When you and your family take a trip to Orlando, you probably assume you’ll be spending your days either lying by a pool, sun tanning on the beach, or visiting one of the Disney theme parks. Unfortunately, inclement weather or even a severe sunburn can force your family indoors. Luckily for you, Florida has more to offer than simply sandy beaches and beaming sunlight; it has year-round indoor activities as well. One in particular we would recommend visiting is The Ice Factory.

The Ice Factory Public Skates

The Ice Factory is an Olympic-class skating and hockey rink that has several public skating sessions available daily. The cost for daily public sessions is $7 for admission and $3 for regular skate rental. They even have occasional open skates that are $5 including skate rentals. You can find a complete list of skating times by visiting their website.

One of the best deals you will find is The Ice Factory’s Saturday family skate night. For $40 you and your family (5 people per group) can skate from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., with free skate rental and share an entire pizza. Now there’s a deal you won’t want to miss.

The rink averages 50-65 degrees year round, so you’ll definitely want to dress in layers. Long pants and a sweater or sweatshirt are recommended. Also, don’t forget to bring socks to wear with your skates. If you get cold easily, you may also want to bring along a jacket.

If you and your family are just going for one of the daily open skates, the snack bar has a number of different lunch choices available including hot dogs, popcorn, nachos and a variety of other snacks and candy. You can also quench your thirst with Gatorade, soda, bottled water, and energy drinks. If you aren’t really a snack food person, don’t worry. There are a number of different places in the city of Orlando for you to dine at before or after your skate.

Visiting The Ice Factory is a great indoor Florida activity the whole family will enjoy. If you are visiting from out of town, contact Carl’s Van Rentals and reserve one of their full-size van rentals. Full-size van rentals are perfect when traveling in larger groups, especially in cases where children outnumber the chaperones. Contact us at 1-800-565-5211 today and start planning your Orlando vacation.