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Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Denver and Beyond

Treat your family to a fun day on the ice at one of these outdoor rinks.

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Chilly weather and festive lights signal the beginning of the ice skating season. Now that the rinks are officially open, take the family for a fun, wintry outing to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. These rinks are great for beginners and experts alike, so bundle up and get ready for a fun-filled day on the ice.

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

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Enjoy free ice skating in the heart of downtown Denver. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $2, or bring a book to donate to Children’s Hospital Colorado and receive free skate rentals. Children 12 and under skate free (rentals and all) every Sunday, and free skating lessons are offered every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to noon, and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., throughout the season. Enjoy live music at the rink every Friday night.

Dates: Through February 14, 2017

Times: Hours vary, check website

Location: 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: free to skate, $2 skate rentals (free with book donation)

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Website: downtowndenver.com

Downtown Louisville Winterskate

Historic Downtown Louisville celebrates the winter season with an old-fashioned ice skating rink complete with traditional holiday music and free horse-drawn carriage rides. Admission includes complimentary skates; bring your own skates and receive $4 off admission. Save with a Frequent Skater Punch Card and enjoy multiple visits.

Dates: Through February 2017

Times: Hours vary, check website

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Location: 824 Front St., Louisville

Cost: $4 age 3 and under, $8 ages 4-12, $9 adults

Website: bceproductions.com/winterskate

The Rink at Belmar

Skate under a canopy of lights and enjoy festive events and holiday entertainment throughout the season including Skate with Santa Saturdays and Pawoliday Pet Photos with Santa. Admission price includes skate rental; one-hour skate limit per admission.

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Dates: Through January 29, 2017

Times: Hours vary, check website

Location: 464 S. Teller St., Lakewood

Cost: $8 ages 3-12, $10 adult; $5 without rental

Website: belmarcolorado.com

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Downtown Boulder WinterSkate

The plaza next to Dushanbe Teahouse transforms into an old-fashioned winter wonderland of skating fun. Admission includes complimentary skates; bring your own skates and receive $4 off admission. Save with a Frequent Skater Punch Card and enjoy multiple visits.

Dates: Through February 2017

Times: Hours vary, check website

Location: 1780 13th St., Boulder

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Cost: $4 age 3 and under, $8 ages 4-12, $9 adults

Website: bceproductions.com/winterskate

The Pond at Southlands

This seasonal skating area offers skate aids for kids new to the ice and is centrally located with plenty to keep the family entertained post-skating.

Dates: Through February 26, 2017

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Times: Hours vary, check website

Location: 6155 S. Main St., Aurora

Cost: $4 age 3 and under, $9 age 4 and up; $3 skate rental

Website: shopsouthlands.com

The Cube at The Streets at Southglenn

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Enjoy festive entertainment while skating under twinkling holiday lights. Kids can skate with Santa on select evenings, check the website for dates. Planning on hitting the ice more than once this season? Pick up a Frequent Skater Card at Guest Services; skate four times and the fifth time is free.

Dates: Through January 29, 2017

Times: Hours vary, check website

Location: 6991 S. Vine St., Centennial

Cost: $4 ages 4-12,  $7 adults; $3 skate rental

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Website: shopsouthglenn.com

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