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The Vail Golf Club is now closed for the 2020 season. We look forward to seeing you out on the Nordic track this winter!



Looking for a unique venue in Vail for a special event or gathering? The VRD offers a variety of venues for both large and small-scale events from birthday parties to family reunions, from weddings to corporate retreats, from sports tournaments to concerts. Facility rentals are available for Dobson Ice Arena, The Grill on the Gore at the Vail Golf Club, Imagination Station and for the Ford Park and Vail Athletic Fields.

Vail Golf Club

The Vail Golf Club and the Grill on the Gore staff are available to help plan and facilitate a variety of events and activities including golf tournaments, group retreats, weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, holiday parties and more. Group packages are available for golf tournaments.

Dobson Ice Arena


Throughout the year, Dobson Ice Arena plays host to corporate events, concerts and various groups. Some recent highlights include concerts featuring The Fray, 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.

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties have never been so much fun! Take advantage of unique venues to host your child's next birthday at the Vail Gymnastics Center, Dobson Ice Arena or Imagination Station. Each provides staff for the party and can provide assistance with even the most elaborate ideas.

Vail Gymnastics Center: 970-479-2287


Host a birthday party at the Gymnastics Center, and your guests will enjoy access to the trampoline, loose foam pit, rope swing, obstacle course, games and more. Parties are 90 minutes long and include instructors and invitations. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are encouraged, but not included.

 Imagination Station/VRD Youth Services: 970-479-2292

Birthday Party: Play in Imagination Station and paint pottery. We provide a space for snacks, cake & ice cream. The cost is $150 for up to 10 children and $7 per additional child up to 15 children total - this includes Imagination Station entry and pottery for each participant (a $22/child value). 

Child Virtual Reality Party: We provide one virtual reality room for 90 minutes and space for snacks, cake & ice cream. The cost is $150 for up to 10 children and $7 per additional child up to 15 total - this includes Imagination Station entry. Virtual Reality is not recommended for young children. More information on the safety of VR with children:

Adult Virtual Reality Party: We provide two virtual reallity rooms for 90 minutes. The cost is $150 and is recommended for 10 to 20 adults. 

Art Party: Choose your unpainted pottery then create a masterpiece. You glaze or we glaze, then we fire for you to pick up. Save $5/piece for every piece of pottery over four!

Reservations are required. Closures for 2017-2018: November 23, 24, 25, 26, December 25, January 1, May 28, July 4

Dobson Ice Arena: 970-479-2271

Enjoy indoor, on-ice action at Dobson Ice Arena. Fees for private parties vary, or birthday parties can be held in conjunction with public skate time.

Vail Nature Center

The Nature Center can host a variety of groups from school-age children to senior citizens. Programs are tailored to fit each group's needs, and costs vary accordingly. Call 970-479-2291 for details.

Ford Park and Vail Athletic Fields

The VRD athletic fields continued to draw some of the largest sports competitions in the nation, while serving as home field for The Vail Rugby Club and Pepi's Soccer Club. Rental fees of the athletic fields vary and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Some popular events held throughout the summer season include:

  • King of the Mountain Volleyball Tournament: 400 participants.
  • Vail Lacrosse Shootout and Warrior Colorado Lacrosse Tournament: 5,000 participants.
  • Vail Invitational Soccer Tournament: 600 participants.
  • Kick-It 3v3 Soccer Rocky Mountain Regional Finals: 1,600 participants.
  • Vail Valley Soccer Club Challenge Cup: 2,400 participants.

Call 970-479-2279 to reserve an athletic field for your event.