Skate the Twin Cities: Where To Find Free Outdoor Ice Rinks

Skate the Twin Cities - Where to Find Free Outdoor Ice Rinks

Mid-December means opening weekend for many of the Twin Cities-area outdoor ice rinks and we’re sure, as hardy Minnesotans ourselves, that you’re dying to strap on your skates and hustle the kids out to the rinks! That’s why we’ve rounded up this list of local places to skate — and, as nearly all are located in city parks, there’s no charge for the skating. Find your city below to get the latest rink hours, directions, warming house information, and numbers to call for rink conditions.

We highly recommend signing up for notifications from your favorite cities. Skating season is short — usually lasting only from late December – mid-February — and closures are frequent due to unsafe ice conditions or dangerous cold. Rinks close when it is too cold (typically an air temperature of -10F or negative 20 degree wind chill index ), or for warm temperatures that cause thawing of ice, or due to snowfalls that have not been cleared. By early March, stronger sun tends to result in higher daily temperatures, creating weak spots in the ice.

If you don’t see your city below, please contact us to have yours added to the list or leave the information in the comments. Thanks, and enjoy your outdoor rec time!

 Refrigerated rinks open now

If you just can’t wait for temperatures to drop to get out skating, a few cities maintain refrigerated ice rinks that open earlier than the rest. Scroll down to learn about these rinks:

  • Central Park Ice Skating Loop – Maple Grove, Minnesota. Opening Day: November 25, 2023.
  • Guidant John Rose MN OVAL – Roseville, Minnesota. Opening Day: November 10, 2023.
  • M Health Fairview Sports Center Outdoor Rink – Woodbury, Minnesota. Opening Day: November 29, 2023.

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  • Minneapolis & St Paul outdoor ice skating rinks

Minneapolis ice skating rinks

The city of Minneapolis maintains outdoor ice rinks at 24 parks. Nearly all locations provide warming shelters and free loaner skates available on a first come, first served basis. Many offer separate spaces for general skating and recreational uses such as hockey and broomball. You can even skate on three Minneapolis lakes!

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & weather line: As with wading pools, Minneapolis parks keeps an up-to-date ice rink status page. Find the listed location of Minneapolis ice rinks here.
Hours: Rinks are lit until 9pm. Minneapolis parks are open 6am-midnight.
Warming room hours are 5-9pm weeknights, 12-9 Saturdays and school release days, 1-5pm Sundays. 

Map: Thank you to our reader, Matthew, who has shared his Google map of these locations (excluding the Bryn Mawr broomball rink), here:

Four kids at Holidazzle WinterSkate in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Indoor option: PARADE ICE GARDEN in Minneapolis offers indoor open skating at just $4/pp (under 5 FREE) and $3 skate rentals. Please see the website link for schedules.


St Paul ice skating rinks

The city of St Paul historically maintains 15 general outdoor ice skating rinks, many neighborhood hockey rinks and three refrigerated hockey rinks. Note, however, that there are only 8 rink sites listed again for the 2023/24 season. Most have lighting and warming house facilities.

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & weather line
: Check the city of St Paul’s website for the most updated information or call 651-558-2118.

Hours: Lighting hours vary by rink, but all lights are off by 9pm; St. Paul Parks are opened from sunrise to 11pm.
Warming room hours:
See rec center hours.

Small boy playing hockey on outdoor rink
Saint Paul Outdoor Ice Rinks

Indoor option: Free open skating for all ages is available at Charles M. Schulz Highland Arena starting in November. Skate rental is available for $10/pair and sharpening for $5/pair.

Twin Cities Northwest Metro outdoor ice skating rinks

Albertville-St Michael area ice rinks

ALBERTVILLE: CENTRAL PARK is the place for free outdoor ice skating in the city of Albertville. The park includes one full size hockey rink, a half size hockey rink and a pleasure skate rink. 5801 Lander Avenue NE, Albertville MN.

ST MICHAEL: The lower segment of RECREATION CENTER PARK contains, during the winter, hockey rinks, a pleasure ice skating rink and a warming house. Call (763) 496-6820 for any questions. 3316 Lander Avenue NE, St Michael MN.

Seeking an indoor ice skating option? The STMA Ice Arena typically offers public open skate hours on the weekends for around $5. (No skate rental available.) Skate hours are published on their social media page.

Andover ice rinks

Warming houses, rink attendants and hockey rinks are featured at four of the locations in the City of Andover, with 3 other locations without warming houses. PRAIRIE KNOLL PARK also has a lit sledding hill.

Opening day: Opening planned for the last week of December if weather cooperates.
Website & hours: Andover Parks are open 6am to 11pm. Get ice rink updates on the city’s website.
Warming room hours: Weekdays 4pm-9pm; weekends 1pm-9pm.

  • City Hall Complex East & West (warming house) 1885 Crosstown Blvd. NW, Andover, MN 
  • Crooked Lake Elementary (warming house) 2939 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW, Andover, MN 
  • Hawk Ridge Park (warming house) 18001 Verdin Street NW, Andover, MN 
  • Hidden Creek East, 2156 135th Lane NW, Andover, MN 
  • Hidden Creek North, 2620 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW, Andover, MN 
  • Nordeen’s Park, 15535 Juniper Street NW, Andover, MN 
  • Prairie Knoll Park (warming house) 14800 Prairie Road, Andover, MN 

Anoka skating rinks

In the city of Anoka, each location has an ice skating rink, hockey rink and warming house. GEORGE ENLOE PARK also has 2 lit sledding hills, one created for younger children.

