Ice rinks open around Boulder
As winter quickly approaches the time has come to pull out the ice skates and find an outdoor ice rink for some cheap winter fun.
There are multiple places to choose from when looking for a day of skating. Here are some places around the Boulder area from getboulder.com:
The Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza
This ice rink is located one block off the Pearl Street Mall at 1801 13th Street between Canyon and Walnut and is the closest outdoor ice rink in the CU area.
The Ice Rink offers lessons, rentals and discount days through the season. It opens on November 16.
Tickets are $5 and only $3 on Wednesdays.
To learn more, visit their Web site.
Located a little farther away at the Steinbaugh Pavilion at 824 Front St. in downtown Louisville, The Pavilion’s Winterskate is another great outdoor skating area with over 6,500 square feet of ice.
Winterskate has rentals, concessions, group discount rates, holiday music, free parking and free horse-drawn carriage rides.
This location is already open for the season and a second location also opens up on Nov. 17 at Flatirons. Tickets are $5.
For more information, click here.
Neaderland Ice Rink
For people looking for a little drive as well as an outdoor ice rink, Nederland is the place to go.
Nederland’s Ice Rink serves as tennis courts during the summer and is transformed by volunteers into a place to skate for the winter.
This location does not have much in the way of rentals, so it is best to bring up skates.
Tickets are $9.
For directions from Boulder, click here.
For more information, visit their Web site.
Wherever people choose to go, there are a variety of reasons students get excited about the rinks opening up.
Some students look at skating as a competitive sport more than a leisure activity.
“I like that skating (can be) a challenging sport with the potential if done correctly to appear easy and that it’s something unique and different that not everyone can do,” said Libby Boscoe, 18, a freshman open-option major.
Other students enjoy the activity for more recreational purposes.
“It’s really fun to be with all your friends and do an activity that you normally can’t do,” said Marilyn Spitz, 20, a sophomore advertising major. “It’s cheap, it’s fun and it’s active. It is fun to make a fool of yourself.”
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