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.
Acacia Park was 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 a 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. Acacia Park is just minutes away from downtown, and the rink is open to locals and visitors of all ages. The rink 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 November until the end of January/February (depending on the weather). The rink is usually open between 11am and 10pm, though the schedule varies. Children under four are free with paid adult. Rentals are available at the rink. Experience the magic of outdoor ice skating in Colorado.
New skaters are in luck too, as the rink offers “Bobby the Seal” skate aids that help newbies stay steady on their skates. There is a fee to access the ice rink, around ten dollars per person, which includes ice skate rentals. Children under 4 are free with an adult.
Convenient parking is recommended at Bijou/Cascade Garage. The park is located within the beautiful Acacia Park. Each winter, 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.
Address: Acacia Park, 115 E Platte Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
Season: mid November thru January