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A True Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Sledding, skating, skiing, and snowshoeing all in one spot!? Sounds too good to be true, huh?

For the third year in a row the Aspen Recreation Center has created a true outdoor Winter Wonderland. Complete with outdoor skating, sledding, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing all these great outdoor activities are perfect for après or just an afternoon family outing.

Grab your friends and hang on to your hats as you take a ride on the “Whoa Nelly” Sledding Hill! Whether you have fresh new snow or are sledding down the dips and jumps created by other sled goers you’re going to have fun. Bring your own equipment and sled for FREE!

After you’ve finished your ride down the sledding hill strap on your skates and try out the new outdoor skating pond – the ARC-tic Pond. During dusk the lights turn on and the twinkling trees help give it that magical, nighttime ambiance.

You’re not done yet! If you couldn’t fit in all in for one day – come back the next and test out your cross-country skiing or snowshoes skills. With 3 trails that take you around the Aspen Recreation Center it’s the perfect way to spend Aspen’s blue bird days outdoors. If you’re looking for a more athletic endeavor take a look at the cross-country map that boasts over 90 kilometers of trails from Snowmass to Aspen.

All of the activities are free with your own equipment, otherwise rental packages are available inside at the Aspen Recreation Center. Cost is just $6 for skates, sleds, and snowshoes, $5 for sled and snowshoes, and just $3 for skate rentals.

When you’re ready to warm up just head inside for more fun: lazy river, waterslide, climbing wall, indoor skating rink, cardio and weight rooms and more!

Winter Wonderland…Again!

Friday, February 26th, 2010

We don’t want you to think we’re just tooting our own horn about how great this outdoor winter playground at the Aspen Recreation Center is.

Read what the Aspen Chamber had to say here: http://blog.aspenchamber.org/2010/02/19/off-the-hill-and-off-the-charts-for-fun/

Winter Wonderland in Aspen

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Sledding, skating, skiing, and snowshoeing all in one spot!? Sounds too good to be true, huh?

The Aspen Recreation Center’s Winter Wonderland features all these great outdoor activities that are perfect for après or just an afternoon family outing.

Take a ride on the “Whoa Nelly” Sledding Hill. Grab your friends and hang on to your hats! See who can race down the hill first – winner carries the other sled back up the hill.

Whether you have fresh new snow or are sledding down the dips and jumps created by other sled goers you’re going to have fun. Sled rentals are available inside the Aspen Recreation Center for $5 or bring your own and sled for FREE!

After you’ve finished your ride down the sledding hill strap on your skates and try out the new outdoor skating pond – the ARC-tic Pond. During dusk the lights turn on and the twinkling trees help give it that magical, nighttime ambiance.

You’re not done yet! If you couldn’t fit in all in for one day – come back the next and test out your cross-country skiing or snowshoes skills. With 3 new trails that take you around the Aspen Recreation Center it’s the perfect way to spend Aspen’s blue bird days outdoors. If you’re looking for a more athletic endeavor take a look at the cross-country map that boasts over 90 kilometers of trails from Snowmass to Aspen.