Fun Things To Do At North Pond Park in Silverthorne, CO

Special to the daily: Kim Fuller
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

There’s nothing quite like ice-skating on a natural pond. North Pond Park in Silverthorne is the place for families to go to ice skate, play pick up hockey or dabble in ice fishing.

Fishing is catch-and-release only, and the hours the pond is open for activities is determined by the length of every day.

“As always, as soon as the ice is safe, the pond is open for skating and hockey from dawn to dusk every day,” said Liz Hodson, Town of Silverthorne recreation center administrative assistant.

Hodson added how the pond has a hometown feeling to it that naturally invites people to want to come play.

North Pond Park is located at the corner of Highway 9 and Hamilton Creek Road in Silverthorne, across the street from Silverthorne Elementary School.

“With access to restrooms, a warming hut, fire pit and easy parking, it is the perfect place for community to gather and play a pickup game of puck and stick, or just enjoy some turns on the ice,” Hodson shared. “Best part, it’s free!”

Upcoming Winter 2016 Events at North Pond Park

Sunday, January 31 — Twilight Skate from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

North Pond Park is holding an after-hours twilight skate in late January. Skates are not required, and headlamps or flashlights are recommended. After playtime on the ice, enjoy a warm bowl of chili and a “moon” pie for dessert around the fire pit. The event is free. Call (970) 262-7370 for more information.

Saturday, March 19 — Stargazing Snowshoe at Angler Mountain Trail from 6 to 9 p.m.

Start this March evening on snowshoes, and end it around the fire pit at North Pond Park’s Warming Hut with hot drinks and s’mores. The event begins with a night snowshoe on Silverthorne’s Angler Mountain Trail. Headlamps or flashlights are recommended. To get to the trailhead, turn east at the intersection of Highway 9 and Bald Eagle Road, and travel a half-mile on Bald Eagle Road — the trailhead is on the right. Call (970) 262-7377 for more information.

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