Pinedale's Indoor Ice Arena
The Sublette County Ice Arena is the perfect way to beat the winter doldrums. Located on the west side of town at 1219 W Washington Street, a daily schedule of public skate times and stick-and-puck is posted at the rink door or call pre-trip to find out the public skate schedule at (307) 367-6313. The ice arena is prepared daily with a Zamboni and is available for facility rental.
Facilities include three changing rooms, a concession area, restrooms, bleachers, and a handicapped accessible viewing area. On the second floor of the building there is a meeting room and the Wind River Archery Range. The building is kept cool, so bring warm clothes. The Sublette County Ice Arena is home to the Pinedale Glaciers, the Wind River Figure Skating Club, and the Wind River Archers.
The Sublette County Ice Arena offers:
- Skate rentals
- Skate sharpening
- Full-service pro shop
Fremont Lake and Half Moon Lake
The most accessible lakes to skate are Fremont Lake and Half Moon Lake. To skate Fremont Lake, take Fremont Lake Road and follow it for 3.2 miles to the turnoff. Turn left and take the left fork for Sandy Beach and continue past Lakeside Lodge to the Lower Boat Dock parking lot. To skate Half Moon Lake, drive ~7 miles from Pinedale on Fremont Lake Road and turn right at the Half Moon Lake sign. Stay left on the access road and it will take you to the public boat ramp near Half Moon Lake Lodge.
Typical Outdoor-Ice Conditions
Area lakes typically freeze to 17" thick and more, plenty to hold the weight of skaters and snowmobiles. If you're unfamiliar with the current lake conditions, ask the Forest Service, Game & Fish Office, or the Lakeside marina for more information. Take caution at all times and watch for lake overflow, wet areas and open water and never leave children unsupervised.