Want to have fun with your friends and family outside this winter? How about doing that without having to drive up I-70 to the mountains. Those of us in East County can enjoy ice skating outdoors in Downtown Louisville. It’s quick drive for some quality outdoor fun.
Downtown Louisville Ice Skating Rink is located at the Steinbaugh Pavilion. This area is transformed by Boulder Creek each season to become an outdoor ice skating rink! Its a small, informal space where you can enjoy outdoor fun throughout the winter months. Skating is open from November through February each year.
Our family went to the rink on one of the days off of school. We were not the only ones who had this brilliant idea. When we got there we found that the place was packed! Everyone was out on the ice having a grand time. Almost too much fun… with all the kids racing back and forth it was more a free-for-all. But life is like that with kids around anyway, and it makes things more fun. Plus, with everyone there we got the additional advantage of meeting up with our friends!
Note hat this rink is more of a friendly, fun place to meet friends and play. It’s not big enough for ice hockey and they don’t have a Zamboni. That means the ice s a bit ruff and not ideal for pirouettes. But don’t let that stop you! Sometimes things that aren’t perfect are actually quite fun.
If you have your own ice skates, then lucky you, because the price is just $5 to play around on the ice. If you need to rent skates, it is just $9 for adults and $8 for children. Kids under 3 years old can rent skates for just $4, or they can run around on the ice in their snow boots! It’s up to you based on their ability (and your patience).
The downtown Louisville Ice Skating Rink is the perfect outdoor winter activity for friends and family. Take a day off or go on the weekends and enjoy the amazing ice!