Westminster Area Winter Activities
Most of the time, you want to be indoors during the winter but still enjoy winter activities – an indoor ice rink is the best of both worlds in this case, even though you can enjoy plenty of great outdoor rinks in the greater Denver area it is nice to skate without the elements. There are some great rinks for Westminster area winter activities – whether you’re a kid or adult, first timer or speed demon skater there are skate sessions for everyone. All Seasons Ice Rink has all you need for every skill and activity level offering public skating, skating lessons, hockey programs and even figure skating – and much much more! Plan ahead and check out their public skating schedule and fees.
Sledding is an absolute must for anyone who experiences any sort of snow on the ground around winter and the holidays. When looking for a good spot to go sled it is a good idea to look for hills and not mountains – but this hill is the perfect in between! City Recreation Park on the east side of town is a hugely popular spot for sledding this time of year – coming in at an elevation of about 5,360 feet. If that seems too extreme for you there are plenty of other sledding spots around for your Westminster area winter activities – check out some of them here!
On days where it seems like you just moved into the arctic tundra the last thing you want to do is spend time in the cold or outside. A great addition to you Westminster area winter activities with or without kids is visiting your local library – stopping by to pick up movies, books, magazines, cds, and sometimes even new video games available to rent – you can find everything you need to keep you occupied inside your cozy home while the snow comes down outside. Just remember to bring your library card – or sign up for one if you don’t! It is a great free local resource for entertainment and learning!
Sometimes you just want to enjoy the simplicity of calmness of nature itself – a relaxing winter hike will do anyone good. Rocky Flats has some great trails that are good for any activity/skill level, very low impact and low stress walks & hikes. Visitors are more than welcome to bring their dogs along for the walk or even go biking. Here is a quick snippet from the Rocky Flats official website:
“This 5,237-acre Refuge has striking vistas of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and rolling prairie grasslands, woodlands and wetlands. It is home to 239 migratory and resident wildlife species, including the prairie falcons, deer, elk, coyotes, songbirds, and the federally threatened Preble’s meadow jumping mouse.
Large areas of the Refuge have remained relatively undisturbed for the last 30 to 50 years resulting in diverse habitat and wildlife. A portion of the Refuge contains rare xeric tallgrass prairie, providing habitat for a variety of wildlife and serving as an important natural and conservation resource.”