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Dobson Arena

321 E Lionshead Circle, Vail, Colorado | 970-479-2271

Status: Open | Hours vary; visit the Dobson Ice Arena schedule for public skating hours

Public Skating & Hockey | Learn To Skate | Adult Hockey Leagues | Youth Hockey | Summer Camps | Vail Yeti Games

Dobson Arena users can park in the Lionshead Parking Structure; fees may apply. View real-time parking status info. The Dobson Arena is also accessible via the in-town and West Vail loops of the free Town of Vail bus system. View a bus schedule.

At 35,000 square feet, Dobson Ice Arena is one of the largest multi-purpose ice facilities on Colorado's Western Slope. It's open year-round for hockey, figure skating and broomball. It hosts ice events such as the Vail Invitational Skating Championships and the Bob Johnson Hockey Camp, yet the Lipizanner Stallions have also performed here, and the arena has been home to many other non-ice events, including concerts.

In late October, the Ski and Snowboard Club Vail conducts its annual equipment swap here, a longstanding Vail Valley tradition. Dobson Ice Arena offers a variety of public skate times, classes, leagues, and competitions. It is also home to Vail Junior Hockey Club and Skating Club of Vail.

Dobson Ice Arena Highlights:

  • World-class ice rink
  • Highly skilled and capable staff including three Certified Ice Technicians, a certification recognized by the NHL
  • Variety of youth skating programs including Learn to Skate, Youth Hockey, Girls Hockey, Theater on Ice and more
  • Semi-pro hockey team Vail Yeti taking on opponents during lively and entertaining games throughout winter
  • Youth summer camps including the popular Bob Johnson Hockey School
  • Mile High Mite hockey program, providing instruction and equipment to "never-ever" youth players
  • Multi-purpose facility with the capability to hold large events including concerts, conferences and fundraisers 
A hockey game in progress with players on the ice and spectators in the stands.