Jan 7, 2022 - News

Five COVID-safe things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 7-9

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If you're not heading to the National Western Stock Show this weekend, but are looking for some low-key, COVID-safe fun, we've got a few ideas.

๐Ÿฆฌ Take a wildlife drive through Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, where you can birdwatch, hike and admire big beautiful bison donning snow-frosted fur.

๐Ÿƒ Join a virtual 5K hosted by the Lafayette Oatmeal Festival, which begins 9:30am Saturday. Participants score a goodie bag and breakfast ticket for the festival, which is surprisingly known for the world's largest toppings bar.

โ›ธ๏ธ Ice skate around the Downtown Denver Rink, which will remain open through Feb. 20. Other rinks in Longmont, Louisville, Avon and Fort Collins are also available.

๐ŸŽฅ Get comfy and watch "Don't Look Up," a new Netflix sci-fi comedy created by two Denverites.

๐Ÿ€ Cheer on the Denver Nuggets today and Sunday, as well as the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Broncos, who both play Saturday.

This story first appeared in the Axios Denver newsletter, designed to help readers get smarter, faster on the most consequential news unfolding in their own backyard.

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