Feel the rush of the brisk mountain air on your cheeks at one of Winter Park and Fraser Valley’s ice skating rinks for a fun wintertime activity with the family. We’ve listed our top three picks for ice-skating in the valley below.
Check out the newest ice skating rink in Winter Park, right in the center of the Village at Winter Park Resort. This outdoor ice rink has a great ambiance, with trees covered in lights, skiers coming down the mountain in the background and the activity of the surrounding Village restaurants and shops.
The rink is open daily between 10 am – 10 pm and ice skates can be rented from the Village Rental store located a short walk away across from Starbucks. Rates for rentals vary between morning (10am – 3pm) and evening hours (3pm -9pm). Adult skates are $8/$10, kids are $6/$8, and a Family Package for two adults and two kids is $18/$29.
Take part in free lessons daily from 4-5pm, too. Just register by 3pm at the Village Rental store for the lesson.
This is the most centrally located ice skating rink in the area is right next door to the shops and restaurants of Cooper Creek Square. It’s also outdoors, but partially covered, as it occupies a space in the free parking garage downtown. You can ice skate to music playing through their speakers and non-skaters can warm their hands by the fire at the outdoor fire pit just a few feet away. Skating is free at the Cooper Creek Square rink; you just need to rent or bring your own skates. Ice skate rentals are available at two nearby shops: the Viking Lodge Rental shop (970-726-8885) at the corner next to the stoplight or at the Christy Sports shop (970-726-4708) in the lower level of Cooper Creek Square.
There is a great, ice skating rink is just outside of Fraser next to the Fraser Ball Fields (on County Rd 5). The partially-covered rink has a warming hut with skate rentals and concessions available during open-skate hours. Or, check out the schedule and come watch the county’s hockey team practice.
To find the Fraser Recreation Ice Rink, follow Hwy 40 /Main Street west through downtown Winter Park and all the way through Fraser. Look for the blue sign for County Road 5 and take a left. You’ll see the baseball diamonds on the right. Take right onto the road about 100 yards down that takes you to the parking area.