⛸ Think Colorado’s Definitive List of Outdoor Skating Rinks

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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:

Front Range

  • 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.

Northern Colorado

  • 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.

Central Colorado

  • 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.

Southwestern Colorado

  • 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.

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About our extraordinary writer: Lindsay Diamond is a novelist and freelance writer living in the mountains of central Colorado. Visit Lindsay-Diamond.com to learn more.