There's just some things you can count on in Lafayette. Afternoon thunderstorms, traffic and the heat. We can't fix the thunderstorms or the traffic, but here are some ideas on how to cool off this Summer. We've compiled a list of some of the best places to beat the heat.

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    Planet Ice Hockey Rink

    4317 Johnston St. Lafayette, LA  70503

    You don't have to leave the ice action to the hockey players. Visit Planet Ice Hockey Rink on Johnston for some fun you normally wouldn't expect to find in South Louisiana. Planet Ice Skating and Hockey Arena offers an enjoyable family environment for leisure skating, birthday parties, and special events. The rink also offers all forms of skating competitions whether for figure skating or hockey.  Planet Ice offers a variety of instructional skating programs for children and adults alike. Whether you are interested in hockey or just learning how to glide on the ice, the arena has a fun activity for you. So strap on those skates and have some cool summer fun!

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    Borden's Ice Cream Parlor

    1103 Jefferson Street
    Lafayette, LA 70501

    We have a special place set aside for the Borden's Ice Cream Parlor on Jefferson. It's unique in the fact that it's the only retail store open in the United States. Ice cream always manages to bring the temperatures down, and the fun level up. Newly renovated and in a prime location, this is one place that will definitely help you beat the heat. And remember, if it's Borden's, it's got to be good!

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    Parc San Souci Fountain

    299 Polk St
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501

    If you're looking for some free 'cool down' time, then pass by Parc San Souci when the fountains are running. Let the kids run around and splash away, and maybe join them as well. The only thing you'll have to pay for is parking, but with the parking tower across the street, finding a spot should be easy.

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    The summer movie season is upon us, and with all the great blockbusters headed to the big screen, why not kick back for a few hours and enjoy one of the many films available this summer.

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    Walk-In Cooler At Rouse's

    601 Bertrand Dr.
    Lafayette, LA 70506

    Let's face it, it's hot outside, and you really want to cool off. Be sure to check out the new Rouse's in Lafayette. One of the great features of this store is their walk-in cooler that will take you below 45 degrees in a matter of seconds. Yes, we know it's not designed to cool off customers, but it's one great side effect of shopping for some cold ones.