The following are open for business across the Front Range: The Rink at Belmar, Wadsworth Boulevard and Alameda Avenue in Lakewood, where skating is retro-hip and available daily through February 24; admission is $4 to $6 for a one-hour session, plus $2 skate rentals. Don't miss the free annual Dated Holiday Sweater Night on December 6; call 303-742-1520 or go to www.belmarcolorado.com. And just off the Pearl Street Mall, the Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza, 1801 13th Street in Boulder, is also open daily through mid-February; admission is $3 to $5, with a $3 skate rental fee, or purchase a ten-visit pass. Call 303-209-3722 or go to www.bouldericerink.com.
The hottest event at WinterSkate, open daily through February 18 at 824 Front Street, Louisville, is the Holiday Magic family festival on December 8; a second WinterSkate is also open this year at FlatIron Crossing, 1 West FlatIron Circle in Broomfield. Skating fees at both are $3 to $5, plus $3 for skate rentals; visit www.bouldercreekevents.com for information. And finally, out in the Aurora boonies, the Pond at Southlands, E-470 and Smoky Hill Road, offers respite from shopping daily through March 1; skating costs $7 to $9 per hour (the latter price includes skates). Log on to www.shopsouthlands.com/thepond.asp for details.
Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 24, 12-4 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 31, 12-4 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, 4-9 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: Nov. 17. Continues through Feb. 24, 2007