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Howelsen Ice Arena

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Address: 285 Howelsen Parkway, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
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+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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Ice Bumper Cars and the Amazing Dimitri!

My family and I took a two day trip to Steamboat for some vacation fun. After researching Howelsen's Ice Arena, we decided that we definitely wanted to play ice bumper cars... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Meggin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I took a two day trip to Steamboat for some vacation fun. After researching Howelsen's Ice Arena, we decided that we definitely wanted to play ice bumper cars. Unfortunately, when we called on our drive up, the bumper cars were completely booked for the entire length of our stay. I talked with one of the employees and... More 

Thank Meggin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to a miscommunication with reservations, the facility made arrangements for our small family to still have the bumper car experience on an off time. The bumper cars made wonderful memories and the people at the facility made a wonderful impression.

Thank angieelee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My parents, my husband and I, and our 2 young kids (5 and 3) all signed up for ice bumper cars while in steamboat over thanksgiving... we had no idea how much fun we were going to have! It was a blast and we'll be doing this every time we're in steamboat from now on. We would have done it... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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 

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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
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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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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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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 

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