aspen snowmass ice skating at night

Aspen is one of Colorado’s most historic ski towns. It attracts celebrities and skiers alike. But it is the surrounding areas such as Snowmass that offer more laid back family fun. This winter ice skating is sure to be a popular socially distanced outdoor activity. So we’ve got the scoop on where to find Snowmass and Aspen ice skating fun.

Most Colorado mountain towns offer both indoor and outdoor ice skating. Typical activities on the ice skating rink may be ice skating and hockey. But some places you can also find curling, and even ice bumper cars.

There’s one place in the Aspen area where ice skating is completely free. Yes, even your ice skate rentals are free. To find out more about this hidden gem, read on.

The popular Game of Stones, curling series at Snowmass Base Village.

Snowmass Base Village Ice Skating

49 Wood Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

The Collective Snowmass is the entertainment hub of Snowmass Base Village. It offers a place to gather, eat, drink, skate, play, learn and more. Not only are both the ice skating and skate rental free at this charming ice skating rink, but there’s lots of other fun available on the ice skating rink.

While most of The Collective activities are located in a building adjacent to the ice rink. Free ice skate rentals are available from a light adorned Airstream trailer. You might even be lucky enough to get to visit with a cute puppy while getting your ice skates.

The Snowmass ice skating rink is open daily from 12 pm to 9 pm throughout the winter. Friday nights Game of Stones, a popular curling series happens most Friday nights December through February. Saturday night is disco night at the ice rink. We just happened to see a birthday congo line on the ice returning from an ice cream outing one night.

The Snowmass ice rink is open in the winter, transforming into an activity lawn with markets, family games, movies under the stars and more in the summer.

The Game Lounge at The Collective Snowmass, where ice skating is located.

While here, you will also want to check out the other fun activities at The Collective Snowmass. There’s a super fun game room with a ping pong game in a huge colorful metal tube. The most challenging ping pong game I’ve ever played. Art adorns the walls and other interesting structures throughout the room.

This winter The Collective Snowmass is also offering a pop up Selfie Den that your tweens or teens are sure to love.

Snowmass, Colorado is one of our favorite family ski resorts. There’s so much to do, great food, and the mountain is easy to access with incredible views.

Aspen Snowmass may be best known for skiing, but there’s plenty of other winter fun to be had.

Sliver Circle Ice Rink

433 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611

This outdoor Aspen ice skating rink has a great location next to CP Burger and across from the Rubey Park bus station. It is operated by CP Burger so check with them on hours.

Aspen Ice Garden

Located in the heart of downtown Aspen, the Aspen Ice Garden has been providing guests and residents ice skating fun for 55 years.

It is home to local figure skating clubs, junior, adult and women’s hockey leagues, as well as the Aspen Curling Club, and more.

The Aspen Ice Garden is open for public skate this winter. But you will need a pass and will need to make reservations.

Lewis Ice Arena

0861 Maroon Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611

The Lewis Ice Arena is located within the Aspen Recreational Center. It boasts an official NHL sized rink, and is the only ice skating rink open year round in the Aspen area.

This ice arena is host to Aspen’s annual figure skating shows, high school hockey games, figure skating clubs and more.

This is a great place for public skating. But be advised that you will need to make reservations and bring your own equipment this winter.

Sledding fun in Colorado!

Other Outdoor Winter Activities

We love ice skating in the winter. It is a fantastic way to get outside and enjoy the fresh mountain air. But there are so many other outdoor winter activities in Colorado for families to enjoy.

A few of our other favorite outdoor winter activities include:

Still not sure what to do for fun in Colorado this winter? Be sure to check out our extensive list of things to do with kids in Colorado.

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Liana Moore

Liana Moore is a third-culture kid with a hangover from those days that is a severe case of wanderlust. She is more comfortable driving the cliffs of Amalfi, Italy or the dirt roads of Costa Rica or attempting to decipher the street signs of Osaka, Japan than navigating the theme parks of Disney World. But she loves it all. She doesn't believe a vacation is complete without an adventure. Her husband and kids know well that "adventure" often is code for mishap or challenge and it usually results in a good story. They seek outdoor experiences whether in the mountains, on a beach or in the jungle of a tropical country. Her favorite vacation is... all the ones she hasn't yet taken, as well as those she plans on taking again. And, that list is so, so long. But she continues to extensively explore her home state of Colorado, spends lots of time wandering Texas, California, New Mexico, Costa Rica, Mexico, Norway and has even explored Kazakhstan.

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  • December 28, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Good information for families.


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