Rink Status: CLOSED for the season - Updated 2/8/13.
Beginning Friday, December 28th the Carroll Park Ice Rink
Warming Hut and Skate Rental Shop will begin its’ regular business hours. Hours
of operation for the 2012-2013 season are found on the flyer below. Hours are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, and hockey league schedules. Some changes are short notice and may not be reflected below.
General Statement of Operating Hours (Heinz Bergann, Director)
Our public hours of operation (began 12/28; the minute the ice was
ready) for the 2012-13 seaon. The Carroll Park Ice Rink has been scheduled to be staffed 1) 5-9pm on Fridays, 2) 1-9pm
on Saturdays, and 3) noon to 5pm on Sundays. Plus, every Monday from 2-5pm for
Alamosa Schools early release and Holidays such as MLK day. These hours
indicate when the warming hut is staffed for skate rentals, snacks, and skate
sharpening. The rink is closed anytime the temperature is below +5 degrees
Fahrenheit or too warm (soft ice or water appears) to ensure patron safety.
The rink is available during the daytime on weekdays for unsupervised
“skate at your own risk” use when conditions allow. During weekday evenings,
youth hockey practices, an occasional game, and adult pickup hockey use the
rink from around 5-10pm Monday through Thursday.
Unfortunately this year, we have had to significantly deviant from the
above planned hours due to an extended cold spell, and now, a mild heat wave.
These open hours have been based on historical use patterns, public input, and
“typical” environmental conditions etc. Most youth hockey games are played
Saturday mornings whenever possible to keep Saturday afternoons for public use.
Unfortunately this season several times we had to delay our youth games to
ensure the kids safety which cut into the afternoon time. Whenever a delayed
start to the youth games or, out of town teams come in to play games on a
Saturday (twice this season), we extend Sunday public skating time to minimize the loss of public skating hours; of course many times this season, it was
too cold in the evening to open.
We are keenly aware of the balance between promoting youth hockey and
public skating in general and try to maximize availability of the rink to both
groups. Unfortunately, it has been a difficult year with extreme temperatures. Until the time comes when a new, mechanically chilled ice rink is constructed, weather conditiions will largely dictate the use of the current facility.