Website & weather line: 763-576-2980 for rink questions. Get updates on the city’s website.
Hours: Anoka parks are open 6am to 11pm.
Warming room hours: Mondays 1pm-8pm; Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-8pm; Friday 1pm-8pm; Saturday 12pm-8pm; Sunday 12pm-8pm.
Special hours for holidays and school release.

  • George Enloe Park, 631 Lund Blvd, Anoka, MN 55303
  • Lincoln Elementary School, 540 South St, Anoka, MN 55303
  • Rick Sorenson Park, 2015 State Ave, Anoka, MN 55303
  • Rudy Johnson Park, 605 Polk St, Anoka, MN 55303
  • Wilson Elementary School, 1025 Sunny Ln, Anoka, MN 55303

Blaine ice skating rinks

The City of Blaine maintains 6 rinks with warming houses* and 6 more without. Some locations have hockey rinks.

Open: Mid-December-Mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & weather line
: 763-785-6164 (find rink updates in the top right corner of Blaine’s ice rink page)

Hours: Blaine parks are open 5am to 10pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays 4-9pm; Saturday 12pm-9pm; Sunday 12pm-7pm. (Quincy Park weekends 12pm-7pm)

  • Aurelia Park*, 382 91st Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434
  • Austin Park, 4041 85th Lane NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Carrara East Park, 13129 Eldorado St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Deacons Park, 11200 Arnold Palmer Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Happy Acres Park*, 11900 7th St NE, Blaine, MN 55434
  • Ivy Hills Park, 12197 Fergus St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Lexington Athletic Complex*, 4286 121st Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Ostmans Park*, 1201 130th Ln NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Quail Creek Park*, 2168 Quail Creek Pkwy NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Quincy Park*, 10601 Quincy Blvd NE, Blaine, MN 55434
  • Swan Park, 9790 Fifth Street NE, Blaine, MN 55449
  • Xylite Park, 9033 Xylite St NE, Blaine, MN 55449

Indoor option: The National Sports Center in Blaine is home to Schwan’s Super Rink and the public is welcome to come during open skate hours. Public Skate admission is $7/pp.

Brooklyn Center skating rinks

Some Brooklyn Park parks feature both skating and hockey rinks. Only two have warming houses – Centennial Park West & Evergreen Park.

Hours: Brooklyn Center Parks are open 5am to 10pm.
Website: Find more city ice rink information here.
Warming room hours: Monday-Thursday: 1pm-9pm; Friday 4-9pm; Saturday 1pm-9pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm. (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day.)

  • Bellvue Park, 801 55th Avenue North, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Centennial West Park (warming house) 6254 Brooklyn Dr., Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Evergreen Park (warming house) 7112 N Bryant Ave, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Grandview Park, 1400 59th Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Kylawn Park, 6015 Kyle Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Northport Park, 5600 France Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
  • Riverdale Park (hockey only), 7031 Dallas Rd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430 
  • West Palmer Park, 7110 Palmer Lake Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
  • Willow Lane Park, 4800 69th Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Brooklyn Park outdoor skating rinks

Four parks in Brooklyn Park have public warming houses*. Parks marked with an (H) also maintain hockey rinks. Central Park features a sledding hill, warming house and both pleasure and hokey rinks all in one space.
Website & weather line: 763-493-8181, option #1. Find updated ice rink information on the city’s website.
Hours: Lights from 4:45-10pm nightly (at some rinks).
Warming room hours: Unstaffed, but keys are available for daily rental.

  • Brookdale Park (H), 7650 June Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • Central Park* (H), 8440 Regent Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • College Park*, 8233 West Broadway Avenue, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
  • Edinbrook Park, 2900 Edinbrook Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
  • Jewell Park*, 1400 North 89th Avenue, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
  • Monroe Park*, 700 Meadowwood Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55444
  • Norwood Park (H), 8100 Newton Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444
  • Willowstone Park (H), 1909 95th Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

Indoor option: BROOKLYN PARK ICE ARENA offers indoor open skating at just $3-$4/pp; family rate for residents: $11/family.

Champlin seasonal outdoor rinks

Champlin maintains rinks at five parks, three of which have warming facilities. These parks are marked with an *.

Opening Day: December 18 through mid-February, weather permitting
Website & weather hotline: Find the city’s ice rink information on the website or call 763-923-7127.
Hours
: Champlin parks are open 6am to 10pm.
Warming room hours*: Weekdays: 4-9pm; weekends & school release days: noon-9pm.

  • Andrews Park*, 7200 117th Ave N, Champlin, MN 55316
  • Brittany Park*, 11005 Brittany Drive, Champlin, MN 55316
  • Northland Park, 8001 114th Avenue N, Champlin, MN 55316
  • Richardson Park*, 302 Colburn Street, Champlin, MN 55316
  • Woodlawn/Charest Park*, 11217 Independence Avenue, Champlin, MN 55316
  • The outdoor rink at the Ice Forum may be used when not reserved for teams.

Indoor option: CHAMPLIN ICE FORUM offers indoor open skating at $4-$5/pp; skate rental or sharpening is $5. Find open skate schedules here.

Columbia Heights skating rinks

The City of Columbia Heights maintains two outdoor ice rinks. McKenna Park also has a sledding hill.

Website: Ice rink information can be found on the city’s website.

Coon Rapids ice skating

The City of Coon Rapids maintains 5 regulation outdoor hockey rinks and 4 open skating rinks including a seasonal outdoor rink at Coon Rapids Ice Center. There are warming houses at the rinks. Riverview Park also has a sledding hill.

Website: Ice rink information can be found on the city’s website.
Hours
: Coon Rapids parks close at 10pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays 5pm-9pm; Saturdays & school release: 1pm-9pm; Sundays: 1pm-6pm.

