Winter Wonderlands: 9 Must-Visit Outdoor Skating Rinks in Denver

BY Gabriela Reyes

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As winter settles in and the crisp chill sets, we’ve dusted off our coats, scarves, beanies, and mitts, embracing the season’s arrival. While the allure of snuggling indoors by a roaring fire is undeniable, Denver invites you to continue to partake in the great outdoors with a selection of enticing offerings. Immerse yourself in the festivities of the season with other local favorites at these locations like the holiday markets, relishing in the warmth of heated outdoor dining, and gliding into the spirit of the season on the numerous skating rinks scattered throughout the front range. Embrace the cool winter days with a few rounds with friends and family at these 9 rinks and be sure to check links for complete schedules. 

Arvada
Skating in the Square 

5726 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002

Monday – Wednesday: 3:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Thursday – Friday: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission includes skate rentals
Adults: $10
Kids (under 12): $7

Aurora
The Pond Ice Rink

6155 S Main St Suite 260, Aurora, CO 80016

Monday- Thursday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Admission: $14

Belmar
The RINK at Belmar

7337 W Alaska Dr, Lakewood, CO 80226

November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Thursday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

January 8, 2023 – January 28, 2024
Fridays: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturdays: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sundays: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Admission includes skate rental
Adult: $10.00
Child (12 Under): $8.00
Admission Only: $6.00 (brought own skates)
Military w/valid ID: $6.00
Seniors 65+ & Child Under 2: FREE

Cherry Creek
Halcyon on Ice

245 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206

Reserve your slot via Tock
Wednesdays – Fridays: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturdays 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sundays 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Admission
$15/person per hour
$150/up to 8 people, 2 hr Cabana

Downtown Denver
McGregor Skate

1901 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202

November 24 – January 7
Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

January 8 – February
Friday – Saturday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Admission
Adult Skate Rental + Admission: $15
Child Skate Rental + Admission: $9
Child Under 2: FREE
Admission Only (Bring Your Own Skates): $6
Senior 65+: FREE
Military Discount Skate Rental + Admission: $6 (must provide valid ID)

Downtown Denver Rink

1601 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80202

November 21 – December 24
Monday –Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday –Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

December 25 – January 9
Monday –Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday –Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

January 9 – February 11
Monday –Thursday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Admission
FREE with your own skates
Adult Skate Rentals: $11
Kids (12 & Under) Skate Rentals: $9
4th Grader Skate Rentals: FREE
Military & First Responders Skate Rentals: $7

DTC
Pindustry on Ice

7939 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM – Close
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – Close 

Admission
$5 skate rentals
$15 per hour on the ice

Louisville
Old Town Skate

824 Front St, Louisville, CO 80027

Monday – Wednesday: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Admission
$5 with your own skates
$10 with skate rental
Kids (4 and under) Free
5 visit punch card $45

Parker
Parker Ice Trail

20115 Mainstreet, Parker, CO 80138

Monday – Friday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Admission
Adult $10
Child (10 and under) $8
Skate Rental $4
4 Visit Pass $45 (admission & skate rental, shareable pass)
Season Pass $182

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gabriela Reyes

Gaby has been part of the Denver/Boulder food scene since 2015 when she moved to Colorado. While gradually losing her ability to eat due to six years of misdiagnosed food allergies, she became fascinated with the culinary scene. Gaby, aka The Restaurant Encyclopedia, has been DiningOut’s restaurant coordinator for food festivals since 2017 and joined the editorial team in 2022.

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