If you’re not hitting the slopes, there are plenty of winter sports to keep your family active. We love the options for outdoor ice skating in Denver with the whole family.
Ice Skating in Denver with Kids
Downtown Denver Rink
The Downtown Denver Rink opens November 20 and the cityscape around the rink is a magic all its own. We love this one because admission is free – just pay for your skate rental.
11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sundays. Open Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Rink open through Feb. 11. Hours vary after Christmas.
Admission is free! Kids 12 and under skate rental-$9 and fourth graders are free; adult skate rental-$11 My Denver cards accepted.
McGregor Skate is LoDo’s newest skating rink located in the bustling McGregor Square plaza. Open daily, McGregor Skate is the perfect winter activity for guests of all ages. With skates available on-site, the rink can be enjoyed by locals and travelers alike. Opens November 24.
November 24 – January 7: noon – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-6 pm. Sundays.
January 8 – February: noon – 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-6p.m. Sunday.
Skate rental and admission: Adults-$15, Kids-$9
Admission only: $6
Children under 2 and seniors: Free
Parker Ice Trail
During the winter, the Parker Ice Trail at Discovery Park, located next to Parker’s Library on Mainstreet and Pine Drive, is available seven days a week. The rink opens for the season on November 24. One of the only ice trails in the country, the Parker skating path meanders through the park reminiscent of a frozen river or canal. Skaters or visitors can stay warm next to any of the three fire pits adjacent to the ice trail or enjoy hot chocolate while watching skaters pass by. Concessions, skate rental and restroom facilities are available for all patrons visiting the park.
Monday through Friday: 5 to 9 p.m; Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Children 10 and under-$8. 11 and Older-$10. Skate rental-$4
Skating in the Square (Arvada)
Nothing is more fun than a twirl around a skating rink under the twinkling lights! Head to Olde Town to take your turn! Don’t miss the Holiday Bar in the Square (open Thursday – Sunday) to enjoy a snack or a drink.
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. 11- 4 p.m. Sunday
Adult skate rental, $10; children under 12, $7.
The Rink at Belmar
The Rink at Belmar opens November 17 under string lights, and is first come first serve. To expedite your check-in, fill out a waiver online. Skating is limited to one hour.
Nov. 17-Jan. 7: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Jan. 8-Jan. 28: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays
Adults-$10, Kids 12 and under-$8. Admission only (no skate rental)-$6
WinterSkate in Downtown Louisville
Recently voted Money Magazine’s #1 Best Place to Live, Louisville provides a charming backdrop for our old-fashioned, outdoor ice skating rink, complete with traditional holiday music, free parking, and free horse-drawn carriage rides through the holidays. Opens for the season November 18.
3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. Additional school break hours – check Facebook for the latest!
Adults and Kids-$13, Kids 3 and under- free. Buy tickets online.