Indoor option: COON RAPIDS ICE CENTER offers indoor open skating at just $5/ages 6+ and FREE for age 5 and under with paid adult.

Crystal supervised ice rinks & warming houses

The City of Crystal maintains and supervises four rinks with outdoor lights and warming houses. North Lions and Valley Place Parks also have sledding hills – lit until 10pm.

Open: December 18 – February 21, weather permitting.
Website & weather line
: Call 763-531-1184 for rink information or check the city’s website.
Hours: Lights are on timers and will come on from 4:30pm-10pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays from 4:30 to 8pm; Saturdays from 12-8pm and Sundays from 12-6pm. Some holidays and none school days have special hours and rinks will be closed when weather dictates.

Fridley skating facilities

The City of Fridley maintains 10 ice skating rinks and 5 hockey rinks in city parks. There is one warming house facility located at Commons Park, where there is also a sledding hill.

Website: Find more information on the city’s website.
Hours
: Fridley parks are open 5am-10pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays: 4pm-8pm; weekends: 1pm-8pm (also holidays and school release days).

  • Briardale Park, 6171 Rice Creek Dr, Fridley, MN 55432
  • Commons Park Oval, 555 61st Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432
  • Hackmann Park, 1071 Hackmann Circle, Fridley, MN 55432
  • Hayes Elementary, 615 Mississippi St NE, Fridley, MN 55432
  • Logan Park, 155 Logan Parkway, Fridley, MN 55432
  • Madsen Park, 7358 73rd Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432
  • Ruth Circle Park, 9160 Ashton Avenue, Fridley, MN 55432
  • Plymouth Square Park, 4801 Main Street, Fridley, MN 55421
  • Sylvan Hills, 6205 Jupiter Dr., Fridley, MN 55432

Indoor option: COLUMBIA ICE ARENA was demolished in 2015.  

Golden Valley skating rinks

The City of Golden Valley maintains 6 parks with both general ice skating and hockey rinks plus warming houses, plus for more general rinks without warming houses. There is also a designated sledding hill at Scheid Park.

Open: Mid-December-Mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & activities cancellation line:
Call 763-512-2350 for updates or consult the website.

Hours: Golden Valley parks are open sunrise to 10 pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays: 4pm-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sundays differ by location and special holiday hours apply. 

  • Gearty Park, 3101 Regent Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422
  • Hampshire Park, 1601 Louisiana, Golden Valley, MN 55427
  • Lions Park, 151 Louisiana Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427
  • Medley Park, 2331 Ensign Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55427
  • North Tyrol Park, 900 Westwood Dr S., Golden Valley, MN 55416*
  • Scheid Park, 1856 Toledo Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422
  • South Tyrol Park, 1510 Kaltern Ln, Golden Valley, MN 55416*
  • Stockman Park, 3300 Major Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422*
  • Wesley Park, 8305 Wesley, Golden Valley, MN 55427
  • Yosemite Park, 351 Yosemite Ave N, Golden Valley, MN 55422*

*No warming house at this rink.

Maple Grove outdoor skating rinks

The City of Maple Grove maintains ten community skating rinks. Eight locations have warming shelters and attendants. Thoreson Special Use Park offers skating without a shelter or lights.

Open: Mid-December-Mid-February, weather permitting. 
Website & weather Line: Call 763-494-5959 or check the website for updates.
Hours: Maple Grove park hours are 6am-11pm.
Warming Room Hours: Weekdays: 4pm-8:30pm; weekends: noon-8:30pm (also holidays and school release days).

  • Boundary Creek Park, 10122 104th Ave N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Cedar Island Elementary School, 6701 East Fish Lake Rd., Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Donahue North, 6632 Annapolis Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • Elm Creek Elementary School, 9820 Revere Ln N., Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Gleason Fields, 18815 67th Ave N., Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • Kerber Playfield, 9095 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Maple Grove Middle School, 7000 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  • Thoresen Park, 6259 Eagle Lake Dr, Maple Grove, MN 55369
  •  Weaver Lake Park, 8401 Dunkirk Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311

Maple Grove Central Park Ice Skating Loop

12000 Central Park Way, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Skate a leisurely serpentine loop illuminated at night and in close proximity to a roaring fireplace in the adjacent indoor pavilion. Skating is free, bring your own skates or rent a pair for $7.50 (please inquire at the pavilion as availability may change.) 10am-9pm.

Special events include a Skate with Santa on December 10th from 5pm-8pm.

Skaters warming by the firepit at the Central Park Ice Loop in Maple Grove, Minnesota

New Brighton ice skating rinks

The City of New Brighton will maintain three outdoor ice rinks with warming houses this year.

Open: Mid-December – mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & weather line:
Call 651-638-2130 or check the city’s website for updates.

Hours: New Brighton park hours are 5am-11pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays: 4:30pm-8:30pm; weekends: noon-8:30pm. See special holiday hours here.

  • Freedom Park, 2121 14th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
  • Hansen Park, 1555 5th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
  • Sunny Square Park, 2200 Sunnyside Terrace, New Brighton, MN 55112 
  • Totem Pole Park*, 1011 Foss Rd, New Brighton, MN 55112

New Hope outdoor skating rinks

Ice rinks with warming houses are maintained at three New Hope parks. Each park has both hockey and general skating rinks.

Open: December 26 to February 20, 2024, weather permitting.
Website & weather line:
Call 763-531-5158 or check the city’s website for updates.

Hours: Rinks are lit from 5-9pm.
Warming room hours: Fridays: 5-8pm; Saturdays 11am-8pm; Sundays 1-5pm (staff permitting).

