The Carlston Ice Arena at the Arapahoe Y 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 around the ice. From tiny skaters to adult hockey players, the Carlston Ice Arena is a place where everyone can find a passion and show some heart.


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: $175 per hour
  • Non-members: $225 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 skating lessons for recreational and figure skaters. Lessons are offered during our rec skate times or freestyle times depending on skill level.

Private Lessons

  • Member: $28
  • Non-member: $34

Semi-Private Lessons

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

Call 303-443-4474 ext. 6201 or email us to sign up for private lessons. 

Rocket Skate Shop

Located inside the Arapahoe Y next to the ice rink, Rocket Skate Shop offers:

  • Hockey and figure skate fitting and sales
  • Skate sharpening, mounting, alignment, and repairs
  • Full line of hockey sticks and protective gear
  • Hockey and skating accessories

303-664-5455 ext. 3335

Ice Department: Figure Skating & Learn to Skate

303-443-4474 ext. 6203
Email the Ice Department

Ice Department: Hockey

303-443-4474 ext. 6200