Latest News – December 19
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Sled Hill and Ice Rink Officially Open for Season
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 for the winter season!
A Grand Opening Celebration with free hotdogs and admission is planned at the ice rink tonight from 5:50 – 9 p.m. The rink, which includes a snack bar, a warming hut and an excellent sound system, will be open 3:30 to 9 p.m. daily through March.
- Admission $2.25
- Skate Rentals $1 (14 & younger)
- Skate Rentals $2 (15 & older)
They also have an adult hockey league; both coed and women’s drop-in hockey on the following evenings.
- Coed Ice Hockey – Mondays from 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.
- Women’s Ice Hockey – Thursdays 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
The Leiter Ice Rink is located at the intersection of 6th and Leiter Streets in Leadville, adjacent to the softball fields. For more information call 719-486-7486/ 7484 or visit the Lake County Recreation website.
Good Times Await at Dutch Henri Sled Hill . . . for FREE!
A day spent at Dutch Henri Sledding and Tubing Hill 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 good time winter fun, big moves, and yes, the occasional crash.
And be advised, that Leadville/Lake County still makes you get to the top the old-school way, so be ready to huff it, up to several “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 south of Leadville by the turn-off past McWethy Drive.