Our Ys are open with temporarily reduced hours to members and program participants. Guests are welcome beginning Oct 1. Please check our reopening guide for policies before you arrive.

The Arapahoe Y pool will be closed for bubble installation, Sept 26 (at noon)-Oct 4.


The Carlston Ice Arena at the Arapahoe Y in Lafayette is a community rink where people of all ages, all abilities and all skill levels have a safe and inclusive environment to learn new skills, build confidence, make friends and fall in love with ice sports. Our ice programs are not simply about developing better skaters; we are working to empower youth, nurture positive values and build a community. From tiny skaters to adult hockey players, the Carlston Ice Arena is a place where everyone can find a passion and show some heart.

The ice rink is back open for select programs. Please review our reopening guide for general and ice-specific guidelines before returning to the Y.


Due to COVID-19, open skate and ice rink reservations are not available at this time.

Open Skate

Bring your family and friends for fun and fellowship on the ice! Visit our schedules page for recreational skating hours.

  • Free for Members
  • Non-Members: $5 Youth / $8 Adult

Ice Reservations

The YMCA allows members and non-members to reserve and use the ice whenever it is not being used for programs.

  • Members: $200 per hour
  • Non-members: $250 per hour

Group Reservations

We allow groups to come to recreational skate sessions as long as space and staffing are available. Any group with more than 6 skaters must book their time at least 2 business days in advance. All groups must have waivers signed by the participant or guardian (for participants under 18). Waiver will be sent out with confirmation.



Private Ice Skating Lessons

We offer private and semi-private skating lessons for recreational skaters, figure skaters and hockey players. Lessons are offered during our rec skate times or freestyle times depending on skill level. The cost of the ice is not included in the lesson.

Private Lessons

  • Member: $28
  • Non-member: $34

Semi-Private Lessons

  • Member: $20 (per person)
  • Non-member: $25 (per person)

Call 303-443-4474 ext. 6203 or email us to sign up for private lessons. 

Ice: Learn to Skate & Figure Skating

303-443-4474 ext. 6203
Email Learn to Skate

Ice: Hockey

303-443-4474 ext. 6200
Email Hockey