There are many things to do in Colorado. One of the winter activities visitors and locals can enjoy is ice skating at local rinks. Often, skaters want the feel of an old-time outdoor ice skating rink, but they can be hard to find. Luckily, one such skating rink can be found in Historic Downtown Louisville, Colo.
WinterSkate Old Fashioned Outdoor Ice Skating
Beginning the first week of November, WinterSkate Old Fashioned Outdoor Ice Skating Rink will be open for its annual winter activities. Of course, the most popular winter activity on the list is outdoor ice skating. Put on some warm clothes and head to Historic Downtown Louisville to join in the festivities. The 6,500-square-foot ice skating rink will be open through the first of February, giving visitors plenty of time to perfect their ice skating techniques.
When you are ice skating at WinterSkate, take a break to enjoy another winter activity that sends you back in time. What could this be? A free horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets. Carriage rides will begin after Thanksgiving and will continue through the first of January on Fridays and Saturdays only. On rare occasions, visitors may find that the carriage will be running on a Sunday.
Skaters will enjoy fresh air and holiday music while they skate. When skaters begin to feel a little cold, they can grab something from the concession stand and sit for a spell underneath a covered seating area. For those who want to take a group to the ice skating rink or hold a party, call 303-449-3137. Nearby parking is free. During hours of operation, contact the ice skating rink by calling 303-604-1010.
Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch Ice Skating
Outdoor ice skating is open as early as October at Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch in Colorado. Enjoy the crisp winter air as you ice skate along one of the two ponds available. Ice skating hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the week.
A restaurant and lounge overlooks the outdoor ice skating pond for visitors to sit back, relax, eat some deliciously warm food and keep an eye on the skaters. For skaters who don’t want to leave the pond but find themselves hungry, Big Bear Pavilion offers snacks, drinks and games until you’re ready to hit the ice again.
Prices are $10 for children and $15 for adults and requires a Beaver Meadows Resort Ranch Activity Pass to be allowed on the ice. If you’d like to rent ice skates, there is an additional $5 charge. Other winter activities at the ranch include snow tubing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sleigh riding and much more. For more information, call 800-462-5870.