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!


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

Shinny Adult 3v3 Hockey Tournament! Shinny AM games take place 8:30-10:30 a.m. and Shinny PM games take place 9:15-10:15 p.m.


Nov. 9Skate in the Park opens4-10pm
Nov. 16Grand Opening! Free skating5-10pm
Nov. 17CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. Tree Lighting with family-friendly activities, sponsored by Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services.
Get $1 off if you turn in your coloring sheet.
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 admission but registration required. Register here. (rink opens to public at 1 pm)11am-1pm
Dec. 21Skate with Matilda, sponsored by the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College4-6pm
Jan. 3Free Skate 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

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