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Temporary Outdoor Ice RinkTo Be Installed Downtown

The Town of Estes Park is beginning to install a temporary ice rink in a portion of the East Riverside parking lot, located at Elkhorn Avenue and East Riverside Drive. The installation will be complete in the days prior to Thanksgiving. It is expected to operate through February. The Town is planning to partner with the Estes Valley Recreation and Parks District to operate the rink and ice skate rentals. Now through February, approximately half of the East Riverside parking lot will be closed to accommodate the ice rink.

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.”

Facility details including prices, hours of operation, skate rentals and more will be shared with the community once they are available.

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