Downhill and cross-country skiing are epic here in Jackson Hole, but if you want to add a little more fun to your day with another classic winter outdoor activity, ice skating in Jackson Hole is also memorable in its own little way.
Wintertime in Jackson Hole brings the old-fashioned fun of ice skating to several outdoor rinks in town with unique settings—such as on Town Square and in Teton Village—as well as inside at the Snow King Sports & Event Center at the base of Snow King Mountain.
All outdoor skating is free, with the only cost being skate rentals if you don't have your own.
Teton Village Rink on the Commons
The Village Rink on the Commons at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of Teton Village's newest additions. Olympic ice skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan sprinkled a bit of skating magic across its ice during a recent ski trip here! After a day on the slopes, this ice skating rink is super convenient for you and your family to keep the fun going.
Hours: Skating is free anytime, 7 days a week if you have your own skates. It is manned from 3 to 9 p.m. daily. Rentals ($15) are available in the warming hut by the rink.
Rink on the Town Square
"Winter Wonderland" (pictured above) is the perfect name for this enchanting skating pond located literally on Jackson Hole's Town Square, surrounded by the four famous elk antler arches. When the sun goes down, the twinkling lights on the arches create a true winter wonderland atmosphere indeed.
Hours: Skating is free anytime, 7 days a week if you have your own skates. The rink is manned from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 9 p.m. on weekends. Free hot chocolate and skate rentals ($15) are available in the Stage Stop building.
Teton County Parks & Rec Rinks
Teton County Parks & Recreation maintains several outdoor skating rinks around town. There is no charge to skate. Rinks are open (weather depending) from early December through February.
Powderhorn Park Rink: Family skate time is noon to 9 p.m. daily. Located on Powderhorn Lane, off Broadway Ave.
Rodeo Grounds Rink: Skate on the site of the famous summer Jackson Hole Rodeo with views of Snow King Mountain. It is open from noon to 9 p.m.
Owen Bircher Park Rink: Located in Wilson across from the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center, family skate time is noon to 2 p.m. daily. The rink is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 7 days a week.
Snow King Sports & Events Center
Snow King Sports and Events Center ice arena offers public ice skating Monday to Friday, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost: adults $8/kids $6; rentals $5. The arena is located at the base of Snow King Mountain Resort.
If you'd rather watch ice skating of the competitive sort, i.e. hockey, The Jackson Hole Moose play a 30-game home schedule at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights throughout the winter at the events center arena. Cost: adults $10/kids $5. For more information and schedule, visit moose.pucksystems2.com.