Frequently Asked Questions

To have the best experience, read the commonly asked questions below.

When is the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park open?

The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park is open daily from November 20th-February 3rd.

November 20 –  December 24

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Thanksgiving: 11am – 6pm
Christmas: 10am – 6pm

December 25 – January 7

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm*
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Christmas Day: 11am-6pm
New Year’s Eve: 10am – 11pm

January 8 – February 3

Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 5pm*
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 11am – 6pm

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 $8 and $6 for kids 12 and under. Bring your own pair and skate for free! Kids 12 and under skate for free every Sunday.

Do you offer discounts for large groups?

We do not provide discounts for large groups, but please contact us at rink@downtowndenver.com 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, as well as cash and checks. 

Do you offer Skating Lessons?

Yes! Free Learn to Skate lessons are offered every Saturday 9am – 10am (with skate rental fee).

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. Guests are welcome to bring food and beverage, excluding alcohol. The cost is $500 per hour. Please contact Katie Toney at ktoney@downtowndenver.com to book your private event!

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?

Yes, you may bring food and drinks (non-alcoholic). There are also a number of restaurants near the rink that you can go to for a warm beverage or meal.

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.