Public Skate

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Weekly public ice skating sessions are available at the Ritchie Center. Sessions are held in Joy Burns Arena or Magness Arena, and are a great opportunity to participate in a fun family activity or to practice ice skating skills.

When participating in a Public Skate session, we recommend the following attire:

  • long pants
  • a long-sleeved shirt
  • a light or heavy jacket
  • gloves
  • a helmet

Skates are required. Rental skates are available at the Joy Burns Arena front desk.

Freestyle Public Skate

New for summer 2018, Freestyle Public Skate are practice sessions exclusively for figure skaters who are working on jumps, spins and programs. Private lessons and individual practice time are both welcome. All participants must be proficient skaters as to not interfere with fellow skaters practicing jumps and programs.



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Public Skate sessions are free to Coors Fitness Center members. For all others:

Single public skate session

  • $35: Family admission
  • $7: Adult
  • $6: Youth (12 and younger)
  • $4: Senior (65 and older)

Skate Rental: $3

Skate Aid Rental: $3

10-Punch Pass

  • $63: Adult
  • $54: Youth (12 and younger)

Public skate 10 punch passes are available online for both adults and youth and expire six months after purchase.

Purchase Online

Group admission

Available for groups of 10-24 skaters

  • $6 per skater
  • Free skate rental

Groups of 25+ must reserve the ice separate from public skate times. For hourly ice rentals, please contact Kristina Norton, Assistant Director of Scheduling & Events at 303-871-7577 or For birthday parties or field trips, please contact the Youth Programs staff at 303-871-3908 or


Free parking is available in Lot 401, just outside Joy Burns Arena, at the corner of Buchtel and University boulevards. The parking lot will open 30 minutes before a public skate session. For directions, view the Ritchie Center parking page.

Additional Program Information

For more information on Public Skate sessions, please contact the Joy Burns Arena front desk at 303-871-3904.