Klamath Basin Oktoberfest will be held on September 23rd, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Bill Collier Ice Arena.
The Bill Collier Community Ice Arena located at the entrance of the Running Y Resort in Klamath Falls.
5075 Fox Sparrow Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Free parking can be found at the Bill Collier Ice Arena, near the entrance of the Running Y Resort, and near the Club House on the golf course for overflow. You can also find additional overflow parking at the Moore Park Marina on Lakeshore Drive.
Yes. Klamath Basin Oktoberfest will feature Pelican Charter shuttle service from Moore Park Marina to the Bill Collier Ice Arena. The shuttle will leave every 1/2 hour during the event, with the first shuttle leaving at 1:30 pm, and last shuttle returning to the marina at 9:30pm. Enjoy the event safely, and have delivery service straight to the entry checkpoint! Shuttle tickets are only $2 round trip, and are available via the ticketing link here.
The Klamath Basin Oktoberfest accepts credits cards and cash both at the event entrance, but does not accept checks.
The OLCC accepts the following as proper ID:
The state identifications card and/or the military card must include a photo of the person, the person’s name, address, date of birth, a physical description, and the signature of the person.
Yes! The Klamath Basin Oktoberfest is a kid friendly event.
Last call is at 8:30 pm and we ask everyone to enjoy their last drink by 8:45 pm. We will begin clean-up at 9:00 pm.
An excellent selection of food from local vendors will be on site. Watch our Food & Brew page for updates on who will be in attendance in 2022.
If you have any questions regarding the event, please use our contact us page for more information.
Find many overnight lodging options from our tourism partner lodging page at Discover Klamath.
The tradition of ice skating out-of-doors in the Klamath Basin began in the early 1900s when the city created a community ice rink near Moore Park along the south shore of Upper Klamath Lake. This natural sheet of ice was a popular winter recreation site. However, in the 1970s, due to changing climate and city budget constraints, the rink was forced to close. In the 1990's, Bill Collier, a local retiree and former hockey player, began to personally renovate the historic site. He spent cold winter nights and early mornings spraying the dirt patch with water from a fire hose to create the sheet of ice.
The Basin’s constantly changing weather made it almost impossible to maintain a consistent sheet of ice and it soon became evident that a refrigerated, covered ice rink was needed. Bill’s dedication and commitment inspired other volunteers to help with the project and, in 1999, Klamath Ice Sports Inc., a grass roots, not-for-profit organization, was formed and began raising funds and generating widespread enthusiasm for a new ice-skating facility. Located just inside the entrance to the Running Y Ranch Resort, the Bill Collier Ice Arena opened in January of 2002.
In the winter, the facility has a 200′ x 85′ refrigerated ice sheet and is protected from the weather by a tensile fabric, pavilion-style roof that provides an outstanding view of the surrounding countryside, continuing the long tradition of outdoor skating in the Klamath Basin. During its five-month long season, the ice arena offers a wide variety of ice-skating opportunities to both residents of and visitors to the area. Klamath Ice Sports depends upon both individual and corporate contributions to support its programs, its endowment fund, and the athletic scholarships that are made available to young skaters.