Let’s veer off the beaten path of skiing and snowboarding for a moment and dive into another family-friendly activity that Summit County has to offer: ice skating! Nestled amidst the stunning peaks of the Rockies, Summit County isn’t just a haven for slope seekers—it’s also a perfect destination for families looking to create magical winter memories. With slopeside rinks to frozen ponds and lakes, Summit County offers an array of spots for families to bond and glide together. So, dust off those skates, bundle up, and discover the joy of ice skating in this snowy mountain wonderland!

Peak 8 Ice Rink


Located at the Grand Colorado on Peak 8, the Peak 8 Ice Rink can be seen before exiting the gondola at the Peak 8 base area. Take in the mountain views and watch the gondola roll by while you learn to skate with the family! Grab a warm drink at Ullr Cafe and warm up by the rink-side fire.

  • Location: 1627 Ski Hill Road
  • Hours: Daily, 1-6 p.m.; weather dependent
  • Admission: $12 with own skates
  • Skate Rentals: $20 (includes rental and admission)

Stephen C. West Ice Arena


The Stephen C. West Arena offers ice skating, hockey, games, and events for the entire family! Public skating and hockey sessions are generally offered daily. This indoor rink is a great place for skaters of all abilities and experience levels. Try out ice skating, hockey, or even curling! The arena is fully equipped with rental equipment. Afterward, take a stroll to our world-famous troll, Isak Hearthstone, whose trail begins at the edge of the parking lot.

  • Location: 0189 Boreas Pass Road
  • Hours: Daily, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Admission: $12 adults, $9.50 child
  • Skate Rentals: $6 (figure or hockey skates available)

Dercum Square


The Dercum Square Ice Rink is in the heart of River Run Village at Keystone Resort, just a short skip from the gondola. This ice rink offers skating day and night! Enjoy the festive atmosphere in Dercum Square with beverages and light refreshments available for purchase to enjoy by the fire!

  • Location: 100 Dercum Square, Keystone, CO 80435
  • Hours: Daily 1-8 p.m.; Special hours December 16-January 7: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Admission: Pricing unlisted
  • Skate Rentals: Rentals available, pricing unlisted

Keystone Lake Ice Rink


Glide and twirl around Keystone’s 5-acre lake directly behind the Keystone Lodge. Skate rentals are available on-site, as well as beginner-friendly training stands, hockey gear, and child pull sleds. There is an on-site Adventure Center that is perfect for warming up. Enjoy a full snack bar, indoor arcade, and lounge area.

  • Location: Decatur Road, Keystone, CO 80435
  • Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Skate Rentals: Rentals available, pricing unlisted

West Lake

Copper Mountain

The West Lake Ice Rink is located in the Center Village of Copper Mountain Resort and is surrounded by restaurants and shops. It is typically open daily during the winter season, and skate rentals are available at City Pop. There is also broomball and hockey equipment available for free. Roast a marshmallow and warm up next to the fire pit, then get the whole family back on the ice for a hockey game! Don’t miss the hot made-to-order donuts at Sugar Lips Mini Donuts, located next to the rink!

  • Location: Copper Mountain Resort Center Village; 509 Copper Road, Frisco, CO 80443
  • Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Skate Rentals: Available at City Pop for $14

Dillon Reservoir


Enjoy the great outdoors and stunning winter vistas at the Dillon Reservoir Community Ice Rink! Located on Lake Dillon at the Dillon Marina, the community ice rink is free and open to the public from sun up to sun down. This large outdoor area is 136 feet long and 70 feet wide, with sweeping views of the frozen lake and the Tenmile and Gore Ranges. This is as close as you can get to wild ice with the safety of a maintained rink. No rentals are available on-site, so bring your own if you have them!

  • Location: Dillon Marina, 150 Marina Drive, Dillon, CO 80435
  • Hours: Dawn to dusk
  • Admission: Free
  • Skate Rentals: Unavailable on location

North Pond


Our neighbors in Silverthorne offer a maintained outdoor ice rink at North Pond Park! This pond is open to the public just north of town for free use from dawn until dusk. Limited options for rental skates are available on-site, so visitors and users are encouraged to bring their own if possible. Although this outdoor rink offers limited amenities, there is a warming hut for you to rest and warm up in between laps!

  • Location: 108 Hamilton Creek Road, Silverthorne, CO 80498
  • Hours: Dawn to dusk
  • Admission: Free
  • Skate Rentals: Limited options are available

Meadow Creek Pond


Meadow Creek Pond, located just behind Walmart in Frisco, is now open for free public skating from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. and is lit after dark. The pond is maintained and cleared of snow, but natural ice conditions should be expected by users. The ice on the pond is measured to be at least 6 inches thick, but skaters are always advised to skate at their own risk, and no rentals or amenities are available on site. Enjoy Meadow Creek Pond for an off-the-beaten-path experience away from crowds!

  • Location: 828 Meadow Drive, Frisco, CO 80443
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Skate Rentals: Unavailable on site

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