Arctic fishermen used to strap cod to their feet to go ice walking, until someone discovered that skate worked much better. Say goodbye to fishy feet and go skating with today’s Groupon: £7 for entry and skate hire for two at Silver Blades Ice Rink.
Since opening in 2007, Silver Blades Ice Rink in Altrincham has offered skaters a spacious trapezoid of home-grown glacier on which to spin, jump and glide to their heart’s content. The ice-cool coaches at Silver Blades offer classes to get beginners up to scratch on ice hockey basics and puck politics, and they have parent and toddler sessions where the big kids certainly fall harder. Silver Blades also hosts mega discos, sports nights, karaoke, and foam parties.
Gliding effortlessly over the ice and through the hours, two would-be figure skaters can recreate the best bits from their favourite ice ballets, jostle like the ice jocks, or just hang clinging to the edge as their feet are rearranged beneath them.
Silver Blades Altrincham, Oakfield Road, WA14 1BA.