A friendly game of hockey at WinterSkate in St. Paul / Teresa Boardman. Braemar is available for open skating, group rental, adult and youth hockey, figure skating programs, and birthday parties. Knopp Valley Ice Rink is an outdoor ice rink. An Important Ice Arena Health & Safety Upgrade: The Ice Arena air is cleaner than ever. 2020-2021 Outdoor Ice Rinks. In addition to skating, most of the rinks on this list have skates available for rent, as well as warming houses and/or other perks like concessions and special events. In St. In the Summer, the Arena Host one expo floor & one sheet of ice. Rinks will close if the temperature is -10 degrees or colder, or if the windchill is -15 degrees or below. The Red Baron Arena & Expo accommodates events large and small, including tradeshows, expos, weddings, concerts and various sized meetings. Weather permitting, Burnsville's outdoor ice rinks and warming houses are open from mid-December through mid-February. *Refunds must be done by 12 p.m. two days prior to the activity date. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 pond rinks: endless sheets of ice to skate or slap the puck across. Kids and adults play pond hockey at Ashley Park in Jackson HealthEast Sports Center Outdoor Rink The outdoor refrigerated skating rink at HealthEast Sports Center is now open. / Visit Winona. Please call the numbers listed below to confirm details. Northeast Ice Arena When in doubt, call the Weather Hotline at 952-233-9502. City of Shakopee | 485 Gorman St., Shakopee, MN 55379 • P: 952-233-9300 Please call the Ice Center at 952-895-4651 for all cancellations. The arena has 16 locker rooms and two community meeting rooms. Rinks may be reserved for youth and adult programs throughout the winter. Please use Microsoft Edge. Rent skates or BYO to Lake Winona in southeast Minnesota The ice loop is a 810 foot long and 20 foot wide trail that is designed for pleasure skating. We offer complete turnkey services for new and renovated rinks. For hockey and figure skating enthusiasts, Braemar Arena features three indoor, regulation-size ice sheets. Other places to skate in this region include Alexandria, Pine River, Hutchinson, New York Mills and the Brainerd Lakes area, which features rinks on Gull Lake for guests staying at Cragun’s Resort or Grand View Lodge. The wind chill factor is -20 degrees or below. No matter if your yard is big or small, owning your very own customized ice rink has never been so easy. For updates on the McMurray broomball rinks, call the weather hotline at 651-558-2118. Or head to Grand Rapids for your choice of four outdoor rinks, including a covered one at the IRA Civic Center. Saint Paul has seven ice rink locations. Many of them offer separate spaces for general skating and recreational uses such as hockey, broomball and pond hockey. Our Minnesota experts can answer your questions, offer advice, or plan the perfect Minnesota trip for you. Rink hours and conditions are subject to change without notice. Further south in the hockey-loving Iron Range, there are rinks in Biwabik (minutes from the Giants Ridge ski resort), Hibbing and Virginia. Visit their website for their schedule, ticket information, and more. A true Minnesotan community, New Brighton is proud to offer our residents and visitors access to several communal ice skating rinks. You can’t skate on Lake Superior, but you can get pretty close at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. If frozen lakes are more your style, head to Edina, Buffalo, or one of three lakes in Minneapolis (Lake of the Isles, Nokomis and Powderhorn). People’s Prosperity Guaranteed Income Pilot, Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity. Cloud , Lake George is the place to skate, or head to Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in nearby Sartell, where you can warm up before or after your skate at the club’s Grill 19. Minnesota Ice Arenas A look inside some of Minnesota's most hallowed ice arenas with a brief history and photos of each. Visit our park directoryfor street addresses. Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Central Minnesota In Fergus Falls , Lake Alice is plowed for both a skating rink and a track around the lake, and remains open for as long as conditions allow. For some in Minnesota, winter means building a backyard hockey rink. Ice Rentals Available We are currently taking ice time reservations for October and November time frames. Tell us more by completing the volunteer form. 121 7th Place E, Suite 360 St. Paul, MN 55101, Glide Onto These Great Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks, Fawn Over Spring Babies at Minnesota Zoos, Southern Minnesota Pond Hockey Championship, Fairmont. The recognition is organized by the Saint Paul City Council. If you’re looking for a fun way to get outdoors this winter in Brainerd, Minnesota, consider visiting one of the ice rinks located in the city parks. During the hockey season, there are two sheets of ice. Our maintenance crew and dedicated volunteers work hard to keep the rinks clean, but Minnesota snow can pile up fast. Plymouth outdoor rinks will be open for the 2020-2021 outdoor skating season. The Ice Center is utilized for recreational activities, and home games played … Donate Sticks and Skates. Several outdoor