• Masks are REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES while skating at Evergreen Lake House and Buchanan Ponds. 

  • Buchanan Ponds skating is closed for the season due to unstable ice. 

Skating at Evergreen Lake is Now Open!

Ice skating and hockey will look a little different this winter, but EPRD is working with Jefferson County Public Health to make sure we can provide a safe experience for all visitors, residents, and employees.  We are still working on details, but below is some information subject to change:

  • Tickets will be sold up to seven days in advance by time slots - online only.  No walk-up ticket sales. 
  • We will have smaller individual rinks this year limited to 10 people per rink. You must maintain 6 feet of distance between households.
  • Hockey is now available with a private rink reservation. The same-household requirement has been lifted. Rink capacity and mask wearing requirements remain the same.
  • You can now make individual skating reservations if you do not want to rent an entire rink. Skaters will be put on a rink (total of 10 people) so you could be on the ice with people you do not know.  You must maintain 6 ft of distance between households. Reservations are for one hour. No sticks, no pucks, skating only.
  • For tickets, you will need to have an account with EPRD's registration software, ActiveNet. Therefore, we suggest setting up an account now if you do not have one. Most EPRD patrons will have an account and may only need to update their information.  Instructions for ActiveNet are on the Community Announcements Page.   Links for reservations are below under the "Fees and Reservations" tab.
  • No shuttling this year due to COVID-19.  Parking is always limited, so when your time is done at Evergreen Lake, please be kind and leave promptly so the next wave of skaters can have a parking space. 
  • Skate rentals and limited concession food/drinks will be available outside ONLY at Evergreen Lake.  No inside access to Evergreen Lake House will be allowed.  No skate rentals or concessions at Buchanan Ponds.
  • No refunds, credits, or transfers unless EPRD closes due to weather or ice conditions.
  • Masks are required. 


  • Monday through Friday: 3 to 7 PM, weather permitting
  • Saturday: 8 AM to 8 PM, weather permitting
  • Sunday: 8 AM to 7 PM, weather permitting

Always call the Skating Hotline 720-880-1391 before heading to Evergreen Lake or Buchanan Ponds as fluctuating weather can affect hours of operation.

2021 Evergreen Pond Hockey Championship- Cancelled for 2021

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