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“Ice Rink??” 2 of 5 stars
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Synthetic Ice Rink
Sarasota Square Mall, The rink was open 7 days a week in 2010 - 2013, closed due to the lease contract expiration., Sarasota, FL
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Ranked #75 of 88 attractions in Sarasota
sarasota,FL
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35 attraction reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Ice Rink??”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is in a mall. The kids seem to have fiun. We watched for awhile during a birthday party on the ice. I like the Library across from the rink better. It seems empty most times. Don't knoiw how long they will last

Visited March 2013
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Venice, Florida
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“Took one look...what a gip !”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is so over priced and so lame. Its so hot in that area of the mall it's not funny. Its a slab of white plastic with goo or grease on it. Skip this place and go to Ellington...where they have real ice !!!

Visited December 2011
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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“good local alternative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

My daughter and I went right before Christmas. We got there right as it opened. It was not hot. It is a synthetic material not ice but not hard to skate on. We had a great time-- we skated for an hour. He told us upfront that at the end of our hour a teen party had reserved the spots. We stayed and watched them for a few minutes 10-12 fourteen and fifteen year olds-- they had a blast. If you dont want to drive all the way to Ellenton this is a good alternative.

Visited December 2011
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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“Don't waste your time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

I'm fifteen. My and a few friends went there when it first opened thinking OH COOL! an ice rink near us finally! But, to our disappointment, it was just a piece of plastic with slippery goo on it. The room wasn't even air conditioned, it was overpriced, and very open so all the shoppers can watch you as they walk by. Kind of creepy. The "skates" are just bulky plastic shoes. This is more of a place for overprotective mothers of three year olds. It's the equivalent of sliding around in your socks on the tile, except not as much fun.

Visited December 2010
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Sarasota, Florida
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A Fun Hour of Skating!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Looking for something different to do? Whether it's with young children, teenagers or just a group of your friends try the skating rink at the Sarasota Square Mall. My 2 teenager grandchildren loved it. They happened to join 6 others who were playing with hockey nets and sticks. They had never been on skates but picked it up quickly and even scored a few goals. There is skating for all ages and all levels. The music playing was very upbeat and made it even more fun. The price for the hour and the skate rental was very resonable. Something different to do when you've had enough beach or on a rainy day or evening. Give it a try.

Visited July 2011
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