  • Hidden Valley Park, 8800 32nd Ave N, New Hope, MN 55427
  • Lions Park, Lions Park, 3810 Oregon Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428
  • Liberty Park, 9015 60th Ave N., New Hope, MN 55428

Otsego ice skating

The City of Otsego maintains both a hockey and a pleasure rink at Prairie Park. There is a heated skating shelter onsite. Skating hours are sunrise to 10pm. Find official information on the city’s website. 13355 90th Street NE, Otsego, MN 55330.
 

Plymouth warming houses & ice rinks

The City of Plymouth maintains outdoor ice rinks at seven parks. Some locations have lit rinks, rinks designated for hockey, and warming houses. *Self-monitored and no warming house.

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & weather line:
For rink updates call 763-509-5205 or check the city’s website.

Hours: Ice rinks lit from sunset to 10pm. Parks open at 7am.
Warming room hours: Weekdays: 5-8pm; weekends: noon-7pm. Special school release hours.

  • Bass Lake Playfield*, 5450 Northwest Blvd, Plymouth, MN 55442
  • LaCompte Playfield, 10795 Old County Rd 15, Plymouth, MN 55441
  • Parkers Lake Park*, 15205 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
  • Plymouth Creek Playfield, 3625 Fernbrook Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55446
  • Zachary Playfield, 4355 Zachary Ln, Plymouth, MN 55442

Plymouth’s Millennium Garden Pond

Hilde Performance Center*, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55447
Located within the city’s beautiful Plymouth Creek Center, the pond has, in years past, transformed into a public ice skating rink during the month of January (ice levels permitting). In 2023, we have not had notice that this skating option is available. Learn more about Plymouth Creek Center.

Robbinsdale ice rinks

Robbinsdale maintains a skating rink and warming house at Sanborn Park. It is open starting in mid-December. Call 763-531-1278 or check the city’s parks page for more information. Warming room hours: Monday-Thursday: 5-8:30pm; Friday: 5-9pm; Saturday: 12:30-9pm;  Sunday: 12:30-8:30pm. 42nd Ave N. & Chowen Ave N., Robbinsdale, MN 55442.

Spring Lake Park outdoor skating rinks

Spring Lake Park maintains rinks at three parks from mid-December through mid-February.  Ice rinks at Able Park & Terrace Park are lit from dusk – 10:00pm daily. Sanburnol Park features a free skating rink only; note that it is not lit.

Website & Parks and Rec Dept: Call 763-792-7201 or check the city’s website for the latest information.
Hours: Parks are open 5am-10pm; rink lights (where available) go off at 10pm.
Warming room hours: There were no warming houses last year. 2023/24 TBA.

  • Able Park, 8200 Able Street, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 
  • Terrace Park, 410 79th Avenue, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
  • Sanburnol Park, 520 Sanburnol Drive NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432 

 

Twin Cities Northeast Metro outdoor ice skating rinks

Maplewood skating rinks

The City of Maplewood offers 9 parks where general ice skating and hockey are available in the winter. Only 4 locations will offer warming houses.

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & contact number:
Call 651-249-2111 or check the city’s website.

Hours: Parks are open 5am-10pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays 5:30-8:30pm (also lit during these times); weekends 1pm-4pm (Wakefield 1pm-7pm and lit until 8:30pm). *No warming house.

  • Afton Heights Park, 63 N Sterling, Maplewood, MN 55119 
  • Edgerton Park, 2001 Bradley Street, Maplewood, MN 55117*
  • Four Seasons Park, 1685 Gervais Street, Maplewood, MN 55109
  • Gethsemane Park, 2401 East 7th Street, Maplewood, MN 55119
  • Kenwood Park, Kennwood Dr W & E Kenwood Dr, Maplewood MN 55117*
  • Kohlman Park, 1000 County Road C, Maplewood, MN 55109*
  • Playcrest Park, 2390 Lydia, Maplewood, MN 55109*
  • Pleasantview Park, 1100 Marnie, Maplewood, MN 55119*
  • Wakefield Park, 1590 Frost, Maplewood, MN 55109

Indoor option: Free open skating for all ages is available at ALDRICH ARENA starting in November. This facility does not offer skate rental or sharpening. 1850 White Bear Ave, Maplewood, MN 55109.

Oakdale ice rinks & warming houses

The City of Oakdale maintains public outdoor ice rinks with warming houses at three parks. The pleasure rink at Richard Walton Park has scooters available for inexperienced skaters. Look for family skating days on 1st & 3rd Sundays at Walton Park from 1-3pm. Hot chocolate and cookies are served.

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & Parks Dept:
Call 651-747-3860 for updates or check the website.

Hours: Oakdale parks are open from a half-hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset.
Warming room hours: Weekdays: 4pm-8pm; Saturday: noon to 8pm; Sunday: noon to 7pm.

  • Eastside Park, 1744 Helmo Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128
  • Northdale Park, 5099 Granada Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128
  • Richard Walton Park, 1584 Hadley Avenue North, Oakdale, MN 55128

Roseville neighborhood ice rinks

The City of Roseville maintains outdoor ice rinks at six parks, five have warming houses and user-controlled lights. Mapleview does not offer either a warming house or lights.

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Rink updates:
Check the city’s neighborhood rinks page.
Hours: Parks are open from 5am-10pm.
Warming room hours:
Find individual park rink schedules here.

  • Acorn Park, 286 W Co. Rd C, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Autumn Grove Park, 1395 Lydia Ave W, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Lexington Park, 2131 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Mapleview Park, 2917 Matilda Street, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Sandcastle Park, 3060 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Villa Park, 2055 Cohansey Boulevard, Roseville, MN 55113

Roseville’s Guidant John Rose MN OVAL

The OVAL is the largest outdoor refrigerated skating rink in North America. Skate outdoors November to March ($9/pp, skate rental available for $5). The rink is typically decorated with lights during the holiday season and is a beautiful place to skate outdoors. Oval Weather Line: 651-792-7191. 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113.

