Scenes Of Skating Underway At Los Alamos County Ice Rink

Ellen Smalley helps her son Erik with his skates as her daughter Millie looks on Sunday at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink at 4475 West Road. The County Ice Rink has limited skate times and reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling the rink at 505.662.4500. Photo by John McHale/

Elizabeth Schmidt and her daughter Lillian get the feel of the ice while making rounds Sunday at the County Ice Rink. Photo by John McHale/

Ellen Smalley helps her son Erik get the feel of ice skating and as a beginner he is learning quickly. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos County Ice Rink opened Saturday as a “Close Contact Business” under the current Public Health Order(PHO).

Community Skater Development sessions are available by reservation, with no more than 10 people per session. The Ice Rink’s holiday schedule will run through Jan. 3 with sessions available during the week.

Starting Jan. 4, sessions will only be available Saturday’s and Sunday’s to the end of the season. Skater Development sessions include a brief skating lesson at the start of each session.

Reservations can be made one day in advance and will be limited to four individuals or one household if calling for a family larger than four.

To make a reservation for a skate session, call the Ice Rink between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 505.662.4500; voicemails will not be accepted as confirmed reservations.

Note that locker rooms, concessions, skate sharpening, and water fountains will not be available. However, skate rentals and restrooms will be available. Click here to visit the Los Alamos County Community Services Ice Rink page for the latest schedules.

Skaters skating around the rink on Sunday afternoon, a perfect day for skating. Photo by John McHale/

Caroline Boyle is the County Skate Instructor and available to help skaters with tips on how to improve their skating experience. Photo by John McHale/

It’s good the see the Zamboni back making ice. Photo by John McHale/