Next time you’re drooling over a luxury home listing, ask yourself this: Does it come with a custom Zamboni?
If not, skip it, because it is not as awesome as this house. Owned by former Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk, this six-bedroom, five-bathroom mansion in Parker, CO, has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a pro athlete’s house, plus some you wouldn’t.
Like an indoor ice rink.
Other amenities in the 16,873-square-foot palace include a wine room, seven fireplaces, a hot tub off the master bedroom, a home gym with a wet bar, 2.25 acres of land, an updated kitchen, parking for five vehicles, and a covered patio.
The ice rink is in a separate structure on the property and includes an awesome wood-paneled clubhouse with a fireplace, small kitchen, second-story living room, and sleeping loft. We see this guesthouse earning the Airbnb gold medal.
Not a big fan of lacing up ice skates? The ice rink could be dismantled and the space turned into a tennis court, garage, studio, or whatever tickles your fancy. But this would mean giving up the opportunity to operate a Zamboni owned by the three-time NHL All-Star.
The private lot has incredible views of the surrounding mountains, and there’s a golf course located in the development for those times when you’re tired of being checked into the boards.
The ice rink also offers a wealth of opportunities. Want to work on your slap shot? Ice dance rehearsal? Or Elvis Stojko cosplay meetup? At $5.2 million, it’s hard to find a better deal on a place to skate that also sleeps 12. When you factor in what you’re saving on ice rink fees, you’re practically saving money.
Hejduk, a native of the Czech Republic, played 14 seasons with the Colorado Avalanche and scored 375 goals over the course of his career. He was also a member of the gold medal–winning Czech hockey team at the 1998 Winter Olympics.