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New Year’s Day Fun: Polar Plunges & Skating

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Peter Pereira of Centennial took this picture at Evergreen Lake's Skate the lake event on Dec. 29. "Lots of skaters, hockey players and onlookers," he wrote.

Peter Pereira of Centennial took this picture at Evergreen Lake’s Skate the lake event on Dec. 29. “Lots of skaters, hockey players and onlookers,” he wrote.

There’s fun to be had on New Year’s Day in Colorado. Below lie just a sampling of the offerings. Check our Local Events page for more options.

In Boulder you can take part in the Polar Plunge 2011 at the Boulder Reservoir, a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association. Click on the logo below for more details.

plunge New Years Day Fun: Polar Plunges & Skating

In Evergreen the Skate the Lake annual celebration features pond skating and another polar plunge. This one is a plunge into the chilly lake through a hole cut into the ice. Get more info at evergreenicemelt.com and drivesmarte-c.org/theEvent.htm.

See CBS4’s video below from New Year’s Eve when skaters were out on the ice.

Skating is also recommended at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park in downtown Denver next to the 16th Street Mall, where the following special event is taking place New Year’s Day:

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
World Music Night – Paa Kow’s By All Means Band
Head to the rink to hear Ghana Native Paa Kow, an international touring drumset player, composer, director, and teacher of music. He has shared the stage with African greats: Kojo Antwi, George Darko, Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela, Amakye Dede, as well as American Greats: Victor Wooten, Michael Kang and Chris Berry’s Panjea.

Get more information at downtowndenver.com and see some of CBS4’s video from the rink (shot on Thursday) below:

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