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This Christmas Eve, take your family and friends to a local outdoor skating rink for some wholesome fun. Colorado boasts a long list of outdoor skating opportunities, so there’s sure to be one close by. Pull down your hats, wrap your scarves, and lace up a pair of skates for a great activity enjoyed by all.
Here’s our definitive list of Colorado’s outdoor skating rinks:
- Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs has a skating rink with themed nights, live music, and food vendors on the west side of Acacia Park.
- Denver – The Southwest Rink at Skyline Park along 16th Street Mall offers skate rentals while nearby restaurants are ready to serve up warm beverages.
- Evergreen – Evergreen boasts a 40-acre lake with a surrounding path that’s great for an afternoon walk.
- Lakewood – Get last minute shopping done and go for a skate at The Rink at Belmar.
- Louisville – Enjoy WinterSkate in historic downtown Louisville.
- Nederland – Head into the hills for a skate at the Nederland Ice and Racquet Park.
- Estes Park – YMCA of the Rockies offers outdoor ice skating with Rocky Mountain National Park as the backdrop.
- Fraser – The Ice Box is a partially enclosed sports complex in Fraser.
- Tabernash – Head to Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash for a spin on their private rink.
- Winter Park Resort – Winter Park offers two ice rinks, Village Ice Rink and Cooper Creek Square Ice Rink.
- Aspen – Aspen’s Silver Circle Ice Rink is picturesque and conveniently located on Durant Avenue across from Rubey Park.
- Beaver Creek – Luxury is the word at Beaver Creek’s 9,000-square-foot ice rink.
- Breckenridge – The Gold Run Nordic Center not only has 30K of impeccably groomed classic and skate cross-country ski trails, but a great ice skating pond.
- Crested Butte – The Nordic Center’s rink is on the edge of downtown and near amazing cross-country ski trails.
- Glenwood Springs – The Glenwood Springs Community Center Ice Rink is an 85-foot by 200-foot National Hockey League-size, outdoor, covered rink.
- Keystone – Keystone’s Decrum Square Ice Rink is one of the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor rinks in North America.
- Ouray – Take in the grandeur of a box canyon at the Rotary Park Ice Rink and warm your bones afterward at the Ouray Hot Springs
- Silverton – Kendall Mountain Recreation Area has ice skating along with a small ski hill, snow shoeing trails, and a sledding hill.
- Pagosa Springs – Though famous for their hot springs, Pagosa Springs also has an ice rink behind the River Center.