Current & Scheduled Closures

The Winter Wonderland is Currently Closed As of January 11th, 2017, the "ARC-tic" Outdoor Skating Pond is currently closed due to warm weather.
The ARC will be closed today from 4:00pm - 11:59pm The Aspen Recreation Center will close early at 4pm on Saturday, January 21st for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes you.
There are no current or upcoming scheduled closures within the next 90 days.
There are no current or upcoming scheduled closures within the next 90 days.

Here's What's New...

Indoor Pickleball is here!

Indoor Pickleball is here!

Ready for some Pickleball???

When: Saturdays, 10am-2pm beginning Saturday, January 21st

Where: Aspen Elementary School Gym

Cost: $10 drop in fee – cash only, please!

Courts: 3 courts available, first come, first serve basis

Equipment: Paddles and indoor balls available for use
One game rotation – play to 11, win by 2 – players shall relinquish the court after completion of one set or one hour, whichever is first.
Open gym pickleball is for players of all abilities, except where specified. Players are responsible for following accepted open rotation guidelines. Failure to adhere to building rules may result in one or more of the following actions: warning, request to leave the facility, loss of facility priviledges or termination of program time.

Come out and enjoy the fun!

Let’s get Pickled!!

New! - Sewing Class!

New! - Sewing Class!

Want to get better at sewing? Need a sewing machine to practice on? Start with the basics and progress to more challenging projects under the guidance of our accomplished instructor! Each month will have a different theme! January = Sewing Basics!

Every Tuesday from 5-7pm, Room 209 at the Aspen Recreation Center
$60 for the month or $15 drop-in!
 Sewing machines, some materials and thread, seam rippers, scissors, and pins provided.

Register here! »

Private Event - January 21st - Early ARC Closure

Private Event - January 21st - Early ARC Closure

Due to a private event, the Aspen Recreation Center will close to the public at 4:00pm on Saturday, January 21st.

Thank you! 

Owl Creek Chase - February 12, 2017

Owl Creek Chase - February 12, 2017

The Owl Creek Chase is both a cross-country ski race and tour! The race is 21K freestyle Nordic ski race from the Snowmass XC Center to Aspen Nordic Center. The Tour is a shorter version of the race starting at Two Creeks.

The challenging course from Snowmass Village to Aspen presents the very best that Colorado skiing has to offer: tough climbs, scenic views, thrilling descents and excellent snow conditions! Participants can choose between the 9am Classic race or 9:30am Skate race. 

Prize money awarded for the Classic Race. Prize Money for top 3 overall Men and top 3 Overall Women in the Classic division ONLY. $300, $200, $100

Registration Fee schedule: $45 til today til 1/30/17 $55 til 2/1/17 to 2/09/17 and $60 til 2/10/17 til Race Day.

Don't want to race? Do the Free Tour! The Owl Creek Chase TOUR - a scenic point to point Nordic tour starting at Two Creeks at 10am and ending at the Aspen Nordic Center.

This is the only time you will be able to ski the entire Owl Creek Chase route without taking your skis off at the road crossings.  There will be a refreshment station along the course and at the finish. Suggested donation of $25 to the Aspen/Snowmass Nordic Council is greatly appreciated. You must register for the tour here ;

For more information and how to register go to or click above to register for the race!

Text Messaging Program - Stay Informed about Rec Events!

Text Messaging Program - Stay Informed about Rec Events!

Would you like to be notified of upcoming events at the ARC by text message?

Please text code "Aspen ARC" to phone number 313131 to join!

Aspen Golf Simulator

Aspen Golf Simulator

Why watch the PGA tour professionals play golf during the winter when you can play the same courses from right here in Aspen? The Aspen Golf Club and the Red Mountain Grill have partnered to: allow you to get your swing back on the range, play your favorite course or just have a good time with your friends and family.

For more details or to make a reservation please call 970-275-7346. We look forward to this new addition!

Hours of operation: 
Thursday & Friday: 4:00pm - 8:00pmSaturday: 2:00pm - 8:00pmSunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


1/2 hour: $20.00     1 hour: $40.00

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