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13150 W. 72nd Ave.

Apex Center Hours

Apex Center
13150 W. 72nd Ave.
Arvada, Colorado 80005
Fax: 303-420-7397
Terry Goldwater, Manager
Winter Hours (November 4-Memorial Day)
Monday-Thursday: 5 am-10 pm
Friday: 5 am-9 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am-6:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am-8 pm (closed Easter Sunday, April 20)
Note: Aquatics area closes 60 minutes prior to the facility Sunday-Thursday and 30 minutes prior to facility closing on Friday and Saturday in the winter.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day-October 31)
Monday-Friday: 5 am-9 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am-6:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am-7 pm
Note: Aquatics area closes 30 minutes prior to the facility closing time in the summer.
Holidays: Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
New Year’s Eve – close at 5 pm, Memorial Day – close at 5 pm, July 4th – close at 3 pm, Labor Day – close at 4 pm, and Christmas Eve – close at 4 pm.
Apex Center Shutdown: Aug. 18-21
Apex Center Aquatics Shutdown: Aug. 18-23

Apex Center Ice Arena
13150 W. 72nd Ave.
Brian Bott, Ice Arena Manager

Apex Center Fees

Daily Center Admission

Includes all activities except ice skating

2 & under: Free
3-5: Res. $3.25 (non-res. $4.25)
6-18: Res. $4.50 (non-res. $6)
19-61: Res. $5.75 (non-res. $7)
62+: Res. $4.50 (non-res. $6)
Group Rate***: $5.50

***20 or more. Reservation required.
Resident ID cards must be presented at admissions to receive the resident discount.
Discounted fee for Public Ice Skating with purchase of daily admission $3.75 (includes skate rental)
Spectator Policy- spectators are welcome to view the activities from the upper galleria. All guests must pay the daily fee to gain access beyond the admissions desk.


Includes all activities except ice skating

20 Punch Card

3-5: Res. $55 (non-res. $75)
6-18: Res. $80 (non-res. $110)
19-61: Res. $105 (non-res. $130)
62+: Res. $80 (non-res. $110)

Annual Pass

3-5: Res. $190 (non-res. $273)
6-18: Res. $327 (non-res. $408)
19-61: Res. $436 (non-res. $516)
62+: Res. $327 (non-res. $408)
Family*: Res. $953* (non-res. $1076*)
Parent +1: Full price adult pass with a 25% discount on child or youth pass

*For first 5 family members. Family includes 2 adults and 3 dependent family members age 20 and under in the same household. $95 for each additional family member age 20 and under. Special family days will be selected for Resident ID holders.
**Admission is free for children 2 and under. Upon turning 3, they must buy a pass or pay the daily admission fee.
Pass cards and punch cards must be presented at admissions.

Public Skating Sessions

Public session times may be adjusted due to special events or holidays, or canceled if there is insufficient interest. Please call 303-403-2598 for recorded information.

Private and small group lessons are available on all of our public skating sessions. Please call the Apex Center Ice Arena at 303-463-4287 for additional information.


  • Sunday: 3-5 pm
  • Monday: 11 am-1 pm
  • Tuesday: 11 am-1 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am-1 pm, 6:30-8 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am-1 pm
  • Friday: 11 am-1 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm
  • Saturday: 3-5 pm, 7:30-9:30 pm

Public Skating Fees

Skate rental: Res. $2.50 (non-res. $2.75)
Group Rate***: $5.75
***20 or more (includes skate rental). Reservation required.

Daily Admission

2 & under **: Free
3-5: Res. $2 (non-res. $2.50)
6-61: Res. $5.25 (non-res. $5.75)
: Res. $2.75 (non-res. $3.25)

Annual Pass

3-5: Res. $195 (non-res. $220)
6-61: Res. $195 (non-res. $220)
: Res. $195 (non-res. $220)

Prospect Recreation and Park District Residents

With an Apex/Prospect Resident ID Card, you’ll receive resident discounts on all activities except Apex Center annual passes.
Prospect residents receive intermediate discounts:

3-5: $231
6-18: $368
19-61: $477
62+: $368
Family*: $1036

*For first 5 family members. Family includes 2 adults and 3 dependent family members age 20 and under in the same household. $95 for each additional family member age 20 and under. Special family days will be selected for Resident ID holders.
**Admission is free for children 2 and under. Upon turning 3, they must buy a pass or pay the daily admission fee.
Prospect residents pay the non-resident at Indian Tree Golf Course. Annual golf memberships are not available to Prospect residents.