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Skate the Oval in Roseville

Indoor option: The Roseville Skating Center offers ice skating year-round.

Saint Anthony Village ice rinks

Saint Anthony Village maintains three outdoor pleasure skating rinks with supervised warming houses. All of the locations also have hockey rinks. 

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website:
Consult the city’s website for more ice rink information.
Hours
: Weekdays: 4pm- 8:30pm; Saturdays/no school days: 10am-8:30pm; Sundays: 1pm-8:30pm.

  • Central Park, 3503 Silver Lake Road, Saint Anthony, MN 55418
  • Emerald Park, 3925 MacAlaster Dr NE, St Anthony, MN 55421
  • Silver Point Park, 3010 29th Avenue, Saint Anthony, MN 55418

Shoreview outdoor skating rinks

The City of Shoreview maintains seven outdoor skating rinks with supervised warming houses. All of the locations have lighted hockey (except Shoreview Commons) and general skating rinks.

Open: December 26-February 24, weather permitting.
Website & weather line
: Call 651-490-4765 or check the city website for rink updates.

Hours: Shoreview parks are open 6am to 10 pm.
Warming room hours: Weekdays: 4:30pm-9pm; Saturdays: 12pm-8pm; Sundays: 12pm-6pm. Find holiday & school release days here.

  • Bobby Theisen Park, 3575 Vivian Street, Shoreview, MN 55126
  • Bucher Park, 5900 Mackubin St, Shoreview, MN 55126
  • McCullough Park, 915 County Road I, Shoreview, MN 55126.
  • Shamrock Park, 5623 Snelling Ave, Shoreview, MN 55126
  • Shoreview Commons, 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126
  • Sitzer Park, 4344 Hodgson Rd, Shoreview, MN 55126
  • Wilson Park, 815 County Rd F West, Shoreview, MN 55126

Indoor options: Check the three Ramsey County ice arenas, located in Maplewood, Saint Paul and Vadnais Heights.

Stillwater ice rinks

Stillwater offers unstaffed skating rinks at four locations. There are no warming houses at any of these locations and you will need to bring your own skates.

Hours: Stillwater parks are open sunrise to 10 pm.
Website: Check the city’s ice rinks page for updates.
Warming room hours: No warming houses available.

  • Lily Lake, 1208 Greeley St S, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Northland Park, 12975 75th Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • Old Athletic Field, 6th Ave S, Stillwater, MN 55082
  • St. Croix Valley Rec Center, 1675 Market Drive, Stillwater, MN 55082,

Water Street Inn

Public Parking Lot #4, 101 Water St S, Stillwater, MN 55082
Included in our Best Things to Do in Stillwater in Winter, this small rink was maintained throughout January 2023 for the winter festivities in downtown. Bring your own skates. Park for free and combine it with a day exploring downtown when you need to warm up. We will update this if the rink opens in January 2024. 

Community Ice Skating Rink in Stillwater Minnesota
Ice Rink at Water Inn in Stillwater

Indoor options: LILY LAKE ARENA and ST CROIX VALLEY REC CENTER. Please see the website link for schedules.

Vadnais Heights ice rinks

The City of Vadnais Heights offers outdoor ice skating rinks at two park. Community Park has both a pleasure rink and hockey rink and also provides a warming house. Westfield Park offers an ice rink for open skate and a leisure skating trail opened in 2021,

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website & weather hotline: Check the city’s ice rink page or call 651-204-6002 for updates.
Hours: Rinks are lit until 9pm.
Warming room hours: Thursday-Friday: 4-9pm; weekends 1-9pm.

  • Community Park, 641 E County Road F., Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
  • Westfield Park, 520 Westfield Lane, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

Indoor skating option: Free open skating for all ages is available at TCO Sports Garden starting in November. Skates are available to borrow free of charge. 1490 County Road E East
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110.

TCO Sports Garden sign on the front of the new sports complex.
Image courtesy of Ramsey County Parks & Recreation

White Bear Lake ice rinks

The City of White Bear Lake maintains outdoor ice rinks for general skating at three community parks. Warming houses are not available. For a map of park locations, click here.

  • Podvin Park, 1700 9th Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
  • Ramaley Park, 1883 Park Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
  • Spruce Park, 3653 McKnight Road, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

 

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Twin Cities Southeast Metro outdoor ice skating rinks

Apple Valley outdoor ice skating

The City of Apple Valley traditionally offers general skating rinks at 14 community locations. Some locations have a hockey rink with nets and lights and several warming houses.

Website: Consult the city’s website for more information about Apple Valley’s ice rinks.
Hours
: Apple Valley parks are open 5am-10pm.

  • Apple Valley East Park, 15335 Dunbar Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Belmont Park, 118 Belmont Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Briar Oaks Park, 12275 Safari Pass, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Delaney Park, 4745 147th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Faith Park, 15539 Ferris Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Farquar Park, 13266 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Galaxie Park, 13900 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Hagemeister Park, 13000 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Hayes Park, 14601 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Heritage Park, 12852 Hamlet Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Huntington Park, 12960 Diamond Path, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Johnny Cake Ridge Park West, 14139 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Pennock Park, 15445 Pennock Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
  • Valley Middle School, 1040 Baldwin Drive, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Indoor skating option: Apple Valley Sports Arena, 14452 Hayes Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Burnsville ice skating rinks

The City of Burnsville offers outdoor skating at 11 parks, 3 of which have staffed warming houses. The other  8 sites have lighting on push-button timers. The * sites offer warming houses.

