How would you like to be whisked away from the Florida heat, to a snow covered cabin in the mountains, without stepping foot across the Florida border? Walk amongst the pine trees, sit by a fireplace, or even take a spin on the ice. Our Winterland Adventures review of Lake County’s first ice rink gives you a sneak peek of this magical place.
Before entering Winterland Adventures, you get a glimpse of the atmosphere. A chance to snap a photo with pine and white birch trees, and majestic snow topped mountains.
Thank you to Winterland Adventures for hosting us. Opinions and review is based solely on our experience.
What Is Included?
All entry pricing includes skate rental, and you can choose from either traditional or hockey skates.
For those with younger/inexperienced skaters, they can use these seals to skate behind, or even sit on while someone takes them for a ride.
Even the teens enjoyed taking turns with the seals.
After the soft opening period is over, it sounds like they will have fun events, like ice bike racing?? Has anyone else ever seen or heard of such a thing? We got the chance to watch people take a ride on these ice bikes. Be sure to check out our video to see them. It looks like a blast!
If you need to take a break, or you are just there to be an observer, like I was, there is plenty of seating. Several high top tables, across from the LeChalet, which overlook the ice rink. The large area with lots of tables also includes a fireplace, with a couch. Some of the seating area does not allow skates. so keep that in mind when choosing your spot.
Plenty of cute wooden benches add to the outdoor park ambiance. Near the ice skate pick up/drop off, there are also benches to switch out your shoes and skates. They give you a bracelet with a bin number for your groups’ shoes to be kept together too.
Food & Refreshments From LeChalet
Winterland Adventures offered us complimentary WaffStix and a Crepe. We chose the Salted Caramel WaffStix, and the Nutella Crepe, and decided to add on a couple cups of hot chocolate. Everything was beyond yummy.
Aside from snacks, they also offer heartier options, such as sandwich crepes, pizza, soups, salads and nachos. Wine and beer can be found on the drinks menu too.
With a state of the art sound and lighting system, the kids got a kick out of dancing to the music, (you can find the girls rocking to “Dancing Queen” on the video)
The “Lodge” feel and decor is perfect, and sets Winterland Adventures apart from an everyday ice rink. It’s more about creating an experience, than it is about being a regulation sized ice rink.