Frequently Asked Questions

We are pleased to announce the return of the Downtown Denver Rink presented by Southwest in 2021!


Entry is free! Skate rentals are $7 for kids 12 & under and $9 for adults 13 & older.  Purchase your season pass at the Rink for $35 for kids 12 and under and $50 for adults. Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates.

2021 – 2022 Downtown Denver Rink Presented by Southwest Hours

When is the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park open?

In 2021, the Downtown Denver Rink Presented by Southwest will be open daily from November 24th-February 20th.  Specific hours can be found on the homepage of

Nov. 24 – Dec. 24

Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 7 pm*
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
*Thanksgiving 11/25: 11 am-6 pm
*Christmas Eve 12/24: 10 am-6 pm

Dec. 25 – Jan. 9

Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm*
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm*
*Christmas Day 12/25: 11 am-6 pm
*New Year’s Eve 12/31: 10 am-11pm

Jan. 10 – Feb. 20

Monday – Thursday: 12 pm – 5 pm*
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm*
*MLK Jr. Day 1/17: 11 am – 6 pm
*Super Bowl Sunday 2/13: 11am-3pm

Is the Downtown Denver Rink still open if it snows?

We will make every attempt to have the Rink open every day. In the case of a heavy snowstorm, we may have a delayed open or need to close the Rink if conditions are unsafe. You may contact the rink hotline at (303) 825-6787 for updates on weather delays or closures.

Is parking available at the Downtown Denver Rink?

There are 3 parking garages in the vicinity of the Downtown Denver Rink.

  • Writer’s Square
  • Tabor Center
  • 1515 Arapahoe Building

All three garages enter on Lawrence Street between 15th and 17th.

What size skates do you have available?

We have regular single blade skates as well as double blades for younger beginning skaters. Below is the current size breakdown:

Double Blade Child Skate Sizes:  8-13

Single Blade Child Skate sizes: 9-13

Single Blade Junior Skate Sizes: 1-4

Adult Skate Sizes: 5-14

What should we bring?

Every skater needs to bring socks! We suggest bringing multiple pairs, or one pair of thick, warm socks. We also recommend wearing a pair of gloves or mittens while skating.

How much does it cost to skate?

Skate Rentals for adults are $9 and $7 for kids 12 and under. Bring your own pair and skate for free!

Do you offer discounts for large groups?

If you are bringing a large group of over 30 people and paying for skate rentals all at once, you will receive a $1 off each rental. Please contact us at so we can alert our staff of your group.

What type of payment does the Downtown Denver Rink accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. We do not accept cash or check.

Do you offer Skating Lessons?

Yes! Free Learn to Skate lessons are offered every Saturday 9 am-10 am.

Can we rent the Downtown Denver Rink for a private event?

Yes. You can reserve the Rink outside of normal business hours to host private events and parties. The Rink will provide the venue as well as house music for your event.  Please contact us for more information at

Is there a place to lock our items up while skating?

Yes! You can use a locker and key for free with a valid ID. Please note that lockers are limited and available on a first come first serve basis.

Can we bring our own food & beverages?

Food and beverages are available for purchase at our concessions onsite.

Are tables available at the rink?

There are a number of tables and benches in the park and at the rink to use.

Do we have to sign a waiver?

Every skater must put on a wristband waiving liability before taking the ice.

Wristband language reads as:

Assumption of Risk and Release. I am aware that ice skating involves inherent risks, dangers and hazards which can result in serious personal injury or death.  I hereby freely assume and accept any and all known and unknown risks of injury while skating at this ice rink and release owner, its management company, sponsors, their affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns from any liability whatsoever for bodily injury or property damage resulting from any negligent acts and omissions in the design, operation, supervision and maintenance of the ice rink.  By wearing this wristband, I am agreeing to be bound by its terms.