From indoor to outdoor rinks, we've got the list that you need to glide your way to some classic fun.
Nothing can be more quintessentially winter than strapping on some skates and taking a few laps around your local ice rink. Whether you are in the metro area or taking a trip to the mountains, there's a manmade or natural ice patch with your name on it. Check out each rink for rules, hours, dates, and costs. Many allow you to bring your own skates or rent skates by the hour, as well.
Black Family Ice Rink, Beaver Creek
Glide across 9,000 square feet or Zamboni-groomed ice. If you choose to sit the skating out, there are heat lamps, hot beverages, and more available.
Colorado Springs Skate in the Park, Colorado Springs
Enjoy themed nights, live music, food, and more through January on the west side of Acacia Park.
Denver International Airport Rink, Denver
Got a few extra minutes before your flight? Strap on some skates and take a turn or two around the airport's very own ice rink. Best of all, it's free!
Courtesy of DIA.
Southwest Rink at Skyline Park, Denver
BYOS -- Bring Your Own Skates -- or rent a pair and skate under the lights of downtown Denver. Not so sure-skated? The rink has stabilizers to keep you upright.
YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park
Skating surrounded by the peaks and sights of Rocky Mountain National Park? Yes, please. There are fireplaces and hot cocoa available to warm up, as well.
Evergreen Lake, Evergreen
There's ice as far as the eye can see on this lake's surface during winter. The winter wonderland offers ice skating, several hockey rinks, a warming hut, picnic areas, and more.
Keystone Resort's Dercum Square Ice Rink and Keystone Lake Rink, Keystone
Take your skating up a notch on one of the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor rinks in the U.S. at Dercum Square. In addition, the frozen lake is perfect for day or night skating.
Courtesy of KeystoneResort.com.
Village Ice Rink, Winter Park Resort
Are you a little rusty on the blades? You can get free lessons at this rink, as well as rent skates and a beautiful view.
There are also smaller rinks available at most major shopping centers or community areas around the metro: Pond at Southlands, Aurora; The Cube at The Streets at Southglenn, Centennial; The Rink at Belmar, Lakewood; WinterSkate, Northfield Stapleton; and WinterSkate, Louisville; and Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, Parker.
There are several indoor rinks in the Denver area that also offer public skating hours and rentals. Most cost admission; you can find the cost and hours on each location's website. Here are a few to consider checking out:
- Joy Burns Arena, University of Denver
- Big Bear Ice Arena, Denver
- Ice Centre at the Promenade, Westminster
- The Ice Ranch, Littleton
- South Suburban Ice Arena, Centennial
- Rink at the Rock, Castle Rock (partially covered)
- Sertich Ice Center, Colorado Springs
What do you think? Will you be checking out any ice rinks this winter? Let us know in the comments below.