Winter may be here, but cold weather doesn't keep Denver residents hibernating until spring. Here's a selection of exciting sports activities and events taking place around our Springs Denver luxury apartment communities. Will we see you there?
Outdoor Ice Skating Skyline Park 16th and Arapahoe, Denver 27.2 miles from Springs at Eagle Bend
There's no feeling like gliding across the ice on a crisp but sunny Colorado day. The outdoor rink at Skyline Park in downtown Denver is open for ice skating through February 14, 2018 for all-ages. Hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily and admission is free. Skate rental is available for $6 – $8.
If states had official sports, Colorado's would be snow skiing. Loveland Ski Area's proximity to the greater Denver area makes it a popular location for winter fun. There are two separate base areas: the Valley is exclusively for beginners, while the Basin offers terrain for all levels of experience. Group and private lessons are available for ages 4 and up. Lifts are open until 4 p.m. daily. Visit the website for schedules and fees.
Sledding and Tubing Kroh Park 5200 N Garfield Ave, Loveland 970.962.2727 9.1 miles from Springs at 2534
Sledding and tubing are family-friendly activities that are as much fun for grown-ups as they are for the kids. Locals head to the slopes of the hill on the east side of Kroh Park. Afterwards, warm up over a latte or hot chocolate at nearby Loveland Coffee Co. Park hours are 6 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. daily.
Sleigh Rides Two Below Zero 616 Recreation Way, Frisco 970.453.1520 102 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch
Planning a romantic weekend for Valentine's Day or just because? The breathtaking Rocky Mountains make the perfect backdrop for cuddling with your significant other on a charming horse-drawn sleigh ride. Choose a private ride with a stop for hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps, or go for the three-course chuckwagon dinner with live musical entertainment. Visit the website for schedules and pricing.
Hockey is to winter what baseball is to summer. While the Avalanche have been in Denver since only 1995, they’ve already established a storied existence. The team famously won the Stanley Cup in their first season, and went on to win a second championship in 2001. Avalanche legend Joe Sakic currently serves as the team's general manager. This season, cheer on the Avalanche as they take on historic NHL teams such as the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues. Visit the website for schedule and ticket prices.
What's your favorite wintertime activity? Tell us in the comments!