We just love winter in the Wallowas! And the Wallowa Valley Community Ice Rink, an outdoor ice rink in nearby Enterprise, is a fun diversion.
Enterprise is only 6 miles away from Joseph Oregon along Highway 82 and the Ice Rink is at the north end of the City Park, just two blocks off of the highway (signs are posted or you can find a map on the Rink's website). The rink is available for free skating plus there are pickup hockey games and even assigned time for hockey and for broomball. The rink is open 9 am to 9 pm daily, weather permitting, with lots of opportunity for free skating time.
The rink is also home to the Baja Canada Hockey League, a group that current features two teams, the Eh's? and the Ruby Peaks. (You've got to have a little bit of Wallowa County humor in the middle of all this).
Because this is an outdoor ice rink staffed by volunteers (and one paid staff person) it's always good to check the schedule as well as call the ice rink's recorded line at 541-263-0715 for current conditions. If you don't own ice skates no worries--skates can be rented Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm at Treasures, a local shop in Enterprise (541-426-3873).
If need to know the operating rules of the Enterprise Ice Rink, I was by there today and photographed the locally posted sign. Keep in mind that the phone number for more information is 541-263-0715: