Vail Colorado Ice Skating

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Ice Skating

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.

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  • Vail ice rinks are open November through April.  
  • 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 $10 and adults are $15; 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.