Outdoor Community Ice Rinks

Starting Saturday, January 15, 2022, one of the two free community outdoor skating rinks is officially open.  The second rink still requires additional preparation, so please stay off until designated activity hours are posted.

The magic of backyard skating glides into Howelsen Hill when the volleyball are converted into two outdoor lighted oval ice sheets for the upcoming winter season.

Public skate, figure skating and hockey will be provided on the new outdoor sheets, managed by the Howelsen Ice Complex staff. The rinks will utilize the current lighting system during evening hours.

Hours of Operation

Daily7AM to 9AM
5PM to 10PM
1 Outdoor Community Ice Rink
Now Open

The city will install complete rink system including liners, brackets, sideboards and other accessories from NiceRink, a Wisconsin fourth-generation, family-owned business that’s been around for nearly 70 years creating frozen traditions and memories.

For additional information, please review the Howelsen Community Ice Rinks FAQ Sheet

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Ice Rink Rules

Outdoor Ice Rink Signage - Welcome Sign 4X6

Outdoor Ice Rink Signage - Rules Sign 4X6

Support the Rinks

The project is possible primarily due to generous contributions and donations from numerous individuals and sponsors. However, if the community would like to support this new winter capital project or other Ice Complex capital projects, donations are being accepted through the Howelsen Capital Improvement Fund: Ice Arena, housed at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF). 

Donations can be made through the YVCF online portal or by check and can be mailed or dropped off at the Howelsen Ice Complex or the YVCF office. 

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