While you are already in Southridge, let me introduce you to Charleston's Ice Skating Arena!
I remember when they were building this. Boy, does that make me feel old!
For older children this is a great place to go to blow off some steam and wear their energy level down! They have public skating daily. Adult admission is $8 and skate rental $2.
They also offer skating lessons and host events such as collegiate hockey games.
Our favorite event they offer is called Totsicles.
Every Friday last winter we would go from 9:30-10:30 and E played on the ice. They bring out lots of toys, tricycles, etc for the children to play with. They can wear ice skates if they want but most of the children are young and just wear their tennis shoes to play. After playing for an hour they take the children to the lobby area by the fire place, read a story, and give them hot cocoa and cookies. All for just $5!
We are looking forward to doing it again this winter! Such a fun thing to do on a Friday morning.
The ice arena offers a variety of activities and hosts birthday parties as well...making it a very family friendly attraction!