in Prince William County. If these temps are taking their toll on you, it’s time to find some cool local activities to enjoy. What better way to cool off than on the ice or in an air conditioned skating rink? Bring back some childhood memories, share a spin on the rink with your children or your sweetie and get a welcomed break from the heat! We’ve got three local spots for you to check out.

    Haymarket Ice Plex

    At Haymarket Ice Plex, everyone can enjoy the cool temps on the ice. They offer public skating throughout the week, as well as classes to learn to skate and lessons to perfect figure skating, power skating and hockey techniques. Lessons start from age 2 and go all the way up to adult. If you’re a little wobbly on your skates, this is a great place to learn! Take a peek at the event calendar, so you can pop in during open skate times, and keep them in mind for your next birthday celebration. Haymarket Ice Plex is located at 15155 Washington Street in Haymarket.

    Prince William Ice Center

    Something about an ice center sounds amazingly refreshing right now! Prince William Ice Center is a premier ice skating and hockey facility. They offer lessons and camps for learning to skate, as well as figure skaters and hockey players looking to get started or perfect their skills. Even the adults can get in on the skating and hockey action with lessons! They have leagues for adults and children and feature the pro shop on site to support these sports. And if you are just looking for a quick break from the heat, Prince William Ice Center offers public skating, freestyle and stick and shoot session. Their rinks are NHL Olympic sized and are ready for you to take a spin. The center also offers birthday party packages and special snow and story hours for toddlers and preschoolers. Imagine playing in real snow in the heat of the summer! Prince William Ice Center is located at 5180 Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge.

    Skate-N-Fun Zone

    Maybe you aren’t looking for something quite as cold as ice skating, but you still want the fun of skates. Head into the air conditioning at Skate-N-Fun Zone and enjoy some roller skating! You’ll find a huge rink like you remember from your childhood, as well as a café, laser tag zone, play zone and an arcade. They feature lessons, public skate and parties for all ages. Check out their home page for a list of open skate times, and enjoy a little reminiscing at the rink. Skate-N-Fun Zone is located at 7878 Sudley Road in Manassas.

    Whether you choose ice or roller, we hope you’ll have some time to relax, cool off and enjoy a few laps around a Prince William County rink this summer.

    Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top 500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.

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