A deep freeze returns to the Howelsen Ice Complex as it starts the process to reopen five weeks earlier than previously planned, now scheduled for Monday, August 10, due to partnership with the Steamboat Stampede Youth Hockey Association (SSYHA).
Originally scheduled to open September 14, the city reached an agreement with SSYHA which will allow the rink to reopen for private and organizational rentals only.
In the meantime, the rink has not been idle. It was first used as the potential overflow facility for the Routt County Emergency Operations Center. SSYHA offered several outdoor hockey clinics and camps over the past few months, and most recently, the rink has been utilized by High Altitude Basketball hosting indoor basketball camps
Howelsen Ice Complex is one of the only ice facility in Colorado to offer Bumper-Cars-On-Ice. The facility offers Public Skate, Stick & Puck, and Drop-In Hockey for all ages and ability levels.
This Olympic size rink also hosts a variety of adult and youth hockey and skating programs, as well as hockey and figure skating camps. Regardless of age, interest, or skill level, Howelsen Ice Complex can accommodate your needs. From figure skating to hockey leagues, broomball to bumper cars, birthday parties to hockey tournaments, private rentals to public skating sessions, there is something for everyone!
Howelsen Ice Complex is home to the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association, Steamboat Springs High School Sailors Hockey Team and the Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Club.