The Best Roller Skating Rinks & Skate Parks in the Twin Cities

Twin Cities Roller Rinks & Skate Parks - Girl with roller skates and boy with skateboard

Did you know that October is National Roller Skating Month? It’s time to dust off your old roller skates and take a spin around the Twin Cities. A roller skating rink is a great place to spend an afternoon with the family or a big group of friends. Here you will find the best roller skating rinks and skate parks in the area. This article was originally written several years ago by 10-year-old, Andy.  While we have lost some of his favorite roller rinks over the years, we have been gaining skate parks. Skate parks tend to be geared to skateboards and BMX bikes, but they are often open to anyone on wheels.

3 Cool Twin Cities Indoor Roller Skating Rinks

These three skate rinks are open year round for indoor public skating.  They offer great music and arcade games and the quintessential roller rinks atmosphere.

Skateville Roller Skating Rink

201 S. River Ridge Circle, Burnsville, MN 55377
Phone: 952-890-0988
When: Public Skate Times – Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Weekends.
Ages: All ages. There are other adult skate times.
Cost: $7-$8/pp
Skate rental: $3.00.
Details: Andy went there for a b-day party, and LOVED IT! Sunday is a great day to bring the whole family, Fridays are more teen/tween.

Roller Skates lined up at a rink

Cheap Skate Roller Rink

3075 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Phone: 763-427-8980
Best Times: Throwback Thursdays • 5pm-8pm; Family Fundays are Sundays from 1-4pm and 5-8pm.
Ages: All Ages. Adult skates are also offered.
Cost: $6.99 Admission to skate or bounce; $7.99/both.
Skate rental: $4.49-$5.49 – Quads, Rollerblades & Light-Up Razor Scooters.
Details: Great for families because kids who aren’t ready to skate can choose to hang out in the bounce house area instead. Cheap Skate also offers skate lessons. We highly recommend signing up for their app, where you will get regular Kids Skate Free passes.

Three kids at Cheap Skate Roller Rink in Coon Rapids
Cheap Skate

Skatin’ Place Roller Skating Rink

Skatin’ Place 3302 Southway Dr. St. Cloud MN 56301
Best Deal: Friday Night Unlimited Skate Night – Ongoing Fridays • 6-9:30pm
Ages: All ages, children under 12 need to be supervised by responsible person
Cost: $18.11 ($6.99-$8.49 during other skate times); Skate rental $4.00.
Details: Yes, St. Cloud is a bit of a drive, but if you plan to visit the area, this can be a nice family outing. Friday Night Unlimited Skate Night includes roller skating, unlimited pizza and pop (from 6-9pm), and laser tag.

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3 Indoor Skate Parks

While roller rinks are getting harder to find indoor skate parks, which were created for mostly for skateboards are beginning to open around the Twin Cities. Instead of a round skating floorskaters have a bowl-shaped floor with obstacles. Bigger kids and teens, in particular, may prefer these venues:

skateboard tricks
Skatepark at the X-Games

3rd Lair Skate Park

850 Florida Avenue S, Golden Valley, MN 55426
Phone: 763-797-5283

Cost: $15.00/session. Members: $5/session.
Details: Special Events throughout the year, including bike-only nights and Saturday Morning Sk8 camps. Small group lessons based on experience from brand new beginners to advanced. Saturday mornings have traditionally been reserved for beginners and those who like to go slow and stay low. Complimentary instruction is offered during this time as well.

Help Boardshop Skatepark

7399 Bush Lake Rd Edina, MN 55439
Phone: 952-217-4228
Cost: $5.00/session. Members: FREE.
Details: An indoor skate board park with attached store. Look for Intro to Skateboarding courses. Three open sessions per day, Monday through Saturday.

Familia Headquarters

835 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-379-3080
Cost: $15.00/session
Details: Daily open skate sessions.

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Wooddale Fun Zone – Permanently Closed

2122 Wooddale Dr, Woodbury
Unfortunately, Wooddale Fun Zone closed permanently in May of 2020.

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Roller Garden – Closed Permanently

5622 West Lake Street, Saint Louis Park
We lost the Roller Garden in May of 2021.

Saints North Family Skate Center – Permanently Closed

1818 Gervais Court, Maplewood
We had hoped that Saints North would re-open in 2021, but it appears to have closed permanently.

This article was originally published January 18, 2016
by Andy Kingston (at age 10)
and is updated as required.

4 thoughts on “The Best Roller Skating Rinks & Skate Parks in the Twin Cities”

    1. Hey Bud. The video that you are referring to is not a video for any particular skating rink. It is a montage made by our 10-year-old contributor. If you watch the video, you’ll see that photos are correctly identified either in the photo itself or with a caption.

  1. Andy, thank you for sharing the information! Roller skating is a practical kind of aerobic exercise ideal for children. The open skating facilities in twin places mentioned are a terrific area for children of all ages to practice and have fun. Skating, I feel, can improve mood and possibly alleviate symptoms of anxiety and despair.

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