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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 entirely free for the public - we even skates and sticks for you to use. 

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
Please note that the Christina Potters Outdoor Ice Rink is closed for the 2018-2019 season. We will see you on the ice next year!

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.

12th Annual 2019 Tourney results:
Almost 200 competitors and over 100 spectators came out to enjoy this year's great competition through sun, rain and snow. Twenty four teams competed Saturday (B Division); Hatrick Swayzes (local) defeated Rocky (Boise) in the finals. Day two was the A Division consisting of eight teams. The Kennedrunks (local... defending champs) defeated The Heard (Seattle).
Thanks go out to:
  • Mahoney's Bar & Grill for serving up bratwurst and beverages
  • Spencer Brendel and Play Hard Give Back for cooking up flapjacks and providing cozies to all participants 

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

Crystal England
Youth Recreation Supervisor

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