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P.O. Box 2315
480 East Ave. N.
Ketchum, ID  83340
Ph: 208.726.3841
Fax: 208.726.8234
Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink
Welcome!Idaho Classic 2015

The Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. It is a non-refrigerated human made rink that measures almost two acres. 


The rink is open for about a two-month period each winter from around the December holidays through what we locals call "Presidents' Week" in about mid-February. Rink conditions and operating hours are entirely weather dependent; when it snows, we have to plow and when it gets too warm, the rink is too soft for skating. We make every effort to keep the rink open from dawn until dusk seven days a week. Our Recreation Center at Atkinson Park is open seven days a week from 10:00 to 5:00 when the rink is open, excluding the holidays of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Presidents' Day.

The Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink at Atkinson Park is CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. Check out the Idaho Pond Hockey Classic Tournament information below!

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Pond Hockey Classic Jan 14-15 2017. Park Penguins, for those junior hockey player (2nd-5th graders), will take place Jan 9-Feb 1, 2017. We hope you can join us in all the hockey fun!

The ice rink is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM to dusk, including holidays, weather and conditions permitting. Extra time may be needed for snow removal operations on snow removal days. PLEASE stay off the ice when crews and machinery are working.

The Recreation Center (the Wreck) will be open from 10-5 seven days a week when the rink is open excluding official city holidays: Christmas Eve & Day, New Years Day, MLK Jr. Day, and Presidents Day. All rink equipment will be out and available these days; restrooms are located around the back of the building when it is locked.

Have FUN! Be SAFE! We appreciate your respect for this wonderful free recreation amenity...
General Information
Location: Atkinson Park, 900 Third Avenue North
Phone: 208-726-7820

Hours of operation: seven days per week, dawn until dusk, weather dependent. When it snows, please give us some time to plow the snow off the rink.

Construction and maintenance: Entirely weather dependent! The rink is constructed over a week-long period of cold, clear nights in December with the goal of opening the rink to the public for the holidays. Maintenance occurs as needed; the rink is maintained with a Zamboni, though it is sometimes necessary to spray more water with fire hoses to build up layers or add significant layers of ice. Snowfall requires plowing and snow blowing. Please avoid the rink when large equipment is operating. We are fortunate to live in the shadow of the great Bald Mountain - the sun leaves the rink around 3:00 pm which preserves the ice and prolongs the skating season. As the sun climbs higher into the sky in February, the rink deteriorates in the warm afternoon sun but we are usually able to keep the rink skate-able through Presidents' Week.

Skates, helmets, hockey sticks, pucks, goals, broom ball, and balance assists are all free for public use. We have about 100 pairs of hockey and figure skates. Helmets are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED and are REQUIRED for Parks & Recreation program participants (including After School Program and Park Penguins Hockey Club). Equipment donations are always welcome and cash donations are happily accepted.

PLEASE help us keep this free community facility family-friendly! Giving respect gets respect; please put away all equipment where you found it and treat all equipment and the facilities as if they were your own.

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Idaho Classic Pond Hockey Tournament Information
A traditional outdoor pond hockey tournament held at Christina Potters Ice Rink at Atkinson Park in Ketchum, Idaho. It is usually scheduled for the weekend prior to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A double elimination, 4 on 4, no goalies weekend of old fashioned pond hockey. Teams can have a maximum of 6 players, with only 4 on the ice at a time. Cost is $150 per team. Click the green button below to register your team. 

2015 Idaho Classic tourney photos by Willy Cook at the Idaho Mountain Express here.

Check out the US Pond Hockey Championships in Lake Nokomis, Wisconsin here.


2016 Tourney results:
23 teams participated on Saturday and 9 teams participated on Sunday. Results for the 9th Annual Idaho Pond Hockey Classic at Christina Potters Ice Rink in Ketchum: 

Saturday winner of the Golden Shovel "Roller Jammers" (from Boise) over the "Blazers" (from Ketchum).
Sunday winner of the Golden Shovel was "Mgoo's Mulies" (Ketchum) over the "5-Holes" also of Ketchum.


Party Planners!

As with all of our facilities, the rink and Recreation Room are available for your private party! See the Events and Park Reservations page for more information or call our office at 208-726-7820 X4.


Contact Us
Jennifer Smith
Director of Parks and Recreation
jsmith@ketchumidaho.org

John Kearney
Recreation Supervisor
jkearney@ketchumidaho.org

Bobby Noyes
Youth Recreation Supervisor
bnoyes@ketchumidaho.org

Doran Key
Youth Recreation Supervisor
dkey@ketchumidaho.org

Sharon Arms
Arts & Events Coordinator
sarms@ketchumidaho.org

Heather Johns
Information Services Coordinator
hjohns@ketchumidaho.org

Director’s Office:
City Hall - 480 East Avenue North
PH: 208.727.5081


Recreation and Arts & Events Program Offices:

Atkinson Park - 900 Third Avenue North
PH: 208.726.7820


Mailing Address:
PO Box 2315
Ketchum ID 83340


PH:
208.726.7820