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
7AM 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.
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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