The January 31st deadline is fast approaching for Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th and 6th Grade Passport applications. The 5th Grade Passport provides participants with three FREE days of skiing or snowboarding at each of the association’s 22 member resorts. The 6th Grade Passport Program provides four days of skiing or snowboarding at each of those 22 member resorts for $130 for a potential 84 days on the slopes. Whether these passports are used for all possible days or just a few, they are still the best value in Colorado.
Sports & Recreation
I am so excited about this program for older adults who live in Denver. Who says, kids should get all the fun… and perks? For several years, children with a MY Denver Card have breezed into Denver’s rec centers and pools without paying a dime. Now we have MY Denver PRIME, a program that provides FREE access to 28 recreation centers and 31 pools to Denver residents 60 and older. [Read more…] about MY Denver PRIME Card – Free Recreation Center & Pool Access For Seniors
So it snowed… a lot. Despite the icy roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, a lovely snowfall is an excuse to go sledding, even if it is just down that tiny median in front of your home. 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 17 Easy Do-It-Yourself Sleds
FREE ice skating returns to downtown Denver’s Skyline Park for another winter as the Downtown Denver Rink welcomes locals anxious to lace up some blades from November 26 to February 16, 2020. Hours vary, so check the rink’s website. Bring your own skates or rent a pair — $7 for kids (12 & under) and $9 for everyone else (13 & older.) [Read more…] about Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park Offers Free Skating
This offer may be expired. (Thanks to reader Marjean for spotting the date discrepancy. The Nuggets are currently in the 2019-20 season.) We’re checking on it. Slam dunk! Bargain hunters and sports fans will appreciate this nugget of savings at Wendy’s. When a Denver Nuggets player gets a double-double at home during the 2018-19 season, get a FREE Double Stack burger with any purchase, the following day at Wendy’s. Limit one per person. The offer is valid at participating Denver Front Range locations only. What’s a “double-double”, you ask? (We didn’t know either!) [Read more…] about Wendy’s: Nuggets Double-Double Scores Free Double Stack
WinterSkate, Louisville’s seasonal outdoor rink is back for its 16th season. Boasting more than 6,500 square feet of ice, WinterSkate in Historic Downtown Louisville is the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in the county. Regular rates (which include skates) are $10 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under, $8 for 65+ and college students and military with ID and FREE for children 3 and younger. [Read more…] about WinterSkate – Outdoor Ice Skating Returns to Louisville
WinterSkate, an old fashioned outdoor ice skating rink, returns to Northfield Stapleton this winter. The rink is set up west of Bass Pro Shops next to Zen Asian Sushi Bar. The rink will be open Monday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Check the website for special holiday and school vacation hours.) Hours are subject to change if the weather is terrible. When in doubt, call ahead to 303-604-1010. [Read more…] about WinterSkate – Outdoor Ice Skating at Northfield Stapleton
Pop quiz. Name Colorado’s most affordable, family-friendly professional sports team. It’s the Colorado Mammoth. Colorado’s only professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) has played at Pepsi Center since 2003. Most importantly, the Mammoth provides a fun, fast-paced game for the whole family at an affordable price. [Read more…] about Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse Games Among The Most Affordable of Local Pro Sports
Tie your laces and gear up to visit a great place to skate all winter long. The Pond at Southlands is a large natural, outdoor ice rink open throughout the holiday season from November 15 through February 2. General admission is $8.50, kids ages 3 and under are $3.50 and skate rental is $2.50. This year, you can skate for FREE on Thursday, November 21 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. by donating two cans of non-perishable food items. [Read more…] about The Pond – Outdoor Ice Skating at Southlands
Colorado Ski Country USA’s Gems Card has long provided skiers and snowboarders with savings at smaller, lower-key ski areas all over the Colorado Rockies. Invest just $30 for two ways to save: either two 2-for-1 lift tickets or two 30% off lift tickets at each of the 11 Colorado Gems resorts. Gems ski areas are Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn and Sunlight. [Read more…] about Gems Card Savings at 11 Smaller Ski Areas
Story by Chris Englert. Hiking in shade in Denver can be a bit of a challenge. Most folks will head up into the Front Range to find a shady hike in the mountains? But who has time? On my website, DenverByFoot.com, I provide hundreds of suggestions for where to hike in Denver.
Rather than having to drive an hour each way to the trail head, wouldn’t it be nice to find a worthy walk within twenty minutes of your Denver home? Below are five great walks here in Denver that are easy to get to and provide some shade for a great hike during a hot Denver day. [Read more…] about The 5 Best Walks With Shade In Denver
Game on! Families looking for lots of fun-packed action should head to Dave & Buster’s. The entertainment complex has it all — sports bar, restaurant and arcade. Now, this is not your typical arcade. For those old enough, it’s not Pac-Man, Centipede or Frogger anymore. Now, everything is much more high-tech and interactive.
The destination offers some of the most cutting-edge video games, many based on hit movies. On the flip side, they also offer many “carnival” arcade games for those who prefer their gaming a little more traditional, but still lots of fun. (On the arcade games, players earn tokens for high scores, which can be redeemed for some really cool prizes.) [Read more…] about Game On! Deals & Discounts at Dave & Buster’s
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 two 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 at Libraries
Shake Shack is known far and wide for burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. It is now offering a way to burn off some of those calories. Shake Shack Track & Field hosts FREE community runs on the second Tuesday of each month beginning on August 14. The runs, which are open to all ages and abilities, take off from and return to two metro Denver Shake Shack locations — RiNo and Highlands Ranch. Upon return, the first beverage back at “the Shack” is FREE.
Click here to register, and then meet the group meet at the Shake Shack of your choice at 6:30 p.m. for the 3- to 4-mile loop led by Boulder Running Company. The RiNo Shack is at 995 Larimer St.. Denver, 720-543-8609. The south suburban Shack is at 1509 Park Central Dr., Suite 100, Highlands Ranch, 720-452-1007.
Ready, set, go! If you’re a fierce competitor and have a friend, spouse, co-worker or roommate with the same quality, you just might have the chance to pack your bags for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. “The Amazing Race” is holding auditions for an upcoming season on Thursday, July 12 at K1 Speed (8034 Midway Dr.) in Littleton. Teams may begin lining up at 9 a.m., with auditions starting at 11 a.m. [Read more…] about Ready, Set, Go! ‘The Amazing Race’ Holds Open Auditions in Littleton