A chilly breeze, a warm bonfire, and an afternoon cocktail make the Creede, Colorado Pond Hockey tournament one of the most loved winter events in town. Called “The Golden Pick,” it is sponsored by Tommyknocker and Kip’s Grill for Creede Athletics. The Pond Hockey tournament draws amateur teams from all over the United States. Some travel from as far as Dallas, Detroit, and Albuquerque. The tournament is held on the frozen Willow Creek drainage ponds, right underneath the famous Creede cliffs. From the stands, observers can enjoy the unique rock formations while watching local Creede folk battle out-of-town teams for the puck, as well as yearly bragging rights.
Ahoy and behold! The 10th Annual Rio Frio Ice Fest is on the horizon! Join us in Alamosa, the hub of the San Luis Valley, for a pirate-themed winter festival! Activities include, cross-country skiing, ice sculptures portraying the “Pirates Life”, the famous Rio Frio 5k on Ice, an Icy Bonfire, the savory Grub N’ Pub, the Polar Plunge and Ice Carousel + the new Fat Bike races!