Dobson Arena 45th Anniversary party


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45th Anniversary of Dobson Ice Arena

Tuesday, April 2 from 3:30 to 8 p.m.


This free public event will feature free bumper cars, public skating, a live DJ, raffle, prizes and more.

Since its inception in 1979, Dobson Ice Arena has been a hub of activity in Vail and a gathering place for residents and visitors alike - offering something for everyone, from ice skating to hockey to community events and concerts. Currently, plans are underway for much-needed renovations of the aging building, and the public will have an opportunity to view some conceptual plans at the anniversary event.

"Dobson Arena has such a rich history, and has brought joy to so many individuals over the years," says Scott O'Connell, Director of Operations for the Vail Recreation District. "We are excited to honor this history while we also look ahead towards the next chapter. We invite the community to come and see what the next 45 years of Dobson could be!"


  • 3:30-5:45 p.m. FREE bumper cars! Participants must be 48 inches to ride - bumper cars will be first-come, first-served with 12 cars on the ice at a time.
  • During bumper cars we will also have FREE kids' make your own pizza at the concession area (ending at 5:45 p.m.) AND face painting!
  • 6:15-8 p.m. FREE public disco skating party! Bring your own skates, or complimentary skate rentals will be available (while supplies last)
  • Disco theme: retro costumes encouraged!
  • DJ Krusher Jones
  • Food & drink specials
  • Raffle & giveaways! Be entered to win fun prizes by submitting your event RSVPĀ HERE
  • Memory Lane: step into the past and embark on a journey down Memory Lane, featuring vintage photographs of Dobson Arena!

We can't wait to see everyone on Tuesday, April 2 for a celebration to remember! Dobson Ice Arena is located at 321 E Lionshead Circle in Vail, CO. For questions or more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 970-479-2271.