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Address: 0861 Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970-544-4100
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Aspen Recreation Center, also known as the “ARC”, provides a variety of...

The Aspen Recreation Center, also known as the “ARC”, provides a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages. Try rock climbing for the first time, join a pick-up game of hockey, Mom and me Ice skating classes, learn how to play the guitar, tots and youth art classes, Martial Arts and Karate classes, swim lessons or just kick back and float for hours in our lazy river.Enjoy our state-of-the-art fitness center featuring an aerobic studio, media-enhanced Cardio room with elliptical trainers, treadmills, several types of stationary bikes, as well as stair climbers, a rowing machine, and a television on each machine so you can enjoy your favorite shows while you work out. The weight room includes a number of different resistance machines for weight training.

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Indoor ice skating ring

We brought kids here while visiting over summer. Great indoor ice skating ring. $18 day pass plus $3 skate rental fee. Very friendly staff. Snack shop. They also have indoor pool... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped on arrival for a bathroom stop. After walking around discovered the Ice rink and a climbing wall. After returning to the parking lot their is a paved trail to take a shirt hike. Overall would say don't bother.

Thank bsorge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We brought kids here while visiting over summer. Great indoor ice skating ring. $18 day pass plus $3 skate rental fee. Very friendly staff. Snack shop. They also have indoor pool with lazy river and rock climbing. Great indoor activities for rainy days or just something to do for an afternoon with kids.

Thank MellyTravel2
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A very good recreation center with some great facilities. The staff was always nice and the facilities are well maintained and always clean. There's plenty for everyone to find something including ice rink, pool, hot tubs, steam room and sauna, cardio room and weights room, rock climbing wall and others. This all in addition to the nearby outdoor football and... More 

Thank komandant_dom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were in town for an ice skating competition at the Lewis ice arena, which is part of the Aspen Rec Center, so we spent the majority of a weekend here. The rec center offers nice amenities and while a bit pricey ($15 for visitors) would be a great place for kids to swim if you have some time. The... More 

Thank ColoMama33
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We only did the pool, but there were quite a few other activities. The last 90 minutes are a great deal, if price is an issue (which is was for us). The slide was fun, the lazy river is the fastest we've been in, and if you wanted to swim laps, the pool is beautiful. We highly recommend it!

Thank Leslie F
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The way the instructors handled the little children are amazing. Love it to watch them teaching the little ones to swim

Thank moeks2002
Hudson, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go on a rainy day. Can take the free bus there. Lazy river and water slide were big hits--though the latter does not open until after lessons are done (noon). Pool is kept very warm. Discounts for residents. Bring your own towels to save some money as well. Also have a climbing wall and ice rink.

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

It was a rainy day and the kids wanted to do something so we headed to the rec center. Water slide, pool, lazy river, rock climbing and ice skating all for one price.

Thank Ina R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Kids had a great time. A bit pricey for just a few hours of fun, but worth it when it's pouring rain outside. Just wish that some parents would keep a better eye on their children. The lifeguards were great.

Thank KimberlyJacot
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Why have I not been to this place before? The pool is amazing, the climbing wall way fun and ice skating too. Spend a day here with the kids, it is a blast!

Thank NCJohnson

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