GET ON THE ICE
Give your ski legs a break and change it up a bit with an ice skating date. Outdoor and indoor rinks sprinkle the high country with a full menu of options and rentals for all abilities.
Where to Skate Near Vail
Alderhof Ice Rink at the Arrabelle
Spin around in a fairytale European village setting on this quaint outdoor rink and then cozy up on comfy couches next to posh fire pits. Rentals available onsite.
Skate on Solaris Plaza’s stunning outdoor rink flanked by Vail’s legendary slopes and buzzing village scene. Afterwards, grab a glass of wine, indulge in sushi from Matsuhisa and dip into art galleries and luxury shops. Rentals available onsite. Learn more here.
Dobson Ice Arena
This spacious multi-purpose facility hosts a beautifully groomed indoor rink and is open year-round for hockey, figure skating and broomball. Check public skate hours. Onsite rentals. Don’t miss the new ice bumper cars! Learn more here.
Avon Rec Center
The Town of Avon operates two outdoor skating rinks. The one closest to the Avon Rec Center is more family-focused, while the Nottingham Park soccer field is geared towards hockey and games. Onsite rentals. Learn more here.
Beaver Creek Village
Festive and fun, the outdoor year-round rink in the middle of Beaver Creek village places you in a high alpine village surrounded by cobblestone sidewalks, restaurants and specialty shops. Onsite rentals. Learn more here.
Hockey: For drop-in hockey games and stick and puck times, head down the road to the indoor NHL-sized Eagle Ice Rink. Learn more here.
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Where to Skate Near BRECK
Stephen C. West Ice Arena
The Town of Breck runs a sweet indoor/outdoor recreation complex just south of downtown. Stephen C. West offers open sessions for public skating, hockey and freestyle skating, along with lessons and hockey and curling drop-ins. Onsite rentals. Learn more here.
Meadow Creek Park
Next to Whole Foods in Frisco lies the cutest outdoor skating pond with sprawling Ten Mile Range views. The town grooms the ice and there’s a picnic shelter to set up your party. BYO skates. Learn more here.
Skate around pristine West Lake in Center Village at Copper for an energetic all-ages resort scene surrounded by shops and restaurants. Onsite rentals. Learn more here.
Keystone boasts two outdoor skating venues — five-acre Keystone Lake serves up one of the largest Zamboni-maintained outdoor rinks in the country and nearby smaller Dercum Square ice rink offers a more intimate public skate setting. Onsite rentals.
North Pond Park
Rustic, no frills North Pond in Silverthorne is great for outdoor skating and pond hockey. BYO skates.
Hockey: Catch outdoor pick-up games on North Pond and Meadow Creek.
Skate for Health: It’s Good for You!
Skiers and snowboarders! Good news: skating can actually improve your skills on the hill. When you ice skate, you’re honing in on balance and joint flexibility and building endurance. Your leg muscles and lower-body coordination are in play and skating is a great form of aerobic exercise, so your heart is getting a workout, too. If you’re skating outside, the fresh mountain air and sunshine provide a huge mental health boost. So, hit the ice and play!