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Howelsen Ice Arena

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Address: 285 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone Number: +1 970-871-7033

Howelsen Ice Arena has ice skating and is the only Colorado ice arena with...

Howelsen Ice Arena has ice skating and is the only Colorado ice arena with Bumper Cars on ice! Regardless of age, interest, or skill level, Howelsen Ice Arena's Olympic size ice arena can accommodate your needs. From figure skating to hockey leagues, broomball to bumper cars, birthday parties to hockey tournaments, private rentals to public skating sessions, we have something for everyone.

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Bumper cars a hoot

You have to try the bumper cars on ice! My 6 year old and I laughed non stop. It was so much fun we returned the next day. I recommend making a booking and keeping your jacket and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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69 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to try the bumper cars on ice! My 6 year old and I laughed non stop. It was so much fun we returned the next day. I recommend making a booking and keeping your jacket and gloves on!

Thank BubbleGirl13
Saratoga Springs, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ice skating was the number one thing our daughter, five years of age, wanted to do in Steamboat Springs. Our son, eight years of age, was stoked about the bumper cars on ice. We went without a bumper car reservation during the bump and skate time 1-3 and got on the list to do bumper cars for about an hour... More 

Thank logankovacs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family of 4 (mom,dad, 8yo, 5yo) had a great visit. Went ice skating and bumper car driving. Kids had a blast. People working there from guy at front desk to people in the back of the house were super friendly and willing to explain to us answers to all our questions. Got a neat instruction on how the rink was... More 

Thank Logan K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I would of rated it a 5/5 but my only complaint was the hours available. We had a blast for the little time we did have. It is recommended to reserve bumper car times and we did just that. ..glad we did. All of us enjoyed it. You can rent out bumper cars for 20 minute increments and we laughed... More 

Thank NicholeUSA
Aurora, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We hopped in the building and were greeted by friendly staff, and we were soon on the waiting line for bumper cars and were skating on ice. Skating was a very enjoyable activity especially for the family. even though there was a mishap, we were still accommodated by the wonderful staff (Demetre and Mike) a chance to ride on the... More 

Thank RodzJz
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had a six children ranging from 9-17. Reservations are recommended as the bumper cars run at 20 minute intervals. The staff is friendly and the facilities are very clean. Should we venture back to this area of Colorado, we would definitely visit again!

Thank Mystie C
Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I went there with friends. We had to wait a good 15 or 20 minutes before we could even find the attendant even though we were there during the prescribed open bumper car period. The first 10 minutes were completely awesome. It was hilarious. Then mine ran out of fuel or charge and just crawled on the ice for the... More 

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Winnie D, Public Relations Manager at Howelsen Ice Arena, responded to this review

Thank you for this feedback. We have made staffing changes as the Ice Arena to ensure that each and every employee that works at the arena is present and responsive to guests. Definitely let us know if this is not the case moving forward. More 

Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

In the words of my almost 6 year old-- Best Ride Ever! We had so much fun. People 5 years and older get there own bumper car which was very cool for my kids. Dress warm! Pants, jacket, and gloves even in the summer. It's freezing on the ice. Now-- we are from Texas so maybe we are just wimps... More 

Thank EricaJ0813
Denver, Colorado
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207 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Ice skating or bumper cars on ice or choose both for $18. The 20 minute bumper car ride is just plain fun. No age restriction. My 2 year old who sat with me wanted more of it. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They are happy to answer any relevant questions. The instructor is knowledgable and conveys instructions very... More 

Thank Jay_as_tripvisor
Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent facility. Go for the bumper cars on ice! They're amazingly fun for the whole family and a great way to cool down in the summer! You won't be disappointed. Try spinning them.

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