Sun Valley is known, well actually famous, for its ice skating. Since Sun Valley Resort’s opening in 1936, ice skating has played a seminal role in the area’s history and culture. Each year the celebrated rink attracts the who’s who of the world’s best skaters to Sun Valley to revel in their love of the sport and perform. Sun Valley’s beloved rink, home to ice shows as well as good family fun is open all year round with skate rentals available on site. In the winter months, the Christina Potter Rink at Atkinson Park offers free skating, skates, and helmets as well as hockey sticks and pucks to one and all. At nearly an acre, this sheet of ice is buzzing with activity all winter long. The magic of ice skating is a big part of the Sun Valley experience and as one beloved local skater once said, “In the Chronicles of Narnia it was always winter and never Christmas, but in Sun Valley it’s always Christmas until it’s Easter.”
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