Skate the Lake


The recent warm weather has created poor ice conditions and the safety of our guests is our top priority.

Skate the Lake 2016 has been cancelled.

Youth Pond Hockey and Evergreen Lake Plunge have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date when ice conditions have improved.


These events are significant fundraisers for DRIVE SMART’s programs. Your consideration to support DRIVE SMART is appreciated DONATE HERE.

We will see you for Skate the Lake in 2017



New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Boston has nothing on Evergreen when it comes to fireworks!

Spend your New Year’s Eve on Evergreen Lake, one of CNN’s Top 10 most beautiful ice skating rinks, to view two fireworks displays.

Ice Sculptures provided by Colorado Ice Sculptures


As a resident of the Upper Bear Creek area, I would like to congratulate Drive Smart, EPRD, and the Jeffco Sheriff Dept. on having an outstandingly successful event at the Lakehouse on New Year’s Eve. … as spectacular as one could get. Record attendance, winter break, winter driving conditions, fireworks, New Year’s Eve drivers and celebrators, and a totally successful parking solution with the cooperation and coordination of the above mentioned parties. THANK YOU so much! What a lovely evening! And how pleasant it was for those of us whose main ingress and egress is driving by the Lakehouse. …DRIVE SMART has taught us all how these large events can also include a PARK SAFE solution.  –  S.S.


Skate the Lake Parking & Shuttle Information

THERE IS NO PARKING at the Evergreen Lake House or at Lake Point Center.  Access to Upper Bear Creek Road will be restricted to local traffic only. 

Parking and Shuttle stops are at The Wild Game, US Bank and Hiwan Homestead. Shuttles will run continuously from the following locations from 5:45 pm until immediately after the fireworks at midnight.

  • The Wild Game  1204 Bergen Parkway
  • U.S. Bank  2922 Evergreen Parkway
  • Hiwan Homestead Museum  4208 Timbervale Dr

Drop Off policy:

No private vehicle drop-off will be available at the Lake House.

Drop off at the Lake House will be restricted to individuals with a SPECIAL NEED OR DISABILITIES ONLY. Due to traffic concerns on Upper Bear Creek Rd., we ask that all other attendees proceed directly to one of the shuttle locations. Unauthorized vehicles will be towed.