Editor’s note, 1/13/20: This story has been updated with 2020 fares and information.
Whether it’s 60 degrees and sunny or a brisk 32 on an overcast day, there’s fun to be had on the ice, and the metro area offers a handful of outdoor skating options. Many of these rinks are open through February, and they’re great for beginners and experts alike; so bundle up and get ready for a fun-filled day on the ice.
Skate under a canopy of lights and enjoy entertainment throughout the season. Admission price includes skate rental. There is a one-hour skate limit per admission. Open through January 26, hours vary. $9.50 adult, $7.50 age 12 and under, free age two and under. 464 S. Teller St., Lakewood.
Skyline Park is home to the Downtown Denver Rink, where families can skate under the Daniels & Fisher tower. Bring your own skates or rent a pair ($7 age 12 and under, $9 adults). Children 12 and under skate for free (rentals and all) every Sunday, and free skating lessons are offered every Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Open through February 16, hours vary. 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver.
Historic Downtown Louisville celebrates the winter season with an old-fashioned ice skating rink through February 17. Admission includes complimentary skates; bring your own skates and receive $5 off admission. Save with a Family 4-Pack or Frequent Skater Punch Card and enjoy multiple visits. $10 adult, $9 age 12 and under, $4 age three and under. 824 Front St., Louisville.
Stapleton’s new seasonal rink was created with the intentional illusion of stepping onto a frozen pond. The rink will be open through February 17, hours vary. The ice is maintained by hand with water and squeegees to ensure a smooth, glossy surface. 8260 E. Northfield Blvd., Denver.
Southlands’ seasonal skating rink, The Pond, offers skate aids for kids new to the ice and is centrally located with plenty to keep the family entertained post-skating. Bring your own skates or rent a pair for $2.50. Open through February 2, hours vary. $8.50 age four and up, $3.50 age three and under. Receive half-price admission every Tuesday in January. 6155 S. Main St., Aurora.
Spend a few hours skating around The Cube ice rink at The Streets at SouthGlenn. 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. Open through February 29, hours vary. $7 adults, $4 ages four to 12, free age three and under; $3 skate rental. 6991 S. Vine St., Centennial.