9280 Pond Hockey Tournament in Keystone This January

Hockey the way it was meant to be…
Skates…Check
Stick…Check
Helmet…Check

Ok so maybe the helmet doesn’t help you harken back to your youth out on the pond but for The 9280′ Pond Hockey Tournament in Keystone, Colorado it happens to be a requirement. Take part in a pond hockey tournament on the highest zamboni maintained ice surface in North America! There is nothing quite like the feeling of skating on an open pond in the fresh mountain air, as has been seen with the NHL’s ‘Winter Classic’ game which is played annually on January 1st. The joy of playing hockey outside is one of the most unique experiences that one can have and for many it is not even a possibility due to temperatures, but here in the mountains of Colorado we can for up to 5 months a year! Pond Hockey is really hockey in its purest form. NHL players and coaches alike always seem to think of pond hockey as some of their best memories.
However, now, in the modern era, we have the best of both worlds in many fashions. Pond Hockey outdoors, with state of the art specialized pond hockey nets instead of your typical milk crate. They will have brand new “NiceRink” pond hockey dasher boards instead of packed snowbanks to lose the pucks in. Best of all, They will have natural pond ice which has been enhanced by being Zamboni resurfaced. All these factors combine to provide the most unique and authentic and exciting experience possible.

The Keystone 9280 Pond Hockey tournament starts on January 23rd and runs until January 25th with several divisions to play in for men, a women’s division and a 45 and older division. Also there is a youth tournament for the first time with 4 different divisions for kids to participate in based on their age. What about kids and parents who want to play together? No problem! There are 3 Adult/Youth divisions for kids, friends, coaches, and relatives to announce their family or team supremacy in pond hockey!! Over the 3 day tournament there will be a beer garden, food, tournament play, and even live music to keep the fun going all day and with nearly 50 adult teams and scores of other youth and mixed age teams you will definitely get your hockey fill this weekend!  Find more about the event and register at 9280pondhockey.com/.
If you are visiting Keystone to take part, why not rent a condo for the weekend? We have some great properties in Lakeside Village, some even have a view of the rink! Check out Montezuma #1766, which is still available for the weekend!
Written By: Wren Arbuthnot

River Run Ice Skating Rink Is Now Open!

Winter is here in Keystone, Colorado and visitors in River Run Village are enjoying it out on the ice rink!  Beautiful sunshine in Keystone today made for a great afternoon out on the Dercum Square Ice Rink.  Prices with skate rentals is $15 for adults and $8 for kids. The Keystone Adventure Point Tubing Hill is set to open this Wednesday, November 21st, just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday visitors! 

Keystone Resort Ice Rink at Lakeside Village

 

Ice skating season at Keystone Resort began last week, and conditions are perfect for those who are looking for another winter activity in Summit County!

Currently open from 9am-4pm, ice skating is a fantastic activity for families with children of all ages, friends and couples!  As rink hours are updated, we will keep you posted, and we’ll continue to share pictures throughout the season!  The ice rink, located in Keystone’s Lakeside Village, is situated on a 5 acre lake, and includes boards for hockey.  With holiday lights and music, the setting is picture perfect.  Season and day passes are available, as are rentals for skates, hockey equipment, helmets and stabilizers.   For further information and updates prices and schedules,  call 800.354.4386.

As you plan your winter vacation to Keystone Resort, contact SummitCove for the best selection in Keystone Lodging!

Keystone Resort Ice Skating Now Open at Lakeside Village

Visitors to Keystone Resort will be happy to know that the Lakeside Village ice skating rink is now open!  The ice rink at the Adventure Center in Lakeside Village is the largest Zamboni maintained outdoor rink in the United States. The rink has boards for broomball and hockey. Skate around the two festive trees in the middle of the ice! Young children just learning to skate can use walkers or toddlers might want to take a sleigh ride.