Opening day: Mid-December through mid-February as weather allows.
Website & weather line: Check the city’s ice rinks page or call 952-895-4505.
Hours: Burnsville parks are open 5am to 10 pm..
Warming room hours: Weekdays: 4-9pm; Saturdays 12pm-9pm; Sundays 1pm-9pm.

  • Highland Forest Park, 12920 Upton Ave S, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Knob Hill Park, 1317 Knob Hill Ln, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Neill Park, 13501 Upton Ave S, Burnsville, MN 55337*
  • North River Hills Park, 11501 19th Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337*
  • Northview Park, 14831 Deerwood Drive, Burnsville, MN 55306
  • Paha Sapa Park, 15016 Chicago Ave, Burnsville, MN 55306*
  • Red Oak Park, 12100 River Hills Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • South River Hills Park, 11514 River Hills Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Terrace Oaks East Park, 12650 Parc Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Timberland Knolls Park, 205 Harold Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
  • Vista View Park, 1501 Circle Lane Burnsville, MN 55337
  • West Buck Hill Park, 15701 Fremont Avenue South, Burnsville, MN 55306

Cottage Grove ice rinks

The City of Cottage Grove maintains seven outdoor skating rinks open to the general public. With the exception of Armstrong Elementary, each park has a warming house.

Website: Check the city’s rinks page for the latest updates.
Hours: In 2022, warming house hours were Monday through Friday: 3:00pm-8:30pm and weekends, 11:00am-8:30pm.

  • Armstrong Elementary School – 8855 Inwood Ave S, Cottage Grove
  • Hamlet Park – 8885 Hamlet Ave S, Cottage Grove
  • Hearthside Park – 8245 Hearthside Rd S, Cottage Grove
  • Highlands Park – 6975 Idsen Ave S, Cottage Grove
  • Peter Thompson Park – 6327 Highlands Hills Blvd, Cottage Grove
  • Pine Tree Valley Park – 8431 Indian Blvd, Cottage Grove
  • Woodridge Park – 9000 90th St S, Cottage Grove

Eagan ice skating rinks

The City of Eagan maintains outdoor skating rinks at 9 parks, eight of which feature rinks just for hockey. All parks except Bur Oaks have rink lights and 5 of the parks offer warming houses. A “*” denotes the park has a warming house.

Opening day: December 22, 2023
Website & weather hotline: Call 651-675-5511 for updates or check the city’s website.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday 4-m-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday noon-8pm.

  • Bur Oaks Park, 3421 Rolling Hills Drive, Eagan, MN 55121
  • Carnelian Park, 1800 Carnelian Lane, Eagan, MN 55122
  • Clearwater Park, 1365 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123*
  • Bridle Ridge Park, 3990 Elrene Rd, Eagan, MN 55123*
  • Goat Hill Park, 4391 Lexington Ave S, Eagan, MN 55123*
  • Lexington Park, 1036 McKee St., Eagan, MN 55121
  • Rahn Park, 4425 Sandstone Dr, Eagan, MN 55122*
  • RidgeCliff Park, 1750 Covington Ln, Eagan, MN 55122
  • Sky Hill Park, 3590 Blue Cross Rd, Eagan, MN 55122*

Winter SKOLstice at Viking Lakes

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel, 2611 Nordic Way, Eagan, Minnesota, 55121
An ice skating rink and warming haus will be open daily during Viking Lakes “Winter Skolstice”. December 9, 2023 – February 25, 2024, weather permitting. Skating is FREE, skate rental available for $5/pair. 

Inver Grove Heights outdoor ice rinks

The City of Inver Grove Heights operates outdoor skating rinks at five community parks, three of which feature warming houses. South Valley Park also offers a sledding hill.

Website & weather hotline: Check the city’s rinks page or call 651-450-2595 for updates.
Hours: Rinks open Mon-Fri 4-8pm, Sat 1-9pm & Sun 1-7pm.

  • Groveland Park, 1990 46th St., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
  • Oakwood Park, 3534 78th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
  • Skyview Park, 6765 Dawn. Ave., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
  • South Valley Park, 2810 70th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
  • Southern Lakes, 10810 Alison Way, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Mendota Heights ice skating rinks

The City of Mendota Heights maintains three outdoor skating rinks for general skating and hockey with staffed warming houses.

Website: Check the city’s outdoor ice rinks page for updates. Or call the weather hotline at 651-255-1174.
Warming house hours: 4-9 pm Mon-Fri, 10 am-9 pm Sat and 12-6 pm Sun.

  • Friendly Hills Park, 2360 Pueblo Lane, Mendota Heights MN
  • Marie Park, 1780 Lilac Lane, Mendota Heights MN
  • Wentworth Park, 739 Wentworth Ave, Mendota Heights MN

Rosemount outdoor ice rinks

The City of Rosemount maintains three outdoor ice rinks with warming houses. No hockey is allowed at Central Park. Rosemount Area Hockey Association uses the rinks at Jaycee & Bloomfield Parks from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Website: Check the city’s outdoor ice rinks page for updates.
Warming house hours: Monday to Friday: 4 – 9 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 9 pm and Sunday: 1 – 9pm.

  • Bloomfield Park – 14225 Bloomfield Path, Rosemount MN
  • Central Park –  2893 145th Street W, Rosemount MN
  •  Jaycee Park – 15425 Shannon Parkway, Rosemount MN

Woodbury outdoor ice skating rinks

The City of Woodbury operates four warming houses at select outdoor skating rinks. Woodbury reminds skaters that stormwater ponds are not safe for ice skating.

Open: Late December through late February, weather permitting.
Website & weather line
: Call 651-714-3569 or check the city’s outdoor rinks page for updates.

