The City of Colorado Springs, in collaboration with Downtown Colorado Springs, is pleased to announce the return of ice skating in Acacia Park (115 East Platte Avenue). Skate in the Park presented by Academy Bank is open to the public Friday (Nov. 9) to Jan. 21, 2019. The only outdoor rink in the area, Skate in the Park will host its grand opening celebration, including free public skating, on Nov. 16, followed by a tree lighting ceremony and visit from Santa on Nov. 17. Other special events will be held throughout the season.
Nov. 16 (5-10 p.m.): Grand Opening Celebration Free public skating, including skate rentals, offered from 5-10 p.m.
Nov. 17 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Visit The tree will be lit by Santa at 5:30 p.m. Other activities include live music, courtesy of the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale; a photo booth; and kid-friendly activities. This event is FREE to attend; however, ice skating, which includes skate rental, is $10. Anyone who downloads and returns a completed coloring sheet to the event will receive $1 off ice skating on Nov. 17. The sheet can be downloaded from DowntownCS.com/skate.
Skate in the Park Admission and Hours
Admission is $10 per skater and includes skates. Children 4 and under are free with a paid adult. A $1 discount is available for patrons with a valid Military ID. Hours vary, and a full schedule, including special activities, is available at DowntownCS.com/skate. Private events and group rates are also available.
Several themed activities will be offered throughout the season, including the opportunity to share the ice with members of U.S. Figure Skating and the Colorado College Tigers ice hockey team. For the first time, a Shinny Tournament for adults ages 18 and older will also be offered. Tournament details can be found here: coloradosprings.gov/sertich-ice-center/page/hockey-sertich-ice-center. Check the site for more special events.