Acacia Park hosts Skate in the Park each year in downtown Colorado Springs. Special events are held throughout the season, so it’s always a charming time out with your family. Donated in 1871 by the founding father of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer, the park has ample picnic tables, a playground, and the must-see Uncle Wilber fountain.
Bob and Kat Tudor, the artists behind the fountain, designed the whimsical piece to appeal to all ages. It has a simple blue dome that rises 15 feet every 15 minutes, revealing a musician playing the tuba and his pet monkey.
Winter Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Winters in Acacia Park are ushered in with the grand opening of a family-friendly ice rink. Just minutes away from downtown, and the rink is open to locals and visitors of all ages. It boasts beautiful lighting and holiday music, creating a picturesque backdrop for a fun-filled daytime or evening activity.
Skate in the Park is open from daily mid-December until the end of February, however, make sure to check the hours as they vary. Children under four are free when accompanied by a paying adult. New skaters are in luck too, as the rink offers “Bobby the Seal” skate aids that help newbies stay steady on their skates. Requiring a minimal entrance fee, the park is great for the entire family.
Additional activities at the rink include adult pond hockey and ice bumper cars. Special events are hosted at the rink as well, such as themed nights, live music, hockey tournaments, food vendors, and perhaps one or two visits from Santa. For convenient parking, head to the Bijou/Cascade Garage.
Address: Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
Season: mid-December – January | Hours vary
Cost: Admission | Children under 4 free with paying adult