Hours: Rinks may be used from 4:30pm to 10pm. 

M Health Fairview Sports Center Outdoor Rink

The M Health Fairview Sports Center refrigerated outdoor rink is also free of charge; please check the website for schedule. Admission is free, skate rental available for $6 at the sports center. 4125 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125.

West St Paul outdoor ice rinks

The City of West St Paul maintains outdoor ice rinks and staffed warming houses for general skating at four parks. Three of the parks also have designated hockey rinks; Southview is a pleasure rink only.

Website & weather line: Call 651-259-2671 for rink updates or check the city’s rink page.

  • Harmon Park – 230 Bernard St. W, West St Paul MN
  • Haskell Park – 975 Sperl St, West St Paul MN
  • Orme Park – 370 Orme St. W, West St Paul MN
  • Southview Park – 275 Westview Dr, West St Paul MN

 

Some rinks allow hockey. Others only pleasure skating.

Twin Cities Southwest Metro outdoor ice skating rinks

Bloomington outdoor ice rinks

The city of Bloomington has reduced the number of outdoor rinks that receive daily maintenance from thirteen to nine park locations. Each has a general rink, at least one hockey rink, and outdoor lights.

Open: December 15, 2023 – February 19, 2024.
Website & weather line
:  Call 952-563-8878, option 3, or check the city ice rink page.
Hours
: Lights operate daily from 4:30am-10pm.
Warming room hours: Mon-Thurs: 4-8pm; Fri: 4-9pm; Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun: 12-8pm. Rinks are closed Dec 24, 25, 31 & Jan 1.

  • Brookside Park, 10000 Xerxes Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431
  • Bryant Park, 1001 West 85th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431
  • Kelly Park, 185 East 102nd Street, Bloomington, MN 55420
  • Poplar Bridge Park, 4600 West 85th Street, Bloomington, MN 55437
  • Ridgeview Park, 6001 West 94th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438
  • Running Park, 9510 12th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425
  • Southwood Park, 4800 Terracewood Drive, Bloomington, MN 55431
  • Sunrise Park, 9401 Bloomington Ferry Road, Bloomington, MN 55438
  • Westwood Park, 3490 West 109th Street, Bloomington, MN 55431

Indoor skating option: The BLOOMINGTON ICE GARDEN offers year-round skating. 2023-24 hours: Mon-Fri, 9-10:30am and Sun, 5:30-6:45pm. $5/pp, skate rental available for $5/pair, sharpening for $8.

Chanhassen ice rinks

Chanhassen maintains rinks at six locations. All six locations have family rinks and four also offer hockey rinks. Pioneer Pass & Roundhouse Parks do not offer warming houses. Please note that certain hours are reserved for hockey association use.

Open: Mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting.
Website:
Check the city’s ice rink page for updates.
Hours
: Outdoor skating rinks are open during park hours, 6am-10pm daily.
Warming room hours: Most locations are open Weekdays 4-9pm, Sat & school release days 10am-9pm; Sun 1pm-7pm.; Roundhouse Park warming room is closed weekdays and open Saturdays 12-6pm and Sunday 1-7pm.

  • City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • Chanhassen Recreation Center, 2310 Coulter Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • North Lotus Lake Park, 295 Pleasant View Road, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • Bandimere Park, 9405 Great Plains Boulevard, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • Roundhouse Park 3950 Kings Road, Chanhassen, MN 55317
  • Pioneer Pass Park, 9630 Bluff Creek Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317

Eden Prairie outdoor ice rinks

The City of Eden Prairie maintains public outdoor ice rinks at 9 parks. Each location has outdoor lights and a staffed warming house. Skating hours vary by park. Staring Lake Park offers free skates and kicksled loaners and also has a steep sledding hill that is good for older children.

Website & weather line:  Call 952-949-8449, option 1 or check the city’s website for updates.
Hours: Eden Prairie Parks are open 6am-10pm.
Warming house & lighting hours: Varies by location.
Find warming house hours here.

Indoor skating option: EDEN PRARIE COMMUNITY CENTER has three indoor rinks and offer open skate and kids skate times.

Edina outdoor ice skating rinks

Each of the twelve community parks operated by the City of Edina has both a pleasure skating rink and a hockey rink. They all have staffed warming houses and are lit for evening skating

Season: Late December – mid March (weather dependent).
Website & weather line: Text CLOSURES to 57838 or check the city’s website.
Hours: Mondays-Fridays 4-9:30 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sundays 1-8 p.m.
Warming room hours: Weekdays 4-9:30pm; Saturday 9am-9:30pm; Sunday 1pmto 8pm.
With special holiday and school release day hours.

  • Arden Park, 5230 Minnehaha Blvd., Edina, MN 55424
  • Cornelia School Park, 7142 Cornelia Dr., Edina, MN 55435
  • Countryside Park, 6240 Tracy Ave, Edina, MN 55436
  • Creek Valley Park, 6301 Gleason Road, Edina, MN 55439
  • Highlands Park, 5200 Doncaster Way, Edina, MN 55436
  • Lewis Park, 7300 Cahill Road, Edina, MN 55439
  • Normandale Park, 6501 Warren Ave, Edina, MN 55439
  • Pamela Park, 4303 West 58th Street, Pamela Park, Edina, MN 55424
  • Strachauer Park, 6200 Beard Avenue, Edina, MN 55410
  • Todd Park, 4429 Vandervork Avenue, Edina, MN 55436
  • Walnut Ridge Park, 5801 Londonderry Rd., Edina, MN 55436
  • Weber Park, 4115 Grimes Avenue S, Edina, MN 55416

Centennial Lakes Park

7499 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Our pick for the coolest, most picturesque outdoor skating in the Twin Cities. Skate free (rentals available) around 10 acres of ponds and the canals that connect them, then warm up by the fireplace with hot chocolate from the pavilion’s concession stand. Ice is groomed daily. The skating ponds operate on a separate schedule and do not allow hockey. Learn more about all the fun year-round activities at Centennial Lakes Park.

