Sled Hill and Ice Rink Officially Open Today
Pump up the tubes and sharpen up the skates, because the Lake County Dutch Henri Sled Hill and Leiter Ice Skating Rink are officially open today! And the weather for both activities should be perfect!
The ice rink will be ready to go at 3:30 p.m., so strap on your blades and make it a Leadville Saturday night of figure eights and scrimmage hockey.
According to the county recreation website:
The Leiter Ice Rink is located at the intersection of 5th and Leiter and features skate rentals, a snack bar, warming hut and a great sound system. The rink is open from 3:30 – 9 p.m. daily, conditions permitting. For more information on the rink please call 719-486-7486/ 7484.
They also have an adult hockey league; both coed and women’s drop-in hockey on the following evenings.
- Coed Ice Hockey – Mondays from 7 – 9 p.m.
- Women’s Ice Hockey – Tuesdays 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Good Times Await at Dutch Henri Hill . . . for FREE!
Dutch Henri is a fun, yet rigorous outside activity. This sled hill has developed into an adventurous, somewhat directed series of hook shoots that get the riders and the crowd hollering out for goodtime winter fun, big moves and yes, the occasional crash.
And be advised, that Leadville/Lake County still make you get to the top old-school, so be ready to huff it up to various “put in” points. The higher you go, the bigger the reward!
If you bring your own tube, it’s FREE at Dutch Henri Hill. But you can also rent tubes there on Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (weather permitting)! Tube Rentals are $7/hour (non resident) or $5/hour (resident with ID). And if the kids are under 18, they need to have a waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Riders may also use a plastic sled – break out the flying saucers! However, toboggans and sleds with metal runners are prohibited. To access the sled hill, enter from the bottom area, using the parking area off Highway 24.