FREE ice skating returns to downtown Denver’s Skyline Park for another winter as the Southwest Rink welcomes locals anxious to lace up some blades from November 22 to February 14. Hours vary, so check the rink’s website. Bring your own skates or rent a pair ($6 for kids 12 and younger, $8 for 13 and older). On Sundays, kids 12 and younger can rent skates for FREE. Among the special programs this season: live bands and DJs on weekends, Sunday family fun days, a Broomball Challenge and and FREE learn-to-skate lessons on Saturdays. 16th and Arapahoe Streets next to the landmark D&F Clocktower. 303-825-6787.
Sports & Recreation
If you’d rather not fight the hordes on Black Friday, get out into the fresh air on Friday, November 24 for a healthy post-holiday. Thanks to Great Outdoors Colorado funding, visitors receive FREE admission to any of Colorado’s 41 state parks. During Fresh Air Friday (snow and ice conditions permitting, of course, for some of these activities), try some ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and skating, snowmobiling, hiking and wildlife viewing. Click here to find a convenient park.
We’re always rootin’ for the Broncos! However, there’s a little more pep in our cheer because, when they win (or complete specific plays), we can all savor the victory with some great deals around town. There are many to tackle, so here’s a game plan for Broncos fans and bargain eaters on where to get the tasty deals.
Depending on the stats of a game, there are deals on pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, donuts, coffee and more at participating locations in Colorado. Limit one offer per customer, per day. The promos are valid for all regular season games. It’s definitely going to be one delicious season! Keep checking back, as there may be more offers to pass along down the road. [Read more…] about 9 Broncos Bargains For Hungry Fans
Ice is always nice, especially at the Rink at the Rock in downtown Castle Rock. This year’s season skating runs Saturday, November 18 through Monday, February 19. Hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to check the rink calendar for special activities on Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as special holiday hours. Fees are $8 for adults (12+), $6 for children (11 and under) and $3/pair skate rental. Punch passes are also available. 414 N. Perry St., Castle Rock.
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
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 $25 for two ways to save: either two 2-for-1 lift tickets or two 30% off lift tickets at each of the 10 Colorado Gems resorts. Gems ski areas are Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn and Sunlight.
Click here to purchase; cards will ship this month. The fine print: One 2-for-1 or discounted ticket per cardholder per day. All tickets issued are valid for same-day use only. Card is non-transferable. Photo ID and Gems Card required at ticket window. Card holder must be present. No cash value. Discount not valid with any other discount tickets, pass products, offers or promotions. Lost or stolen Gems Cards will not be reissued. Blackout dates are December 17, 2017 through January 1, 2018.
We found another reason for thirsty football fans to cheer this season. During a regular season game, if Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. has an interception and returns it for a touchdown, fans get a FREE 6-pack of Pepsi mini cans (7.5-oz.) the day after such game at King Soopers. (The offer requires a SooperCard and is limited to one per household.) The promo runs from September 12 to January 1, 2018, while supplies last.
Colorado Ski Country USA’s popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs are again available for the 2017-18 ski season to introduce Colorado youngsters to skiing and snowboarding with FREE or super-cheap lift access at 21 Colorado ski areas. The 5th Grade Passport allows fifth graders three days of FREE skiing at each of the participating resorts, while the 6th Grade Passport is good for four days of skiing at the same resorts for $105 ($125 for those who sign up after November 30). Taken to the max, that would amount to 80 days on the slopes for less than $1.50 per day. [Read more…] about Colorado Ski Country’s 5th and 6th Grade Passports Back
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. The pass also includes a backpack a guide to Colorado’s state parks, a set of binoculars, a copy of Wildlife Viewing Guide Book and field guides to trees, wildflowers and wildlife.
Each state park pass allows FREE entry (normally $7 to $9) into the parks for one carload of visitors. filled with park information and educational activities. Hike or bike the multi-use trails, find wildlife in their natural surroundings, visit a nature center or bring a picnic. With a license or camping reservation, you can try fishing or camp out overnight. Visit your local library or check the Participating Libraries List to find a library near you.
Planning to do some serious hiking this summer? There’s a website that might get you inspired. It’s a comprehensive article at Boot Bomb on the Top 50 Long Distance Hiking Trails In The USA. The article is FREE and it not only gives you descriptions and locations of those trails, including start and stop points, but also offers tips on long-distance hiking with lots more links to advice. And yes, Colorado made the list (check out #16).
Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Colorado, get movin’ on Mondays. Through the end of 2017, they’re offering a 24-Hour Kiosk Pass at Denver B-cycle for FREE on the last Monday of the month — mark your calendar for February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27 and December 25. The pass is regularly $9, so it’s worth taking the deal for a spin. For details about the promo, click here.
If you really want to get movin’ around the city, consider purchasing an annual pass for just $95. It’s definitely the best way to go green, save some green and get lots of exercise! For more information about Denver B-cycle, click here.
We ran this post last month and it proved so popular we thought today’s storm was a good reason to repeat it, as you may need to find a cheap activity today. So it snowed… a lot. Despite the rutted and icy roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, a hefty 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. But 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
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It’s easy to simply recycle those Valpak envelopes without even opening them. But don’t! Inside are some decent deals and discounts at Front Range businesses. Each month we find, among others, coupons good for 50% off brunch at Bonnie Brae Tavern, 20% off at Harbor Freight Tools, a $4.99 Autawash car wash and more. If you don’t receive a Valpak or simply want additional offers go to their website which has dozens of downloadable coupons (some identical to the mailing and some unique to the website) for dining, home & garden, shops, groceries and more.
Tomorrow, February 17, and every Tuesday, Rocky Mountain Anglers gives 30% off fly-tying supplies, as well as FREE weekly classes between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The shop requests that attendees arrive around 6 p.m. so that they can get tables set up for the class. 1904 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-447-2400.