Winter Fun

Winter Fun Activities

Winter Fun Activities and Things to Do in Summit County, Colorado

summit county winter funSummit County has winter fun for the whole family. You are able to go ice skating and even play hockey outdoors on frozen lakes. If mom and dad would like to dine out and leave the little ones to have some fun, then drop them off at Kid’s Night Out. The county has a number of sledding hills that are perfect for small children as well as older kids and adventurous adults. High Country Activities has much more fun to offer, check out what events are scheduled in all of the local Summit County towns and resorts.

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Ice Skating

ice skating keystone coTown of Breckenridge Stephen C. West Ice Arena
This is the only indoor ice rink in the county, and there is also an outdoor sheet of ice, weather permitting. The rink is located on Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge, next to the historic Boreas Pass trains, and has public skating times and times for public hockey for both the indoor and outdoor rinks as well as skate rentals. EZ Skate Aids are free for beginner skaters.

Reservations are required for Winter 2020 – 2021

Cost / Rink Admission: $8 Adult 18-59, $6 Youth 17 & Under & Senior 60+, $22 Family Admission (2 Adults and 2 Children), $35 Family Admission (2 Adults and 2 Children with skates), $10 Public Hockey (includes stick and puck)
Cost / Skate Rental: $4 Toddler Size 6 to Adult Size 13
Cost / Hockey Skate Rental : $4 Youth size 11 to Adult Size 12
Cost / Hockey: $2 Helmet, $3 Stick, $5 Hockey Equipment
Times: See Public Skating Schedule

Keystone Ice Rink
The ice rink at the Adventure Center in the Keystone Village is the largest Zamboni maintained outdoor rink in the United States and also puts up hockey boards for broomball and hockey. You are able to skate around the two festive trees in the middle of the ice or head to the hockey boards for a little pick up. Young children just learning to skate can use walkers or toddlers might want to take a ride in a sleigh pulled by a skater.

Cost / Rink Admission 2 hours: $15 Adult, $10 Student 5-17, $5 Child 4 and under
Cost / Rink Admission All Day: $20 Adult, $15 Student 5-17, $5 Child 4 and under
Cost / Skate Rental: $15 Adult, $10 Student 5-17, $5 Child 4 and under
Cost / Equipment Rentals 1 hour: $5 Sticks, $5 Sleds, $5 Trainer, $5 Stabilizer, $2 Pucks to rent, $5 Pucks to purchase
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 11/24/18 to 12/10/18 (ice dependent), 9 AM to 9 PM 12/11/18 (snow dependent) to early March 2019, times and dates dependent on ice conditions

Private Skating Lessons
Cost Half Hour: $30
Cost One Hour: $50

Important Notes: Children under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian before participating.

Dercum Square Ice Rink – Keystone
This rink is located just outside the River Run Village in Keystone and is smaller than the rink in the Lakeside Village. Skating is free and you can rent skates from the rental shop adjacent to the rink. If you would like to host a private skating party you are able to buyout the rink which includes skate rentals.

Cost / Skate Rental: $15 Adult ($12 Group 15+), $10 Child 12 and under ($8 Group 15+), $1500 Buyout
Time: 11 AM to 8 PM, 11/23/17 to April 2018, dates and times dependent on ice conditions

Important Notes: Children under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent/guardian before participating.

Maggie Pond – Breckenridge
This outdoor rink is weather dependent and is located between Main Street Station and the Village at Breckenridge at the intersection of Main Street and South Park Avenue. When it is open, skates can be rented from the Village at Breckenridge.

Meadow Creek Pond – Frisco
This ice rink is located behind Walmart in Frisco. You must have your own skates to use the pond. There is a great pavilion with a BBQ if you want to host a skating party.

North Pond – Silverthorne
Located in Silverthorne on the East side of Highway 9 just before the Elementary School, this is a huge frozen pond with a very new Warming Hut. You must have your own skates to use the pond.

Westlake at Copper Mountain

The frozen pond in the Village at Copper is open for ice skating from 10am to 9pm and skates can be rented for $10 from the Woodward Cage, dependent on ice conditions. Spend $40 in the Village at Copper’s restaurants or shops, Monday through Thursday and receive a FREE skate rental. Use of the hockey nets and broomball equipment is also no cost.


Kidtopia at Keystone Not available Winter 2020 – 2021

infographicKidtopiaKidtopia at Keystone offers daily events for children. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the River Run Plaza, have fun with arts and crafts at Kidtopia Headquarters in River Run, enjoy free cookies and skating to a DJ at the Dercum Square Ice Rink, join a Scavenger Hunt, meet the Keystone Avalanche dogs, watch the Riperoo Village Parade and fireworks, compete in a giant snowball launch, participate in a nature walk, and learn about the night skies with the Keystone Science School.

For more information Kidtopia Events 


Kids at Copper

babysitter frisco coKid’s Night Out
If mom and dad would like to dine at one of Copper Mountain’s wonderful restaurants without the little ones, then as long as you spend $30 per child in any of the outlets within the resort, your childcare is free. Child care is for children from potty-trained to twelve years old, Wednesday to Saturday, from 5:30 – 10 PM, and includes dinner (pizza and a beverage), movies and games for the children. Available 12/13/17 to 4/14/18.

This service is offered for a maximum of three hours and must be booked 48 hours in advance, same day reservations are on a space available basis.


sledding-breckenridge-co189There are several hills in Summit County for public sledding, as opposed to organized tubing. You must have your own sled to use these hills and they are not groomed or supervised. You do have to walk back up the hill after descending with no lift or magic carpet access. All hills are dependent on the amount of snowfall.
Carter Park
Breckenridge’s sledding hill is at Carter Park located at the end of High Street on the East side of Main Street, behind Breckenridge Elementary School. Turn onto Adams from Main Street and then right on High Street. Carter Park also has a Dog Park and public tennis courts as well as a Pavilion that may be rented for events.

Frisco Adventure Park
This small hill suitable for younger children is off the Nordic Center parking lot and attracts a lot of locals. Driving Directions.

Rainbow Park
The town of Silverthorne Recreation Center has two small hills on the playing fields behind the Recreation Center at 430 Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, CO 80498. There is also a children’s playground next to the smaller hill.

The steepest hill in the county is off Highway 6 on the way to Keystone, past the end of Lake Dillon with an entrance opposite the Dillon Cemetery. Coming from Dillon, if you reach the Summerwood development entrance you have gone too far. If you are coming from Keystone, pass Summerwood and take your next left. This one has a serious incline and you will get a work out walking up the hill.

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