Open from 9 AM to 4 PM, December to March, times dependent on ice conditions

Cost / Rink Admission:
$11 Adult, $9 Student (ages 12-17), $7 Child, $3 Seniors or Toddlers
Cost / Skate Rental:
$7 Adult, $5 Student (ages 12-17), $4 Child, $3 Seniors or Toddlers

Cost / Private Skating Lesson:
$30 per person for half hour lesson

Keystone Resort’s River Run Village Ice Skating Rink Opening Soon!

Keystone Resort is opening a new ice skating rink this winter!  Take a look at the pictures, and see the progress!  The rink will be a great addition to River Run Village in Keystone, CO, and a perfect complement to the existing rink in Lakeside Village.  The completion of the ice skating rink project is expected in December, and we will have all of the information you’ll need for the Grand Opening, including prices and hours of operation! Ice skating in Keystone will be the perfect activity for family and friends this winter!

This is the perfect time to head up to Keystone Resort for some great skiing, and amazing winter activities!  Contact a Vacation Planner today to plan your Keystone Resort vacation!

 

New River Run Village Ice Rink Edges Closer to Completion

Take a look at the progress on the new ice skating rink being built in River Run Village!  We’ll keep you up to date on the opening date as well as pricing information as soon as we have it!  Ice skating in Keystone Resort will now be at two locations, in River Run Village right next to Expedition Station, Dakota and Buffalo Lodge, the original skating rink will continue to be at Lakeside Village on Keystone Lake.  The new winter feature will make your Keystone Vacation one your whole family will not forget for years.  Call one of our vacation planners to book your Keystone Vacation today!

 

The New River Run Ice Skating Rink is Underway!

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The new skating rink is under way in Keystone, located in Dercum Square.  The rink will follow plans for a refrigerated surface and removable railings as well as plans to keep the area above the rink well-lit.  A paved area will be included that can be used for in-line skating, roller skating and for special events.  The Dercum Square rink would be available for the entire community to enjoy and a great complement to the skating rink at Lakeside Village.   The proposed rink would limit foot traffic in this area of River Run and will add another fun-filled winter activity to enjoy on your Keystone Resort vacation!

 

Ice Skating in Keystone Colorado

Looking for a non-skiing winter activity to do with the whole family? Keystone offers the largest Zamboni-maintained, 100% naturally frozen, outdoor ice skating rink in North America, at 5-acres in size! Skating outside in the mountains is just as beautiful as you can imagine on this fantastic ice rink.

Open from late-November to early-March, weather permitting. Hockey and figure skating clinics are also offered, along with a Kid’s Glow Bug Skate Night where kids receive free glow sticks and necklaces. Keystone Lake Rink is located in the heart of Lakeside Village in Keystone.

Currently open from 9am to 4pm daily from late November to early March, weather permitting. Skate, sled and hockey stick rentals, as well as ice skating lessons are available. Admission rates apply. Call 970-468-4245 for the most up to date information.

Keystone Village Ice Arena is located at 1254 Sodaridge Rd, Keystone, CO 80435

*COMING SOON!  RIVER RUN VILLAGE ICE SKATING

Currently under construction, River Run Village Ice skating will be available in a beautiful outdoor rink in the heart of Keystone Resort.  The projected opening has not yet been announced, however we will keep you up to date on the prices and hours of this brand new rink as details become available!  Take a look at the progress below:

Keystone Activities around the Holidays!

Looking for something fun to do while in Keystone during the holidays? Here’s a list of entertaining and exciting special activities going on at Keystone Resort and nearby in the area. There’s definitely something here for everyone to enjoy and have a great time! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  • USSA Chevy Grand Prix – Copper Mountain Resort
  • Breakfast with Santa at Tuscato’s Main Street – Frisco 
  • Santa Visits the Frisco Historic Park Main Street – Frisco
  • Keystone Betty Fest

Betty Fest brings together women for two days of skiing and riding in a fun, non-intimidating environment. This program includes extensive on-hill training on Keystone’s Ski and Ride School’s trails, video analysis and discussions about nutrition, women’s specific concerns and equipment.  All women’s programs are taught by PSIA – certified, women instructors, including Annie Black – Colorado’s Ski Instructor of the year – and each group is small and supportive.

