In the winter months, weather in Idaho Falls is typically snow-covered and frozen for at least a couple of months. With this, we find as many ways as possible to have fun!!
Trail Grooming in the Park System
Parks and Recreation works hard during the winter to keep Freeman Park and Tautphaus Park groomed for cross country skiing. Both Freeman and Tautphaus can be used anytime during the week or weekend and are completely free. The trails will be groomed the entire winter depending on snow conditions.
Ski at Tautphaus Park
Children's cross-country ski equipment is available for rent at the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena in Tautphaus Park.
This is a great activity for your next family outing, scouting event or
church function. Rentals are intended to be used in Tautphaus Park
only. The rental fee is $5 per package.
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - Sunset
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Outdoor Ice Rinks in Idaho Falls
Ice Skating can be enjoyed by the entire family and can be done inside between October and March or outside during the real cold months of the year. Grab a pair of skates from the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena and let loose on the outdoor rink in Tautphaus Park. Here is a list of all 4 of the outdoor ice rinks in Idaho Falls (weather permitting):
In the Sunnyside Park Parking Lot
Behind Soapy's Car Wash
Corner of Rollandet and Softball Drive (Elk Field)
Tautphaus Park Football Field (Just east of the Ice Arena)
Skate Rentals for Tautphaus Park Rink
Skate rentals will be available this winter for the outdoor rink that
will be put in the field just east of the ice arena. Rentals will be
available inside the Joe Marmo/Wayne Lehto Ice Arena as weather permits. Keys or driver's license will be required for a deposit. The rental fee is $3.25