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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.

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 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. The 2019 tourney is scheduled for the weekend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 19th and 20th. 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. The registration cost is $50 per team. Click the green button above to register your team. Online registration takes place beginning on November 20th, 2018 at www.ketchumidaho.org/registration.

11th Annual 2018 Tourney results:
200 competitors and over 100 spectators enjoyed this year's great competition and beautiful sunny weather. Twenty-three team competed Saturday (B Division); Hidden Springs Hockey Club (Boise/Montana) defeated the B-52 Boat Cats (Boise) in the finals.
Day two was the A Division consisting of 11 teams. The Kennedrunks (local) defeated Jiven Jabroni's (Boise).
Thanks go out to:
  • KB's Food Truck for slinging brats, burritos and beer
  • Play Hard Give Back for cozies and nuts donation

2017 10th Annual Idaho Pond Hockey Classic Idaho Statesman coverage.

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

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

Contact Us
John Kearney
Director of Recreation

Julia Mace
Recreation Supervisor

Bobby Noyes
Youth Recreation Supervisor

Recreation Administration Offices
Atkinson Park
900 Third Avenue North
PO Box 2315
Ketchum ID 83340