Ice skating is also popular in Denver and its environs on lakes, in city parks and farther afield. In ex-Courthouse Plaza, now Zeckendorf Plaza, opposite the Denver Hilton, is a Rockefeller Center-type rink.
If you want day life, you would do well to go to Denver and the surrounding country; if you want night life, you might do better in Budapest. "It's just a little old cowpoke town," said a native taxi driver, who would not live anywhere else, and he is right. (Natives are as rare in Denver as in New York, many of them are taxi drivers, and the immigrants love the climate and the opportunities for healthy living.) The city seems to shut down after 6 in the evening, except for a few "go-go" girl shows for conventioneers, of whom Denver gets thousands each year.
Sonny Liston says he chose to live in Denver because it is "nice and quiet." And his days are quiet. He hunts rabbits, spends an occasional afternoon at the racetrack and dreams of boxing—of starting a gym to train youngsters, or even of going into training himself.