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Sun Valley Resort Ice Rinks

Sun Valley offers ice skating all year long.

Wait! What? Ice Skating outside in the summer? That’s right! In Sun Valley, Idaho, ice skating is not just a winter sport. As a matter of fact, being able to ice skate outside under a clear blue sky or star-filled night brings many summer vacationers to Sun Valley!

Here is how ice skating in the summer works.

Sun Valley’s legendary outdoor rink sits just outside the Lodge at Sun Valley Resort. A terrace for dining separates the Lodge from the rink providing an audience no matter what time of day or night you take to the ice. Open daily, the outdoor rink is veiled by a retractable, translucent, awning letting the sun in while keeping the intense summer heat out. The outdoor rink offers incredible views, free-skate sessions, group or private instruction, and is the stage for the celebrated Sun Valley On Ice show. Yes, it’s true! Ice skating on the outdoor rink in Sun Valley during the summer months is nothing short of spectacular!

Also open daily, the indoor rink at Sun Valley sits further behind the outdoor rink separated by the Sun Valley Skate House. Busy with lessons, competitive training programs, as well as the occasional hockey face-off, the indoor rink is not available for open free skate. Public viewing is allowed, and one peek might just catch you a look at a future Olympian or other skating professional honing skills for an upcoming performance.

Whether you are indoor or outdoor, a novice or more advanced, the Sun Valley Resort’s Skate House has everything necessary to get you on the ice. The friendly staff can help with skate rentals or you can bring your own. Need your blades sharpened? No problem! Need a helmet? The staff can take care of that, too! Want information regarding lessons and even private instruction? Consider it done!

In Sun Valley, it’s ready! Set! Skate! And, is an experience unlike any other. Don’t miss the magic! It’s fun for the whole family. For more information, simply call 208-622-2194.


Christina Potters Ice Rink - FREE!


The Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. It is a non-refrigerated human made rink that measures almost two acres and maintained by Zamboni. It is located at Atkinson Park, 900 Third Avenue North in Ketchum.  Phone: 208-726-7820

The rink is open and free to the public , depending on weather, from mid-December to mid-February, seven days per week, dawn until dusk. When it snows, please give some time for snow to be plowed off the rink.  When the weather is too warm, the rink will be closed if the ice is too soft.  The Recreation Center at Atkinson's Park is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm, excluding holidays.  

Bring your own skates or borrow from the skates, helmets, hockey sticks, pucks, goals, broom ball, and balance assists that are free for public use.  There are about 100 pairs of hockey & figure skates available.  Helmets are strongly recommended!  Please put all equipment back when you are done.  Equipment donations and cash donations are always welcome.