Dobson Ice Arena is one of the largest multi-purpose ice facilities on Colorado’s Western Slope. Big enough to host concerts, it is open year-round for hockey, figure skating and broomball. It offers a variety of public-skate times, classes, leagues and competitions, from Story Time Skate in conjunction with the Vail Library, to the Vail Invitational Skating Championships, to mixed-martial arts competitions.
ShowTime Skating | Dec. 28-29 | Registration Form | 4 and older
ShowTime Skating is perfect for skaters seeking to apply their skills in a show format, similar to dance recital classes. Classes include rehearsal time, costumes, choreography and skate rentals. There is one session each year with a performance during the Christmas holiday season. Past performances have included High School Musical on Ice and The Society of Super Heroes on Ice.
Public Skating | All Ages | Public Skate Times | Public Hockey Schedule
For the recreational skater, Dobson Ice Arena hosts open skating sessions for all ages and abilities. The arena also offers a wide array of hockey options for youth and adults, beginners to seasoned players. Skate rentals are $3 and admission is $2 for ages four and younger, $5 for ages five through 12 and $6 for ages 13 and older. Season passes are available.
StoryTime Skating | 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays September- April
Dobson Ice Arena/Town of Vail Public Library
Enjoy story hour at the library followed by skating at Dobson at either 10 or 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, September through April. Story hour is free and skating time is $10 per child for skates and instruction.
Private Lessons | All Ages
Trained professionals are available for private instruction at the ice arena. Students are responsible for ice time fees. Instructor fees vary.
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All levels and ages for general skating and figure skating
All levels for hockey skating / power skating
Youth Skating | 4 and older | Information
Dobson hosts a variety of youth skating opportunities for those ages four and older. From its Learn to Skate program to its more advanced instruction for both figure skating and ice hockey, children will enjoy the on-ice and off-ice action that Dobson has to offer.
Adult Leagues | 18 Years and Older | Schedule | Standings | Rules
Registration is under way for Summer A, B, C, Coed and Women's leagues. Leagues will start the week of June 3rd and run through the end of August. Please call Andy at (970) 479-2271 or email email@example.com for more information. All players must be USA Hockey registered.
Bob Johnson Hockey School | 7/14/2013 - 7/20/2013 | Registration Form | Online Registration
Dobson Arena also administers a youth hockey camp every July. This camp is great for all ages. In 2013, the camp will celebrate its 28th year. Bob Johnson Hockey School has become as annual reason to vacation in Vail in the summer. The camp focuses on the fundamentals of hockey and offers three hours of on-ice instruction with another hour off the ice. Coaches include Mark Johnson, current coach of the 2010 Women's Olympic team and also a player on the 1980 Olympic Team who pulled off the Miracle on Ice.
Bob Johnson Hockey School Women's Clinic | Dates TBD
The Vail Recreation District (VRD) will offer an adult women's clinic as par of the return of the 28th annual Bob Johnson Hockey School, featuring instruction by Mark Johnson. Johnson led the U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey Team to a silver medal during the 2010 Olympics and was also the leading scorer on the U.S. team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 at Lake Placid, NY. Johnson has taught at the VRD's ice hockey camp for the past 26 years and is the son of the hockey school's founder, Bob Johnson.
Lodging | Vail International Condominiums
Vail International Condominiums is proud to offer special packages for attendees of Dobson Ice Arena programs. please visit www.vailinternational.com to get more information and to book.
AAA Hockey April 15 - June 17, 2013
2BR/2BA from $135 per night + taxes and fees
Booking code: VI2013AAA
Bob Johnson Hockey Camp July 12 - 21, 2013
2BR/2BA $155 per night + 9.8% tax and $30 housekeeping fee
5 night minimum
Booking code: BJHC2013
Groups/ Corporate Events/ Concerts
Dobson plays host to corporate events, concerts and various groups throughout the year. Events that have been hosted include concerts featuring The Frey, Ziggy Marley, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Leftover Salmon to name a few; events such as the Lippizaner Stallions and E.A.G.L.E.S State Gymnastics Championships; and groups such as the Future Business Leaders of America. Contact Dobson by e-mail or call 970-479-2271 to schedule your next group or corporate event.
Dobson is located on the in-town bus route on West Meadow Drive across from the Vail Library. Call 479-2270 for information.