Features included free with your Apex Center Annual Pass

  • Discount on public skating admission fees
  • No charge for Apex Center Child Watch service if you have purchased your child his or her own annual pass or the annual family pass.
  • Four free guest visits per year per household upon pass purchase or renewal (six with purchase of family annual pass). Guest passes can be used for Ice or Apex Center daily admission.
  • Free guest day pass for annual pass holders the first Thursday of each month (some restrictions apply).
  • No initiation fee
  • Free group fitness and aquacise classes including yoga and mat pilates
  • Free weight room orientation classes
  • Free climbing wall belay certification classes
  • Free Cycle Burn classes, our indoor cycling program


Value. An Apex Center annual pass is cheaper than the daily admission fee if you visit more than once a week.
Convenience. No hassles with cash and change, and you’ll get your money’s worth, whether you visit for 30 minutes or the whole day.
Fun. Last but not least!

Monthly Payment Option

An easy way to pay for your annual pass. Payments can be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account, or debited from your Visa, Discover, MasterCard, or American Express, on the 25th of each month.


Check with Guest Services for cancellation guidelines.

Apex Center Features

  • Two NHL ice rinks with electric Zambonis
  • 23,000 square feet of indoor water fun: body and tube slide rides, zero-depth water playground, vortex pool, activity pool, lap pool, adult and family hot tubs
  • Natural rock climbing wall
  • Three full-sized gymnasiums
  • Cardiovascular/weight/conditioning area
  • Cycle Burn Indoor Group Cycling, Pilates and massage in the Edge Wellness Studio
  • Light meals, snacks and beverages
  • Free indoor playground for young children
  • Rooms available for group rentals
  • Elevated indoor walking/running track
  • Spacious locker rooms including family locker rooms
  • Open, airy design, fun Colorado mining themes, waterfalls and natural areas
  • Natural, park-like setting next to walking/biking trail

Apex Center Activities

Apex Center Clubhouse Adventure Playground

The Apex Center Clubhouse is free, just like your neighborhood playground. It’s a paradise of creative and interactive play possibilities for ages 1-10, unless an older child is accompanying a younger sibling. There are tubes, ladders, slides and all sorts of other exciting features. Children imagine they’re in a giant tree house as they romp through the spacious, multi-level play area containing simulated water features, hollow logs and fun playhouse themes. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Clubhouse Winter Hours (Nov. 1-Memorial Day)

  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-9 pm
  • Saturday, 7:30 am-6 pm
  • Sunday, 9 am-7 pm

Clubhouse Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Oct. 31)

  • Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, 7:30 am-7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 9 am-6:30 pm

Child Watch

Located in the Clubhouse Adventure Playground in the upper galleria, the Child Watch staff supervise your child while you enjoy the Apex Center. Fee: Res. $4 per child for up to three hours of care (non-res. $6). If you have purchased an annual pass for a child, this is a free service. To make sure your child is safe, we’ve installed a security camera in the room, and each child wears a security tag while under our care. We offer this service for ages 6 months through 7 years. Children 6 weeks to 7 years welcome on Mon., Wed., and Fri. from noon until 2 pm.

Punch cards are available at Guest Services. Fee: Res. $80/20 visits (non.-res. $120/20 visits).

There is a limited number of children and infants allowed in the child care area at one time.

Child Watch Hours

  • Mon., Wed. and Fri., 8 am-2 pm and 4-8 pm
  • Tue. and Thu., 8 am-8 pm
  • Saturday, 8 am-2 pm
  • Sunday, 9:15 am-2 pm

Kids Club

Kids Club is a drop-in recreation/arts and crafts program for 3 to 5 year-olds, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays and Thursdays of every month from 9:15 to 10:45 am. Parents check children in at the Child Watch desk. Fee: Res. $4 (non-res. $6). If you have an annual pass for a child, this is a free activity.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing WallReplicating a natural Colorado rock wall, this spacious and exciting feature can accommodate up to seven climbers at a time. There are routes to challenge everyone, novice to veteran. Expert staff are on hand during peak hours for your safety and enjoyment. To use the climbing wall during non-staffed hours, you’ll need to pass a certification course. The climbing wall is open for certified climbers during normal business hours; Apex Center staff is scheduled to belay for non-certified climbers.

