Includes all activities except ice skating
1 and under: Free
2-18: Res. $4.75 (non-res. $7.75)
19-61: Res. $6.25 (non-res. $8.75)
62+: Res. $4.75 (non-res. $7.75)
Group Rate***: $5.50 (non-res. $6)
***20 or more, 24-hour advance reservation required, some restrictions apply.
Resident ID card 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.
On Apex Center Family Days, Apex PRD Residents receive a special $20 rate for families with a valid resident ID card ($32 for non-res.). Family Days are every Tuesday and 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Family is limited to two adults and three children.
To purchase Apex park and Recreation Distrcit punch cards, please visit MaxGalaxy
Brian Bott, Ice Arena Manager
Information about the Apex Center Ice Arena can be found in the Ice Skating and Ice Hockey pages. The Apex Center Ice Arena has a small pro shop and skate sharpening is available. Please call the Ice Desk for more information at 303.403.2598.
Public skating session times may be adjusted due to special events or holidays or canceled if there is insufficient interest. Portions of the ice may be used periodically for lessons or special events. Please call 303.403.2598 for more information.
Private and small group skating lessons are available on all of our public skating sessions.
Sunday: 3-4:30 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 **PLEASE NOTE: on Friday, December 28, Public Skate will begin at 7:30 pm**
Saturday: 3-4:30 pm, 7:15-8:45 pm **PLEASE NOTE: on Saturday, December 29, Public Skate will begin at 7:30 pm**
Skate rental: Res. $2.75 (non-res. $3.50)
Group Rate: $7 (20 or more, includes skate rental. Reservation required.)
3 and under: Free
4-5: $2.50 (non-res. $3)
6-61: $6 (non-res. $7)
62+: $4 (non-res. $5)
23,000 square feet of exciting play features, spas and lap pool, plus adult and family spas, and adjacent men’s, women’s and family locker rooms the area. All swimming pools and water features are included in Apex Center admission.
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.
Riders under 48 inches tall are not permitted on the large slides. Only single riders allowed on the body slide.
Indoor zero-depth "beach" play area with slides, fountains, waterfalls and geysers.
The play pool fountains will be turned on at 9 am.
Four 25-yard lanes for swimming, water aerobics and exercise.
Lanes available for lap swimming and water fitness. Limit lanes will be available for lap swimming during Aquacise and swim lessons. See Aquatics for more info.
The Apex Center Clubhouse is free, just like your neighborhood playground. It’s a multi-level, treehouse-themed play area for ages 1-10, unless an older child is accompanying a younger sibling. There are tubes, ladders, slides and many other exciting features. Children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Located in the Apex Center Clubhouse, the Child Watch staff supervise your child while you enjoy the Apex Center.
Res. $4.75 per child for up to three hours of care (non-res. $7)
Child Watch Punch Card Fee: Res. $90/20 visits (non-res. $135/20 visits).
If you have purchased a Tier One 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 8 years. Children 6 weeks to 8 years welcome on Mon., Wed., and Fri. from noon until 2 pm.
There is a limit to the number of children and infants allowed in the Child Watch area at one time. First come, first served. For safety during the check in/out process, only 2 families are allowed in that area at a time.
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
For up to seven climbers at a time with routes for all levels. 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 can be scheduled to belay for non-certified climbers of groups of 8 or more. Email RockWall@ApexPRD.org for fees, to schedule a belay attendant or for more information.
Tennis or climbing shoes and dry clothes that do not hinder movement are required. Ropes, harnesses and belay devices are available for checkout. The climbing wall is for ages 5 and older.
Thu. and Fri.: 5-8 pm
Sat.: 11 am-5 pm
Sun.: noon-5 pm
Once you get certified, you can climb during all Apex Center operating hours. Rock wall hours are subject to change depending on classes and parties. Call the fitness desk at 303.463.4241 for more information.
All climbers must fill out a Rock Wall Waiver each calendar year (waivers expire on Jan. 1). 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.
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 precisionphysicaltherapy.net.
There are three gyms for basketball, pickleball or volleyball – a single gym and a double gym which can be used as one unit or split in half depending on use. Portable seating is available.
Above the three gyms is a walking/running track for a comfortable, safe workout. The track contains three lanes and features both straight and curved sections and a rubberized surface. To travel one mile takes 11.4 laps around the track. Directions switch from clockwise on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to counter-clockwise on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Tuesday and Thursday: 12-2 pm
Saturday: 8-10 am
Times are subject to change without notice so please check with the Apex Center Fitness Desk, 303.463.4241.
We’re more fun than a babysitter and a lot cheaper. All activities are well organized, supervised, and include a monthly theme. The evening is geared toward ages 2 to 10 and includes toys and activities in the Apex Center Kids’ Clubhouse, pizza in the party room, gym games, a G rated movie, and snacks. Registration is a must!
Select Fridays, 4:30-9 pm. Ask at Apex Center Guest Services, 303.424.2739, for details.
For ages 7-14. Select Saturday nights during the school year (Sep.-May), 7-10:30 pm
Check out the Kids’ Nite Out Across America website at www.kidsniteout.org for the Arvada KNO or call 303.287.5900 for Kids’ Nite Out info or call the Apex Center at 303.424.2739.
13150 W. 72nd Ave.
Arvada, CO 80005
5 am-9 pm
Saturday (September 8, 2018-May 18, 2019):
6:30 am-6:30 pm
Saturday (June 2-September 1, 2018):
6:30 am-8 pm
9 am-7 pm
Aquatics area closes 30 minutes prior to the facility closing. Hours subject to change.
Closed for the season
7:30 am-8:30 pm
7:30 am-6 pm
9 am-6:30 pm
Apex Center Shutdown:
Apex Center Aquatics Shutdown:
New Year's Eve: Close at 4 pm
New Year's Day: Closed
Memorial Day: Close at 4 pm
July 4th: Close at 2 pm
Labor Day: Close at 3 pm
Halloween: Close at 6 pm
Christmas Eve: Close at 4 pm
Apex Park and Recreation District © 2019