Let’s go for a spin, Colorado! Denver’s popular e-bike rebate program has been up and running since April 2022. And, now, Colorado is launching the largest statewide e-bike rebate program in the U.S. Thanks to the passage of SB22-193, e-bike rebates will be available to low- and moderate-income Coloradans. [Read more…] about Final Days to Submit Application! Electric Bicycle Rebate Program Ending in Colorado
Sports & Recreation
Rocky Mountain Roller Derby heats up Saturday, February 17, 2024, with a double-header. First, Rocky’s new home teams will face off in their debut game!Will the Amethyst Assassins strike with precision? Or will the Sapphire Sirens drag the Assassins into the depths of despair? [Read more…] about Catch All The Action When Rocky Mountain RollerGirls Hold February Double-Header
The Ruby Hill Rail Yard, Denver’s immensely popular urban terrain park, is back for another winter. You can ski or board in the heart of the city for FREE! It’s open through mid-March, as long as the weather cooperates. New rails, boxes, and features are being constructed this year and will include varying configurations for beginning, intermediate and advanced skiers and boarders.
Thanks to this budget-friendly offer, Elitch Gardens will be a major destination for frugal families for Summer 2024. The amusement park is bringing back its popular Pre-K Pass. Kids (ages 3 to 5) get FREE unlimited visits to the theme and water park for the entire 2024 season. (Did you know children 2 and under always get in for FREE?) [Read more…] about Elitch Gardens Offers Free Kid’s Pass for 2024 Season — Register Now
Only 124 of our National Parks charge you to get in, but the U.S. National Park Service is waiving entrance fees to all of its 400+ parks, monuments and other sites on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2024. Time to enjoy the frosty landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park, virtually in the metro Denver/Boulder area’s backyard. Or make your way to one of the other fee-based parks such as Arches National Park in Utah. [Read more…] about Free Entrance to National Parks, Monuments & More on MLK Day
Get out on the ice and skate around this winter. Plenty of places across the Front Range have outdoor ice rinks, perfect for gliding, twirling, or, if you’re a first timer or haven’t done it in a while, holding on for dear life while children zip by you.
Many of these places offer skate helpers for little kids, and all have skate rentals available. Of course, feel free to bring your own skates. At some locations donning your own laces means FREE skating. [Read more…] about Best Places For Outdoor Ice Skating In & Around Denver
The ice may not be real, but it’s still a slippery world of fun. Olde Town Arvada has an outdoor ice rink called Skating in the Square. The synthetic rink is located on the Olde Town Square at 57th and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard. Pricing (including skate rentals) is $10 for adults and $7 for kids under 12. Here’s what to know before you lace up your skates. [Read more…] about Ice Skating Comes To Olde Town Arvada
Just a reminder that there is still time to get your passes and enjoy our national parks this winter, spring and summer. If you have a fourth grade student in your family, you are in luck. The Every Kid Outdoors initiative means all fourth grade students and their families get FREE admission to national parks and other federal lands and waters for a full year – September 2023 through August 31, 2024. [Read more…] about 4th Graders & Families: Free Entry To All National Parks
Are you a passionate outdoor explorer looking to score an amazing deal on gear? Or maybe you’re looking to make an extra buck on that unused gear — skis, tents, backpacks, etc. — sitting in your closet? You may want to check out Denver-based Out&Back. The company offers huge discounts on secondhand outdoor gear from top outdoor brands. But that’s not all – you can clear out your closet by selling gently-used gear for instant cash offers. Think of it as Poshmark or The Real Real for outdoor gear. [Read more…] about Out&Back Is A New Way To Save Big On Outdoor Gear. You Can Also Get Cash For Your Used Gear
Half-price tickets for Denver Broncos’ eight home games (and one preseason game) for the 2023-24 season go on sale Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 10 a.m. MT. Tickets may only be purchased online through Ticketmaster.com. Single game half-price tickets for the 2023 season start at $15. We suggest you bookmark the ticket page and get online before the sale begins. [Read more…] about Today, Tuesday! Denver Broncos Half-Price Tickets Go on Sale at 10 a.m.
Let’s bounce, buddies! Bounce Empire (1380 S. Public Rd.) is a 50,000-square-foot indoor bounce house theme park in Lafayette. With more than 50 attractions for kids of all ages (including adults!), the attraction sets the new record for the world’s largest indoor inflatable amusement park. [Read more…] about Lower Admission & New Hours! Colorado Welcomes World’s Largest Indoor Inflatable Park Bounce Empire
Colorado may be a landlocked state, but even if you don’t own a boat you can still jet around that cool city lake or paddle along the shores of a reservoir during the summer. There are an array of services and outfitters available right in and near Denver, from private boat owners and boat rental shops to marinas right by the water. [Read more…] about Cool Off! How To Get Out On The Water Around Denver, Even If You Don’t Own a Boat
Summer is here and the water is calling. Even though Colorado is a land-locked state, there are plenty of places to take a dip, both in natural bodies of water and outdoor swimming pools. I’ve found 12 of the best places to swim in the Denver area, all with budget-minded water fans in mind.
Many local public pools have remained closed this year due to staffing shortages. In fact, many recreation centers have decided to keep the indoor pools closed during the summer season for that reason. Make sure to double-check any pool schedule before going for any changes. [Read more…] about 12 Best Places to Go Swimming This Summer Around Denver
How many of Colorado’s 42 state parks have you visited? Now you and your family can visit any or all of them for FREE. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has teamed up with the Colorado State Library to offer the Check-Out Colorado program. Each of 287 libraries (including public, military and college/university libraries) has seven-day hang-tag park passes good for entrance to all Colorado state parks, and they can be reserved and checked-out just as books can. [Read more…] about Check Out Colorado State Parks Pass From Libraries To Visit Parks For Free
So it snowed…again! Despite the snow-packed roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, this is an excuse to go sledding. Even if it is just down that narrow median in front of your home, you can get sliding. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few with a store-bought sled and the envy of the sledding hill crowd.
If not, don’t despair. Coloradans are famous for their ingenuity when it comes to makeshift sleds. Our friend Jody Mace at Charlotte on the Cheap (a Southern gal, go figure) has come up with 17 DIY options. [Read more…] about Enjoy The Snow! 17 Easy Do-It-Yourself Sleds