WinterFest was a truly inspiring experience of a community coming together to showcase all that is wonderful about the Colorado Chautauqua and the holidays. It would not have been possible without the support of:


Colorado Christmas Lights

November 5, 2019

Boulder Parks and Recreation

November 4, 2019


November 3, 2019

TEBO Properties

October 15, 2019


October 13, 2019


Other special thanks to:

The board and staff of the Colorado Chautauqua
Jeff & Paige
Kiowa Creek Carriages
Food Trucks: Holy Crepe, What The Fork, Los Dos Bros, Seb’s Pizza
WinterFest Market Vendors: Apron Wings, Beelieve Candles, Donnamite Pottery, Gnome for the Holidays, Jacque Michelle & Noonday Collection
The Chautauqua Dining Hall
Photographers John Kenyon and Maud Huey Kenyon, Bella Dougherty
The Cocoa and Crafts team, including organizers from Blue Sky Bridge (Karen Daly & Melissa Santorelli), Lauren Menschel and Promotores Verdes
Jennifer Smith
Insight Designs
Daily Camera
Travel Boulder
Cottage Decorators: Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, Zuza Bohley, Bill Briggs, Julie Carnahan, Dan and Sharon Corson, Abby Daniels, Mike Franson, Megan Cavanaugh, Emily Mears, Shelly Benford, Jim Gregorich, Catherine Long Gates, Judy Megibow, Dana Starr Nikki Wolman & Lauren Park

The 100+ valiant WinterFest volunteers

All of you who turned out to skate, meet Santa, enjoy concerts, watch the tree lighting, tour historic cottages, pursue scavenger hunts, make crafts, purchase holiday gifts, take out memberships or Donate by Cell – and generally bask in the holiday spirit!



Glide into the New Year with Chautauqua WinterFest Skate – Boulder’s ONLY outdoor skating rink!

Skating is open to the public 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM every Wednesday through Sunday – December 18, 2019, to February 2, 2020.
Great value! $8 to skate and $4 for skate rental. Tickets can be purchased at the rink.

Group and corporate bookings also available. For information call: 303-952-1583.

Skating Waiver

Ice skating at WinterFest requires a release and waiver of claims for all skaters. Minors under the age of 18 need a parent/guardian to sign off for them. Minors under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Skip the line and sign your waiver ahead of time and bring it with you to the rink!

Get the waiver HERE


*The rink will be closed on Christmas Day.


WinterSkate is brought to you by GLICE, a synthetic ice for skating anywhere, anytime, in any climate. Glice is the market leader for premium synthetic ice. Glice Eco-Rinks function without electricity and water.

Parking: Free parking is available around The Green or off of the 12th Street Entrance (look for signs on your right hand side when entering from 12th Street)