Frosty Fun: Best Ice Skating Hotspot in a National Park

Carving Up the Ice: Ice Skating in National Parks

This winter, make sure to include ice skating at the top of your activities list. There is nothing better than the bonding experience that happens on the ice. Whether you are a pro on skates or new to the sport, it is open to all levels. You can have a solo adventure, bring the family, or make a cute date night holding hands as you circle around the rink. To make the experience even better, choose an ice skating rink surrounded by incredible nature in one of the most amazing U.S. national parks.

Curry Village in Yosemite National Park

Curry Village is nestled in Yosemite Valley, surrounded by many of the must see sights in Yosemite National Park. Just to the east of Curry Village you will find Half Dome, to the north is Yosemite Falls, to the south you have Glacier Point, and countless trailheads right around the property. Inside the village, you and the family will have everything you need for an amazing stay.

History of Curry Village

Curry Village opened its doors in 1899 by its founders David and Jennie Curry. Since then, it has been one of the top places to visit and stay in, in Yosemite National Park. The standard lodge rooms, canvas tent cabins and wood cabins are available for a nice and relaxing stay. The village offers so many fun things to do with the family year-round including a swimming pool, rock climbing school, bike rentals, ice skating rink and so much more!

Ice Skating in Curry Village

With the natural beauty as a backdrop to your winter activity, ice skating in Curry Village is a must. Ice skating was established at Curry Village in 1928 and has since been a place for families, friends, and couples to make fun-filled memories. The ice skating rink is open daily from November to March. Once you are done circling the ice and becoming a pro, you can end the day sitting by a cozy fire pit enjoying the fabulous views.

Winter Activities near Curry Village

Ice skating is not the only winter activity that is offered in and around the area. Below is a list of other options that you and the family can choose from to build your itinerary.

  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing

Where to Stay: Curry Village

Curry Village has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and memorable stay, including a coffee shop, gift shop, and restaurants. It is also an excellent place to settle in and use as a base camp for exploring all things Yosemite. It is surrounded by waterfalls, meadows, valleys, and granite cliffs. Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, and Vernal Fall are all popular sightseeing destinations for visitors just a short distance from the village.

Curry Village offers different types of accommodations so you can choose which one suits your style of stay!

  • Heated Canvas Tent Cabins
  • Unheated Canvas Tent Cabins
  • Yosemite Cabins- Classic Wood Cabins
  • Stoneman Standard Hotel Style Rooms

Get Outside This Winter

Whether you are seeking winter wonderland thrills, a vacation in nature, or wanting to create lasting family memories, the national parks in winter are a guaranteed unforgettable experience. Curry Village allows visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of Yosemite National Park. And what better setting to enjoy the natural beauty than from the iconic Curry Village Ice Skating Rink. Start planning your trip today!

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