Dinner and a movie, though romantic and relaxing, can eventually leave us longing for something with little more thrill. It’s also no secret that when wet Seattle weather keeps us indoors (and that’s often), nerves and tempers with the ones we love can become frazzled all too easily. You need to get out! Raise your pulse and your passion factor together as you check out the coolest indoor sports in town.
Climbing Up The Walls
Set your sights on the skies as you and your partner learn to trust your muscles and clamber up the walls of a local climbing gym. Founded in 1987, Vertical World operates five different indoor climbing gyms around the Puget Sound area. Another great place to chalk your hands is Stone Gardens. The Pinnacle at the REI flagship store is available to climbers of all ages and expertise. Also, UW students have exclusive access to the Crags Climbing Center, featuring more than 5,000 square feet of rock climbing walls up to 42 feet high.
Ice Ice Baby
Beat the cold at its own game when you use ice to have your fun. Several ice skating rinks around town that offer daily public skating sessions as well as figure skating and hockey instruction. Highland Ice Arena in Shoreline may be the best-known rink in the area, while further north is Mountlake Terrace’s Olympicview Arena and Lynnwood Ice Center. The eastside destination is Kirkland’s Kingsgate Ice Arena and if you’re way down south, Renton’s Castle Ice.
If you’re in the mood for more challenge than skates, try your hand at curling at Granite Curling Club, where players slide 42-pound granite stones across a sheet of ice toward a target. Teammates “sweep” along in front of the stone, using special brooms to warm up the ice for better sliding. curlingseattle.org). Because Granite has trained more Olympic curling champions than anywhere else in the U.S., you know its a good spot to begin! Open house events are usually held the second Saturday of each month.
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