For information on climbing wall classes call the Apex Center at 303-424-2739 or check out a list of climbing classes online.

Tennis or climbing shoes and dry clothes that do not hinder movement are required. Ropes, harnesses and belay devices are available for checkout. Climbing wall is for ages 5 and older.

Wall attendants are available to belay:

  • Thu. and Fri.: 4-8 pm
  • Sat. and Sun.: 11 am-5 pm

Once You Get Certified, You Can Climb During All Apex Center Operating Hours

All climbers must fill out a Rock Wall Waiver each calendar year (waivers expire on Dec. 31). Climbers under 18 must have a legal guardian sign their waiver. Belay certification is good for one year and re-certification is free if done before expiration and can be done during open climbing hours.

For information on climbing wall classes call the Apex Center at 303-424-2739 or check out a list of climbing classes online.

Climbing Parties

Add the climbing wall to your party activities! Belay attendants are $25/hour. Personal belay attendants can enhance the climbing experience for novice and expert climbers alike. To ensure availability, please make your reservation for an attendant at least two weeks in advance.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered for all levels and ages. Call 303-424-2739 for more information or see a complete list swim lessons online.

Drop-In Group Fitness and Aquacise

Drop-in Group Fitness and Aquacise classes at the Apex Center are included with your daily admission fee. Group Fitness and Aquacise details can be found online or by calling 303-463-4241.

Cycle Burn

Take your fitness program to new heights with the Cycle Burn group indoor cycling program. Challenge yourself with an intense instructor-led workout that focuses on cardiovascular fitness, endurance and muscle strength. Cycle Burn schedule, details and fees are found online or by calling the Apex Center at 303-424-2739.

Personal Training

Personal training is the key to jump-starting your exercise program. Everyone can benefit from working with a personal trainer; whether you’re a new exerciser or a seasoned athlete. Our certified trainers will help you come up with a new and exciting plan to reach your fitness goals.

Weight Training Orientation

Learn to safely use the Apex Center weight machines, free weights and cardiovascular equipment to shape, tone and strengthen your body. Qualified weight training staff will be on hand during weekly sessions. Reservations required at Guest Services, 303-424-2739.

Precision Physical Therapy at the Apex Center

Dr. Jaime Oppegard, PT, DPT, sees physical therapy clients at the Apex Center Monday-Thursday, 7 am-5:30 pm by appointment. For details ask at the Fitness Desk or call 303-926-1444. For more information on PPT, visit

Ice Skating and Ice Hockey

Information about the Apex Center Ice Arena can be found in the Ice Skating and Ice Hockey sections.

Indoor Water Park

Mountain and mining themes combine with 23,000 square feet of exciting play features, spas and lap pool for an unforgettable aquatic recreation experience! All water features are included with admission. The indoor water park also includes adult and family spas, and spacious men’s, women’s and family locker rooms adjoin the area.
Please note that a full head and body shower must be taken before entering the pools.

Slide/Vortex Pools

Curved 150-foot tube slide and body slide with waterfall, vortex area with moving current. Water walkers may walk against the current 5-9 am. After 9 am, water walkers must follow lifeguard instructions.

Children under 6 must ride the slide with an adult, regardless of swimming ability. NOTE: A section of the slide/vortex pools may be closed for swim lessons.

Play Pool

Indoor zero-depth “beach” play area with slides, fountains, waterfalls and geysers.

Children under 6 must be accompanied in the activity pool and family spa by an adult. Children under 6 must be appropriately supervised in the play pool. The play pool fountains will be turned on after the Aquacise classes finish.

Lap Pool

Four 25-yard lanes for swimming and exercise.
Lanes available for lap swimming and water fitness. Limited lanes will be available for lap swimming during Aquacise, swim lessons, and Arthritis classes. See Lap Pool and Aquacise Schedule for more info.