Outdoor Ice Rinks: Centennial Lakes

    Daddy-Daughter Date at Centennial Lakes Park

Hopkins outdoor ice rinks

Outdoor ice skating rinks and warming houses are operated at six Hopkins parks. Four have designated hockey rinks.

Opening date: December 23, 2023 – February 19, 2024, weather permitting.
Website & weather line: Call the hotline at 952-939-8355 for updates or check the city’s rinks page.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 4:30 to 9 p.m, Saturday: Noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday: Noon to 7 p.m. Please check the website for special holiday hours.

  • Burnes Park – 301 2nd Street North, Hopkins MN
  • Central Park – 101 16th Avenue South, Hopkins MN
  • Harley Hopkins Family Center – 108 Jackson Avenue South, Hopkins MN
  • Interlachen Park – 230 Homedale Road, Hopkins MN
  • Oakes Park – 900 Lake Street Northeast, Hopkins MN
  • Valley Park – 700 8th Street South, Hopkins MN

Minnetonka outdoor ice rinks

Outdoor ice skating rinks and warming houses are operated at seven Minnetonka parks.

Opening day: December 23, 2023 – February 19, 2024, weather permitting.
Website & weather line: Call 952-939-8355 for updates or check the city’s rink page.
Hours: Mon-Fri 4:30-9pm, Sat noon-9pm & Sun noon-7pm. Special holiday hours can be found on the website.

  • Boulder Creek Park5948 Stoneybrook Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Covington Park – 18920 Manchester St, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Glen Lake School – 4801 Woodridge Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Gro Tonka Park – 17003 Prospect Place, Minnetonka, MN 55391
  • McKenzie Park – 14950 McKenzie Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Meadow Park – 2725 Oakland Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305
  • Spring Hill Park – 16714 Seymour Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55345

More skating in Minnetonka: DICK’S HOUSE OF SPORT opened an outdoor ice skating rink located on their space in Ridgedale Mall. The public is invited to book open skate times or even block off private ice time. Skating is FREE with skate rental available for $3/pair. We had the chance to check out the new rink; read all about it!

Richfield outdoor ice rinks

Richfield maintains seven outdoor ice rinks with three warming house locations open on alternating days. Three of the parks have hockey rinks, all are lit from 5-9pm.

Website: For a map of the park locations and information about weather updates, click here. You will also find warming house hours of operation.

  • Augsburg Park7145 Wentworth Ave S Richfield, MN 55423
  • Christian Park – 6900 Bloomington Ave S, Richfield MN
  • Donaldson Park – 7434 Humboldt Ave S, Richfield MN
  • Fremont Park – 7445 Fremont Ave S, RichfieldMN
  • Jefferson Park 6700 Thomas Ave S (67th St), Richfield, MN
  • Madison Park – 6244 Knox Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
  • Roosevelt Park – 7644 4th Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423
  • Taft Park – 6105 Bloomington Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

St. Louis Park outdoor ice skating rinks

The city of St Louis Park operates outdoor ice rinks at eleven parks. Amenities include general ice rinks, hockey rinks and most parks have lights. Five locations include warming houses.

Website & weather line: Call 952-924-2567 or check the city’s rink page for updates.
Hours: St. Louis Park parks are open from 5am-11pm.
Warming room hours: Provided Jan 2-Feb 19, 2024. Monday-Thursday 4-8pm; Friday 4-8:30pm; Saturday 10am-8:30pm; Sunday 12pm to 7pm.
With special holiday and school release day hours and some parks are on their own schedule. Learn more here.

  • Ainsworth Park, 7700 W 28th St, St Louis Park, MN 55426
  • Bass Lake Park, 3450 Glenhurst Ave., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Birchwood Park, 2701 Zarthan Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Browndale Park, 4955 Morningside Rd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Center Park, 3750 Wooddale Ave., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Jackley Park, 4215 Brookside Ave., St. Louis Park, MN 55416
  • Nelson Park, 2500 Georgia Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426 (note special schedule)
  • Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  • Parkview Park, 6801 33rd St. W., St. Louis Park, MN 55426
  • Willow Park, 2500 Rhode Island Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426

More open outdoor skating at the St Louis Park Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC). October through March 10, 2024. $4-$5/pp. 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

  • Friday 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday 12:15 – 1:45 a.m. (no skating Feb. 17. 2024)
  • Sunday 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. (no skating Feb. 18, 2024)

Indoor skating option: Open skate indoors at the Rec Center, September – June 9, 2024. $4-$5/pp.

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday Noon – 1:30 p.m. (no skating Dec. 25, 27, 29, 2023 & Jan 1, 2024)
  • Saturday 11am-12:30pm.
  • Sunday 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 
Public Ice Skating at The Rec Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Image courtesy of the City of St. Louis Park.
Image courtesy of the City of St. Louis Park

We would love to hear from you. Has your family made use of the outdoor skating rinks in the Twin Cities? Leave us a parental review. Which did you love the most? Where did you find ice in the best condition? Did we miss any park systems or public places that maintain ice from late December – mid-February?

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    1. That is a really cool idea, Mike – especially this year, with the warm weather and need for distancing. Luckily, the Twin Cities does have a few free and public options open for those of us without the space and resources to build our own. I hope you and your family enjoy your time outdoors this winter!

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