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Apple Valley Community Center

Free Wi-Fi Available
14603 Hayes Rd. Apple Valley, MN 55124
(952) 953-2300
User feesmay apply. Parent & Tot Time is Free
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue. 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed. 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu. 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri. 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat. 08:00 AM - 07:30 PM
Sun. 12:00 PM - 07:30 PM

The Apple Valley Community Center offers family-friendly amenities that include regular tot times and open gym times, playground equipment and a gymnasium. It has indoor restrooms and free wifi available. In the winter, the city maintains an outdoor ice rink with a warming house.

Tot Times and Open Gyms at Apple Valley Community Center

Tot Times and Open Gyms at Apple Valley Community Center

The community center offers several options for open gym time. Admission is free, but is subject to cancellation if the gym is needed for a tournament. The programs below are parent/child programs and supervision is the responsibility of the parent. Please wear tennis shoes in the gym and leave the snacks in the car.  

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; 9:00-9:30am (plus stick around until 11:00 for preschool open gym).
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays; 9:30-11:00am
Saturdays; 2:00–7:00pm; Sundays; 4:00–7:00pm

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Ice Skating at Apple Valley Community Center

Ice Skating at Apple Valley Community CenterThe city maintains two hockey rinks, a pleasure rink and a warming house at the community center. Weather permitting, rinks will be opened and maintained from Saturday, December 16, 2017 through Monday, February 19, 2018. Skating hours are as follows:

  • Monday - Friday 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am to 9:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Rinks have some special holiday hours and may be closed if the windchill temperature reaches -20 and if 1" of snow or more has fallen. Call 952-953-2399 for weather-related updates.

Birthday Parties at Apple Valley Community Center

Birthday Parties at Apple Valley Community Center

Facility Rental is available to the general public during non-programmed times at reasonable rates for birthday parties and other private events.


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