Outdoor Community Ice Rinks

The Howelsen Community Outdoor Ice Rinks are closed for the season. Thank you to everyone who helped support this initiative and came out and skated with us this season!

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The magic of backyard skating glides into Howelsen Hill when the tennis courts 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 tennis court’s current lighting system during evening hours.

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.

For additional information, please review the Howelsen Community Ice Rinks FAQ Sheet

Hours of Operation 

Day of the WeekHours of Operation
MondayCLOSED for Maintenance
Tuesday - Sunday7 AM to 9 AM
5 PM to 10 PM
The Howelsen Outdoor Community Ice Rinks will CLOSE for the season on Sunday, February 28. 


Ice Rink Rules

Outdoor Ice Rink Signage - Welcome Sign 4X6

Outdoor Ice Rink Signage - Rules Sign 4X6


Support the Rinks

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.