Grab a hot cocoa and enjoy the Vail Valley's three adorable outdoor rinks, including a Bavarian-styled rink in Lionshead village, and a world-class indoor rink offering public skates and lessons.
- Vail ice rinks are open November through April.
- Admission fees run $2-14.
- Skate rentals cost $3-8.
- Admission fees include rentals at Alderhof and Black Family rinks.
- Burn off calories with an after-dinner skate at Alderhof or Black Family, which are adjacent to several great restaurants.
With several quaint outdoor rinks and a full-size indoor arena, leisurely Vail ice skating is the perfect complement to fast-paced on-mountain activities.
Where to go
- Dobson Ice Arena
Dobson Ice Arena holds open skating at varying times Friday through Monday and Wednesday. Rentals are $3 and admission is $6 for adults, $5 for kids and $2 for ages four and under.
- Alderhof Ice Rink
Located in Bavarian-inspired Lionshead Village at the base of Vail Mountain, beautiful Alderhof is open daily from 1-9 PM late November through mid-April. Rentals are available.
- Black Family Ice Rink
Right in Beaver Creek Village, Black Family opens daily from 6-9 PM November to April. Kids 12 and under cost $8 and adults are $14; pay $5 with your own skates.
- Nottingham Lake
This naturally freezing lake in Avon usually opens in mid-December from 12-8 PM. Rentals cost $8; admission is free.
Dobson Ice Arena offers private ice skating lessons. Students pay for ice time and instructor fees.