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News Ice Rink Officially Open

To celebrate the opening of Estes Park’s new, temporary ice rink, local officials and community members gathered for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting last Friday, Nov. 23, just prior to Catch the Glow festivities.

The Town of Estes Park and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District have partnered to offer this new activity to Estes Park residents and guests. Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham, Town Trustees and staff, Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Board President Ken Czarnowski and officials, and fellow community members came together to celebrate Estes Park’s newest recreation facility. Residents are now encouraged to bring their families and holiday guests downtown to tie on some skates and enjoy the ice!

Town Administrator Frank Lancaster commented, “We’re excited to have this new amenity for our residents and to attract guests to Estes Park during the winter.” The possibility of adding an ice rink has been discussed in the community for several years, including during the planning for Bond Park’s renovations. The Town was able to secure the lease of a temporary rink from the City of Fort Collins, which usually puts the rink in Old Town Fort Collins. Lancaster noted, “This is a great opportunity for us to try one out, and hopefully stimulate our winter economy.” Construction of the ice rink was managed by the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department.

The new ice rink can be found at 110 East Riverside Drive, southeast corner of Elkhorn Avenue and Riverside Drive.

Fees for ice skating are $2.00; skate rental $2.00.

The Ice Rink will be in operation now through mid-March – weather dependent.

Operating Hours

Saturdays: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sundays: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Additional hours

Thursdays & Fridays through 12/21/12-5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Christmas Vacation 12/22/12 through 1/6/13 (Closed Christmas Day)

Saturdays & Sundays regular operating hours

Mondays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

School Holidays

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King Day, 1/21/13

Presidents Day, 2/18/13

Park School District Parent Teacher Conferences, Friday, 2/23/13

Park School District Early Release Wednesdays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

12/12/12, 1/9/13, 1/23/13, 2/6/13, 2/20/13,3/6/13.

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