While the Aspen Recreation Center closes just
before 9pm, there is quite a bit of enjoyment to be
had here after a day on the slopes. If you get there
right after leaving the slopes, and eat a late dinner
after the center closes you will have plenty of
time to enjoy what the ARC has to offer.
The climbing walls at the center are the biggest
attraction. The ARC features approximately 3100 feet
of climbing walls for your enjoyment. There is also a
3-D climbing tower with more than 25 routes and four
Another nice feature at the Aspen Recreation Center
is the pool area. The James E. Moore Pool area
features two pools. One pool is 25 yards in length
and features six lanes, while the other pool is for
recreation and has a two story slide, a lazy river, and
spray features. You will also find a dry sauna, a steam
room, and hot tubs in the pool area.
The Lewis Ice Arena is also located at the Aspen
Recreation Center. Completed in the Spring of 2003,
the arena features an NHL regulation size skating
surface, grandstand seating for 450, a skate shop,
locker rooms, and shower rooms. Public skating,
skating lessons, figure skating, youth and adult
hockey, and skating shows are available. You can
also host private parties at the arena. High altitude
training is also offered here.
You will also find cardio and weight rooms at the
center, and many fitness classes are also offered.
The Aspen Recreation Center hosts many off-site
activities in the Aspen area as well, such as golf,
tennis, climbing, aquatics, sailing, skateboarding,
ceramics classes, baseball, softball, soccer,
hockey, and various camps.
Babysitting services are available at the center as
well. This place is a great way to wrap up a day of
activity and wind down before your evening meal.
Again, the Aspen Recreation Center closes just
before 9pm, so make sure you head there right after
leaving the slopes for the day.
Admission for guests is $13 for youths and $15 for
adults. Admission includes access to the climbing
towers, swimming pool area, ice skating rink, weight
room, cardio room, adult fitness classes, water
aerobics, climbing wall and playhouse, and tennis
courts. The Aspen Recreation Center is a great place
for every member of the family. Call ahead to find out
about any planned events that are going on for even
more entertainment options.
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