Summer is an excellent time to branch out and offer your kids different and unique settings for their birthday parties. Below I have offered a couple suggestions of what to do and where to go!
What better way to cool off from the summer heat than to have your child’s next party at an ice rink? Big Bear Ice Arena is just one of the local rinks that offers coordinated birthday party packages and is located in the up and coming Lowry development area. What makes Big Bear unique is that it is a converted hanger from the days when Lowry was an Air Force base. It was converted in 1997 but the building dates back to the 1950’s! Included in different party packages are ice time and skate rental, a private party room, pizza, soda and candy. Parents can also hire a skating coach for a portion of the party to teach kids basic skating skills for fun and safety.
You can contact Caitlin Brozna, Assistant Skating Director, to hire a skating coach for an on-ice group lesson for the party.
303-343-1111 Ext. 106
Another great idea that is unique to summer is taking your kids and their friends to the Alpine Slide up in the mountains at Winter Park, or a little closer to home at Heritage Sqaure. The Alpine Slide at Winter Park takes 11 minutes to ride up the mountain on the Arrow chairlift to mid-mountain. That’s where you jump on your plastic alpine sled (complete with rollers and brakes!) and then whiz down the mountainside on a cement chute. For more cautious drivers there is even a slow lane and smaller children are able to ride with parents. By the end of the ride, you’ll travel 3,000 feet, with a 610-foot vertical drop! The Alpine Slide is open during the summer only from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. The base of the mountain also offers mini-golf and bungee trampolines for additional fun! This makes for the perfect day trip and a very fun birthday party hat tyour child will talk about for years!