Ice Skating at LaVern M. Johnson Park

Due to warm temperatures and the degradation of the ice, the rink is closed for the 2024 season.  Please stay off the ice.  See you next year!

While the rest of LaVern Johnson Park closes at dusk, the ice rink is open until 10 pm.  Check the schedule at the bottom of the page for the Hockey and Family/Recreational skate times. 

The Town of Lyons ice rink is completely weather dependent and may be affected by temperatures above freezing and other weather such as snow, rain, or even wind. Surface conditions are checked regularly by staff and public safety is our primary concern. Staff and volunteers will clear and resurface the ice regularly and attempt to keep the facility open according to posted hours.  

The ice rink will be closed if temperatures exceed 45 degrees. The rink may also be closed during a snow or rain event, heavy winds or severe cold.  Staff may also need to close the rink for a variety of maintenance reasons.  Please remember that the surface is relatively small and, depending on the number of users, may need frequent maintenance. 

If you are interested in renting ice skates, 
rentals will be available at the LaVern M. Johnson Park Concession Stand on Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 3 - 7 p.m. whenever the ice rink is open.  Rentals are cash or check only.

Information about ice skate lessons can be found HERE

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During the winter months, the enclosed grassy area in the west portion of LaVern M. Johnson Park is converted into a community ice rink! The weather-dependent rink is made from the adjacent St. Vrain Creek water. The rink is completely reliant on weather, as the Town does not have a chiller to maintain the ice. While the Parks and Public Works teams provide general maintenance, ice conditions are not guaranteed, and users should use always caution when skating. Skating and any use of the rink is at the user's own risk. Helmets (ski or bike) are also highly recommended!

The ice rink hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Users may rent skates from the concession stand (information below) or use their own. Skating is free; however, the vehicle parking fees are enforced daily in LaVern Johnson Park.

Ice Rink Usage Schedule

Refer to the following table for the usage schedule of the LaVern M. Johnson Park Ice Rink. 

Please be aware of the skill level and safety of others while skating, and please do not play hockey during family recreational skating hours.

Ice skate lessons may use a portion of the rink during Family/Recreational skate time.

Ice Rink Schedule

NOTE: All times are subject to change without notice.
  Hockey                                             Family/Recreational                                Lessons
Monday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.                                          
Tuesday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.                                          3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 5:15 p.m. - 10 p.m.  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.                                            
Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.                                            2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.                                          

Ice Skate Rentals

Ice skate rentals will be available at the LaVern M. Johnson Park Concession Stand on Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 3 - 7 p.m. when the rink is open.  

To Return: Skate rental returns may be placed in the ice skate drop box located outside the concession stand, or dropped off with the park host.

Skate Rental Prices

 1-Day Rental (return by end of same day):

 Lyons residents: $3 | Non-residents: $5

1-Week Rental (return by end of same day the following week):

Lyons Residents: $10 | Non-residents: $20

Cash or check only for skate rentals.
Users may also bring their own skates.