For those looking to get on some ice, Telluride has two public outdoor ice skating rinks and an indoor hockey arena that hosts regional and local hockey leagues.
- There are two ice rinks in Telluride and one in Mountain Village.
- Telluride's Town Park has a natural pond rink and a hockey arena that hosts pick-up and games.
- The Mountain Village rink opened in 2010 in the center of town.
Whether you like perfecting your toe loops or slap shot, Telluride has an ice rink to do it. Town Park has two rinks— a beautiful frozen pond and an indoor arena—and Mountain Village is home to a year-old rink built in the heart of town.
The hockey sentiment is strong as well, and Telluride hosts rival mountain towns competing for regional bragging rights in men’s, women’s and coed leagues. Local pick-up games are frequent too, so if you need to mix up your winter sports don’t be afraid to ask a local where and when the games are.
Where to go Ice Skating
Hanley Ice Rink
There are two ice skating rinks in Telluride’s town park. The Hanley Ice Rink is a regulation size indoor hockey rink and the venue for regional and local leagues. The rink is also open for public skate in the early afternoon before maintenance around 3 p.m.
For a more scenic skate, check out the free outdoor ice rink in the center of Town Park. The pond is usually frozen in mid December and remains open into February. Skate rental and detailed schedules can be found at the Nordic Center in Town Park.
Mountain Village Ice Rink
A cooperative effort among Capella, Boot Doctors and the local government, the Mountain Village Ice Rink opened last year in the heart of the business district. Don’t expect to hit the puck around here—a Christmas tree is in the middle of the rink—but it is sizable and great for a free skate.