  • K2 Pink Chase

Kick off the 2009-10 ski season with a unique global fundraiser uniting the women’s ski and snowboard community, raising money for breast cancer research organizations worldwide. The Pink Chase involves all snow sports disciplines: skiing, snowboarding and telemark. The public and K2 Alliance compile teams of two-three women and attempt to record as much vertical as possible while touring the mountain for the designated check points.

  • Winter Dew Tour – Breckenridge Resort
  • Chocolate Village at the Keystone Lodge & Spa

Created by Keystone’s renowned pastry chef Ned Archibald, this chocolate village has all the details.  With holiday trees, gifts and a train traveling throughout, you will be amazed by the power of chocolate.

  • Keystone Holiday Magic on Ice

Come see the Denver Figure Skating Club holiday show.  Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks at the Keystone Adventure Center while watching figure skating to holiday music.

  • Holiday Carolers in Lakeside Village

Strolling through the Lakeside Village & Keystone Lodge & Spa, these carolers bring the spirit of the holidays to Keystone.  Join in for a tune or two or enjoy the sounds as you skate around the Keystone Lake.

  • Santa & His Reindeer

Dress warm and bring your camera and the kids for a visit with Santa and his reindeer, Cupid.

  • Ice Carving Demonstration

Stop by the Lakeside Village throughout the day and watch the creation of a sleigh and reindeer made from blocks of ice.  It is truly amazing.

  • Keystone KIDTOPIA

Keystone KIDTOPIA—Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort* at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing and join the continuing education activities that fill this weekend on and off the slopes. Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend.

  • Holiday Tubing & Cookie Trimming

Holiday Family Style Tubing & Cookie Trimming at the Nordic Center. Call 970-496-4275 for more information.

  • Moonlit Family Tubing & Dinner

Tube under the light of the full moon then warm up with a hearty supper. Call 970-496-4275 for more information.

  • Full Moon Snowshoe Tour 

Experience snowshoeing by moonlight! $40 includes snowshoe rental, 2-mile moonlight tour & soup buffet dinner with dessert. $35 if you have your own snowshoes. Minimum age: 13 years. Reservation required, please call 970-496-4275.   Event Dates: December 30, January 29, February 26, March 27.

  • New Year’s Celebration

Ring in the New Year with Keystone Resort’s torch light parade in River Run.
Enjoy family fun in the Lakeside Village with fireworks at 6 &10:30.

5:30- 6:30pm Lakeside Suite VIP Fireworks viewing area, fireworks begin 6:00pm

$25 per person includes first cocktail at the bar and hor d’oeuvres consisting of assorted cheeses, French bread and crackers, pretzels, chips and dips and assorted mini pastries. Cash bar after first cocktail.

5:30 – 10:00pm Ice Skating Party at Keystone Adventure Center
Bring the whole family to the Keystone Ice Rink and enjoy snacks, sodas, & hot chocolate while skating with Frosty.

6:30 – 8:00pm Family Dinner Buffet at the Edgewater Café, in the Keystone Lodge & Spa.
$24.95 for Adults, $12.95 for Children 5 -12 and under 5 free.
Enjoy a buffet dinner for the whole family at the Keystone Lodge & Spa. Dinner price includes free skate rentals.

8:00-10:00pm Murder Mystery Dinner the ballroom at the Keystone Lodge & Spa $125 per person.

Death for Dinner Mysteries are the funniest ever attended. The mystery unfolds with a crime that must be seen to be believed. The room is now full of suspects, as the clues and jokes fly fast and furious throughout dinner. The plot thickens as the Detective arrives at the scene of the crime to question everyone and try to get to the bottom of this baffling mystery.

Lodging discount available at the Keystone Lodge & Spa for attendees, $199/night (based on double occupancy). 

  • Burton Super Demo Tour

The Burton Super Demo is an interactive and entertaining experience for the guests at Keystone Resort. Guests can sample and experience an array of products from brands such as Volvo, Paul Mitchell, Gore Tex, Nature Valley and Burton’s brands Red and Anon. Test out Burton Snowboard’s 2009/2010 product line at this Free Demo open to the public.