Reservations are required for independent workouts. ReserveOur Ys are open with temporarily reduced hours. Please check our reopening guide for policies before you arrive.


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.

COVID Refund and Credit Policy for Y Programs (Effective 11/4/2020)

The COVID Refund and Credit Policy for Y Programs supersedes the YMCA of Northern Colorado’s existing refund/credit policy. This policy applies to registration in the following programs: Health/Fitness, Sports, Aquatics, Ice, Preschool, Youth and Teen Programs and Adult Programs. This policy does not apply to Y membership or YMCA Camp Santa Maria.



Rec Skate

Rec skate is not available at this time.

Bring your family and friends for fun and fellowship on the ice! Reservations required.

  • 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 and figure skaters.


Ice: Learn to Skate & Figure Skating

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

Ice: Hockey

303-443-4474 ext. 6200
Email Hockey