- Winter Activities
In winter, a pond or lake in Montana can become an ice skating rink. Anaconda, Butte, Helena and Philipsburg also have ice skating rinks and many are free to the public.
Bannack State Park: Ice skating pond and warming house, open from late December to early March. Skates available at no cost. Hot refreshments and gifts available in warming house. Southwest of Dillon.
Black Sandy State Park: One of just a few public parks (a day use area) located on Hauser Reservoir. 15 miles northeast of Helena.
Butte Community Ice Center: Regulation 85 foot by 200 foot ice rink hosting youth hockey and junior hockey programs. Public skating offered Sundays. Butte.
Helena Ice Arena: Indoor 41,000 square-foot facility offering public ice skating, figure skating, men’s and women’s beginner and adult hockey leagues, and youth hockey. Home of the Cascade Cup Champion Helena Bighorns hockey. Helena.
Kennedy Commons: A city park in the center of downtown Anaconda, popular for ice skating during the winter. Anaconda.
Lewis & Clark Recreation Area: A day use area on Clark Canyon Reservoir. 20 miles south of Dillon.
Winninghoff Park Ice Rink: Picturesque NHL-sized outdoor ice skating rink located in Philipsburg’s National Historic District. Warming house, lighted for night skating. Philipsburg.