Ice Skating In Denver

If gliding on silver blades with friends and family is more your cup of hot chocolate, Denver has plenty of places for both sport and casual ice fun. If you are looking for beginner classes that erase fear, graceful ice dancing instruction, tough-and-tumble hockey leagues or a beautiful place to glide across the glassy surface, read on. Outdoor rinks usually open in late November, cold temperatures permitting, so call ahead for times.

Dance and skate under the light of the clock tower at 16th and Arapahoe at this Denver downtown outdoor ice rink. Southwest Airlines skating is free if you bring your own skates. The rink provides both ice and entertainment with Friday night DJs and Saturday night live music. The rink also organizes broomball games and offers free skating in December if you bring an unwrapped toy or pair of new socks for donations to Sun Valley Youth Center and Volunteers of America.

If picture postcard is your idea of the ideal skating rink, grab your skates and look no further than Evergreen Lake. The 40-acre lake is far prettier than any Norman Rockwell painting with a pine-tree lined lake bank, a boardwalk for parents to keep track of their little skaters and a warming hut with a fireplace and hot chocolate. The ice rink in Denver is large enough to host outdoor hockey rinks, ice skating races and open skating at the same time.

Boulder Plaza Ice rink
One block off the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, One Boulder Plaza ice rink is a family friendly ice rink with skate rental and a hot chocolate hut. The rink gives lessons for all talent levels and ages. It is available for party rentals and there are plenty of restaurants nearby for food. Coed broomball leagues play on

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Big Bear Arena
Big Bear Arena is indeed big and lofty with lots of opportunities for lessons of all skill levels, youth and adult hockey, open skating and group ice sessions for parties. Big Bear Arena also offers not-often-seen classes including PowerCoil skating mechanics instruction, yoga for skaters and ice dancing taught by US Figure Skating Gold Medalist Sara

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Ifoot Hills
With two National Hockey League-size rinks, Edge is a full-capacity indoor ice arena. The arena is part of Foothills Park and Recreation District so the services are vast including public skate hours, freestyle skating times (figure skating) and drop-in hockey, as well as regulation-size broomball ice games. Edge Ice Arena has childcare, lockers rooms, rental skates and party rooms. The fees vary by age, from $3 to $7 with skate

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