Thousands of special events and activities take place Downtown every year, most produced by a wide variety of civic and cultural organizations. Downtown Partnership, through its charitable arm Downtown Ventures, produces several of its own programs specifically designed to lure more people Downtown for arts, culture, learning and exploring.

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Skate in the Park

November 9, 2018

Skate in the Park is open!

  • Admission, $10 per person, includes skates
  • Children 4 and under free with paid adult
  • $1 off with Military ID
  • Located at Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. (map)
  • Easy parking in the BIjou/Cascade garage
  • See below for group rates or private events


Don’t miss these special events hosted by our various sponsors!

Nov. 9Skate in the Park opens4-10pm
Nov. 16Grand Opening! Free skating5-10pm
Nov. 17Tree Lighting with family-friendly activities, sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. Get $1 off if you turn in your coloring sheet. Download here.4:30-6:30pm
Dec. 9Broncos Skate, $1 off admission if you wear orange/blue, sponsored by Insurance TechnologiesAll Day
Dec. 15Learn to Skate with U.S. Figure Skating, free admission4-6pm
Dec. 21Skate with Matilda, sponsored by the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College4-6pm
Jan. 3Skate with Team USA with U.S. Figure Skating4-6pm
Jan. 4Ugly Sweater/Funny Hat Skate, $1 off admission if you wear an ugly holiday sweater or funny hat, sponsored by UC Health5-7pm
Jan. 5Skate with the Tigers, skate with members of the CC Tigers Hockey Team4:30-6:30pm
Jan. 21Last Chance Skate11am-10pm


Acacia Park Skate in the Park: (719) 385-6521 or Sertich Ice Center: (719) 385-5983

Group rates and Private events

Group rates are available for groups of ten or more. Cost is $9 per person if booked at least one week in advance. Contact Pam for info, 719-385-6009.

For private events, contact Andrew, 719-385-6055 or Cost is $650 for two hours, includes skates and exclusive use of rink. Download info.

New in 2018, Shinny tournament

Register for the Shinny Adult 3v3 Hockey Tournament! details.

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First Friday Downtown

December 1, 2018

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Downtown Walking Tours

December 2, 2018

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34th Annual Trees of Life

Sat Nov 17 2018 at 5:00 pm
Provide loved ones' names at the event and they will be read around in remembrance. We will have music and refreshments available. For more ways to participate, click here. Special thank you to Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and our generous sponsors for their support.

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YOT Club's 22nd Annual Holiday Benefit

Sat Nov 17 2018 at 7:00 pm
This year’s YOT club beneficiaries are:
  • Will Rogers Elementary School (D-11) - about 375 kids, a Title 1 school where over 80% are documented as being on free or reduced lunch
  • Stockings for Kids - 350 stockings to be filled with books, and all the monies raised from the event through sponsorship, door prize, silent auction, and your individual entry donation will go towards supporting Early Connections Learning Centers and Southern Colorado YFC.
Please be sure to RSVP and "Like" our official YOT Club Page at and visit us at **Attire: Black Tie Optional - Think “Prom for Adults” **This event is 21+ Only About Us: The YOT Club, which stands for TOY spelled backward, was founded in 1997 by a small group of young professionals in Colorado Springs and has grown into something bigger than anyone could have ever imagined. To simply state, we are an annual Holiday Benefit that enriches the lives of many youths in Southern Colorado through a very fun and elaborate evening full of Creative and Live Entertainment, Aerial Performances Door Prizes, Silent Auction, and so much more! The YOT Club has hosted 21-holiday benefits and has collected more than 27,000 new toys and books for worthy schools, organizations and charities, as well as contributed to multiple scholarship funds. The YOT Club’s tagline, “A Voyage for Children” represents its goal of supporting area youth through community partnership. This year's 501c3's include: Early Connection's Learning Centers - Their Mission: To provide high quality, comprehensive early care and education for ALL children. As the oldest nonprofit child care organization in Colorado, they have been delivering comprehensive, high-quality, affordable early childhood care and education to children from families of limited means in the Pikes Peak Region since 1897. They are proud to be a leader in the field and setting the standard for high quality early learning. Southern Colorado YFC: The YOT club is a non-faith based event or affiliation, though we have found an extraordinary partnership with Southern Colorado Youth for Christ as they help the often "forgotten" youth of COS. YFC has been coming along-side youth in the juvenile justice systems and their families in El Paso County for over seventeen years. Because of their long-standing partnership with the YOT Club, they are better able to provide Holiday Gifts for local youth who will not be “home for Christmas”.

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2018 Colorado Springs African Marketplace

Sat Nov 17 2018 at 12:00 pm
The Pre-Kwanzaa African Marketplace features a variety of African/African American craft persons, organizations, professionals, businesses, artists & merchants. Unique cultural art, clothing, and crafts will be available for purchase. Come and meet several members of dynamic community organizations and businesses and learn about their programs & services. This event is being presented by the Colorado Springs Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration Organization/Kuumba Cultural Collective of Southern Colorado.

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16th Annual Holiday Dinner Dance

Sat Nov 17 2018 at 5:00 pm
The Holiday Dinner Dance is an evening of dinner, dancing, and holiday cheer for community members age 55 and over.  Thanks to the Senior Resource Council, Rocky Mountain PACE, New Century Big Band, and generous event and table sponsors, this event is provided free of charge to all attendees.

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