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Bloomington Ice Garden – Indoor Ice Rinks

3600 West 98th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
Hours are subject to change. Call 952-563-8841 to verify
Admission: $4.00
Adults: $4; Students 17 and under: $3; Skate rental: $2; Skate sharpening: $5
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun. 06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Showing September–May Hours. See Open Skate Schedule (Subject to change; call ahead)

The Bloomington Ice Garden ("BIG") is a year-round indoor ice skating facility with three rinks, one of them Olympic-sized. When the City of Bloomington closes outdoor ice rinks due to uncooperative weather, they recommend Bloomington Ice Garden as an ice skating alternative. Details are below, please visit the website for updated hours and schedules as we cannot guarantee them. BIG also hosts skating lessons and classes. Register through the city's recreation registration.

Because the rink schedules are subject to change, it is best to visit the City Website to view the most current schedule.

The Cost of open skate is as follows:

  • Adults: $4
  • Students 17 and under: $3
  • Skate rental: $2
  • Skate sharpening: $5

Bloomington Ice Garden Renovations

Image courtesy of the City of Bloomington

Renovation to Bloomington Ice Garden

During 2019, the nearly 50-year-old BIG has been undergoing renovations, which include a new main entryway which will double as a gathering space, updated locker rooms, and ADA viewing areas. The will also be adding building enhancements such as automatic doors and better lighting. The City of Bloomington expects to complete these renovations by the end of 2019. The Ice Garden remains open during construction.

A second phase of renovations, including an elevator and equipment upgrades, may be approved and begin the future.


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