YOSEMITE – The Curry Village Ice Rink is open now through March 2, 2014.
Located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, the Curry Village Ice Rink is a winter destination and holiday favorite for park visitors.
Families enjoy this outdoor winter activity suitable for all ages in one of California’s most spectacular winter landscapes.
The Curry Village Ice Rink was established in 1928 when the Yosemite Winter Club flooded a Camp Curry parking lot in Yosemite Valley, hosting hockey games, curling and speed skating competitions. Today, the outdoor rink is located at the Curry Village Recreation Center, nestled below Glacier Point with impressive views of Half Dome. The recreation center is easily accessible via the park’s shuttle system at stop #13A. Parking is also available for private vehicles. Ice skating is just one of many winter activities in Yosemite as the park also includes Badger Pass Ski Area.
In addition to ice skating, Curry Village Ice Rink features a large square fire pit with bench seating adjacent to the rink perfect for toasting s’mores, watching skaters on the ice, sipping hot cocoa or just admiring the natural winter beauty of Yosemite. The rink is a favorite for park visitors of all ages and Fodor’s Travel ranked it as one of the “15 Best Ice Skating Rinks in the U.S.” in 2013.
Daily skating sessions (subject to weather conditions) are offered from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. On weekends, the rink is open for additional morning and afternoon sessions from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., and from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m., along with 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., and an evening session from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. The ice skating session fees are $10.00 per adult and $9.50 per child ages 12 and under. Rental ice skates are available for $4.00 per session. Helmets are available at no additional cost.
The Curry Village Ice Rink is operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite.
For more information on winter activities and lodging in Yosemite, visit www.YosemitePark.com or call 801-559-4949. For current ice rink conditions, call 209-372-8319. For road and weather conditions, call the automated National Park Service information line at 209-372-0200.