The Hopkins Pavilion is a year-round arena on the southwest corner of Hopkins Central Park. The community utilizes the area for activities including ice skating, broomball, soccer, lacrosse, inline skating, rugby, baseball, softball, concerts, company picnics and other community and private events.
The arena changes year-round from an indoor skating rink (September–February) to indoor turf (March–May) to dry floor (June–August). In 1990 the City of Hopkins used money from the 1989 park bond referendum to build the Pavilion, accommodating the growing necessities of the community and the park and recreation program.
Tots at Hopkins Pavilion
Beginning in January 2020, the pavilion ceased drop in play time at the Pavilion Play Place. Instead, private groups can reserve two-hour slots. Turf Tots drop in turf time for preschoolers runs from Late February or Early March through late April.
For more tot time options, see our article: Get Moving: Tot Times, Open Play, Gym & Swim Spots for Tots in the Twin Cities.
Ice Skating at Hopkins Pavilion
During the ice season, the Pavilion offers open skate and public skate (no sticks or pucks) times. The cost is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children and free for children under age 5. Skates are not available; bring your own.
Birthday Parties at Hopkins Pavilion
The pavilion offers seasonal birthday party packages based on the type of floor currently available. Options include renting toys for the play place, borrowing the projector for a movie, hosting skate party in ice, a sports party or go outside for a park party, Families bring their own food and beverages call 952-548-6390 for more details.