Beat the heat and head to United Skates of America (located at 3362 Refugee Rd.) on Thursdays this summer. To promote fitness activities and healthy living (the Roller Skating Association International reports you'll get a full aerobic workout while skating!), they are offering reduced roller skating from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 16. During that time, families can skate for just $2 per person.

Along with the discount skate sessions, United Skates of America offers family skate times, birthday parties and skating lessons. Visit unitedskates.com/columbus for more details.

-Heather Weekley