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Winthrop Ice Rink is open for winter

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of gliding across glistening ice on a pair of skates. Add a stunning outdoor setting, complete with towering mountains and bald eagles soaring overhead, and you’ve got the Winthrop Rink. Nestled in the Methow Valley, the Winthrop Rink offers a range of programs for all ages and abilities, from Open Skate sessions, to drop-in hockey, to freestyle figure skating, to Learn to Skate, to hockey tournaments. 

What started out as a frozen patch of ground over two decades ago has grown, through community support, into a non-profit refrigerated, NHL-sized rink. It’s one of the most unique skating experiences out there! And this season, the Winthrop Rink is thrilled to announce that it will have its earliest opening date ever! The doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2nd for a drop-in hockey session, followed by Stick & Puck and a number of Open Skate sessions. You can visit the rink’s website at to learn more and view the schedule. The ice, and its beautiful surroundings, await!