Curry Village Ice Rink is now open for the 2011/2012 winter season. This is an exciting mile-marker of the Yosemite holiday season. Visitors to Yosemite National Park this winter will enjoy the festive ambiance of the Curry Village Ice Rink. Ice skating has been an ongoing Yosemite winter activity since 1928 when an unused parking lot was flooded by the Yosemite Winter Club. The tradition of ice skating in Yosemite beneath Half Dome and Glacier Point has continued ever since.
Yosemite’s Curry Village Ice Rink offers many comforts for both the ice skaters in your group as well as those who just want to take it all in from the sidelines. Ice skaters can rent their skates at the ice rink for $4 with helmets available to use at no additional charge. The Curry Village Ice Rink provides storage cubbies for keeping your shoes. The warming hut is a great place to take a break from the rink. Hot drinks and snacks are also available for purchase the the rink. Spectators or those waiting for the next skate session will enjoy the fire pit that features views of the rink as well as Half Dome.
For those who are planning to spend the holidays in Yosemite, the Curry Village Ice Rink is a must. Other Yosemite winter activities include cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, sledding, sleigh rides and even fishing. There are plenty of Yosemite winter activities for those coming to spend time in Yosemite this winter. Of all the Yosemite winter activities, your group is sure to love ice skating in Yosemite.
The price of ice skating at Curry Village is charged per 2.5 hour session: $9.50 for adults and $8.50 for kids. Weekday sessions are scheduled from 3:30 – 6:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:30 pm. Weekend ice skating sessions are the same as weekdays with an additional morning session from 8:30 – 11:00 am both Saturdays and Sundays. Your holidays in Yosemite will be even more special if you take your group ice skating. The Curry Village Ice Rink is a hub for entertainment during the Yosemite holidays. Plan to go ice skating in Yosemite and enjoy one of the most popular Yosemite winter activities available. Give the agents at National Park Reservations a call to secure your lodging reservations for your holiday in Yosemite National Park.