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Address: 861 Maroon Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611-3361
Phone Number: +1 970-544-4100
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06:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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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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Excellent facility

The ARC has just about everything you could want for indoor (and some outdoor) recreation pursuits. Built by the city of Aspen about 10 years ago, this place is fantastic! It has... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Lisa B
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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95 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The ARC has just about everything you could want for indoor (and some outdoor) recreation pursuits. Built by the city of Aspen about 10 years ago, this place is fantastic! It has dedicated lanes for lap swimming, a lazy river and water slide for the kids, an Olympic sized ice rink, a 35 foot climbing tower, weight and exercise room... More 

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We were staying in Aspen a few days and gave the kids a break from hiking and headed here for some "kid fun" .. We have 3 kiddos (3,5,10) it cost the 5 of us almost $90 for a day pass to play in the pool area (pool, lazy river, kiddy shallow area & large slide) and the rock-climbing area.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 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.

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 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 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

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

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Hudson, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 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.

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