skating rinks can be found in Albert Lea, Mankato and Rochester, where you can skate on a frozen running track. This damages the ice and will delay opening. Further up the North Shore, outdoor rinks can be found in Knife River, Two Harbors, Silver Bay, Tofte and Grand Marais. COVID-19 Ice Rink Impacts (until at least January 4) Warming houses will not be open Central Park Ice Skating Loop, Maple Grove, Lake Alice in Fergus Falls opens for skating with a big party on the ice. Call or visit a Recreation Center. It features three professional size sheets of ice. Warm Weather Policy: In order to prevent extended closures due to damaged ice, rinks will close if meltwater is visible on the surface. Experience shows the best rinks are those that benefit from the assistance of community volunteers. Designated hockey rinks may be unavailable for open skating during hockey practices or scheduled open hockey times. For more information, please call 651-266-6400 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Outdoor Ice Rinks are set to open New Years Eve, December 31, weather permitting. Want to know the best spots in Minnesota? You can skate North America’s largest outdoor refrigerated rink in Roseville, or head to Maple Grove to carve your way across one of the country’s only refrigerated ice skating trails. BIG now has three rinks, one of them Olympic-sized, and boasts a seating capacity of 2,500. Rinks will close periodically for maintenance. In St. IN COMPLIANCE WITH NEW STATE GUIDELINES, FACE MASKS MUST BE WORN ON AND OFF THE ICE AND IN ALL PUBLIC AREAS OF THE ICE CENTER AT ALL TIMES Some sheets of ice are framed by scrap wood, others are made from … Further south, Detroit Lakes’ Peoples Park is another skating destination in this region. Due to budget and staffing considerations, ice rink maintenance at the following 8 locations will be eliminated this season: Aldine, Battle Creek, Griggs, Hayden Heights, Hazel Park, Linwood, Nathan Hale, and Northwest Como. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Please visit a nearby. We apologize for any inconvenience. Designated hockey rinks may be unavailable for open skating during hockey practices or scheduled open hockey times. The Bloomington Ice Garden opened in 1970 with one rink. Minnesota Ice is the industry expert in high-density polyethylene pipe fusion rink floor construction and ice rink refrigeration system design and installation. Skip Navigation Share on Facebook It's not only the players and teams that make Minnesota's hockey history unique, but also the buildings that housed them. In addition to the city’s four indoor ice arenas, there are two outdoor skating destinations. Refrigerated hockey rinks are located at Phalen, North Dale, and Palace recreation centers. THE OFFICIAL PRACTICE FACILITY OF THE MINNESOTA WILD TRIA Rink Facility Covid Information Please read our Covid-19 Facility Information and regulations to ensure a safe facility for our guests and employees. Even if you feel you can't commit to volunteering, you can still help by shoveling snow when you visit the rinks. While on the Range, pay a visit to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth. After the Bentleyville Festival of Lights wraps up, the park transforms into an ice skating rink in early January. In order to meet the highest health and safety standards possible for our patrons and staff, the Minnetonka Ice Arena HVAC system – in our locker rooms, restrooms, the lobby and offices – were recently coupled with bipolarization units. All regularly scheduled rinks and lights will remain open unless: The air temperature is -10 degrees or below. Or at least that's how Minneapolis entrepreneur Fred Haberman sees it. Have you dusted off your ice skates yet this winter season? Location and Contact 636 East 66th Street, Richfield 612-861-9350 Richfield Skating School Online registration Richfield Recreation offers a learn-to-skate program for ages four and up. Both the cities of Baxter and Brainerd operate and maintain ice rinks that are free and open to the public. Rinks will close periodically for maintenance. Volunteers are needed to help with rink flooding and other duties. Knopp Valley Ice Rink – 300 Knopp Valley Drive, Winona, MN 55987. The content you are about to view is not owned or managed by Explore Minnesota Tourism, and may not be accessible to all users. When snow gets shoveled against the boards and around the edge of the rink, it often freezes and can quickly reduce the skateable surface area of the rink. Spread out over three main ponds connected by narrow, meandering canals, the rink gives skaters a unique skating experience. Face coverings are strongly encouraged. McMurray Field has three rinks used exclusively for broomball. Grab your skates and head to the Central Park skating loop! In Fergus Falls, Lake Alice is plowed for both a skating rink and a track around the lake, and remains open for as long as conditions allow. Outdoor Ice Rinks Opening New Years Eve. She loves to run, travel with her family, and go to concerts to relive her youth. But lakes aren’t the only bodies of water that freeze in the winter. You are now leaving ExploreMinnesota.com. Please stay off the rinks during the flooding or maintenance and never use rinks as dog parks! / Singvongsa Photography. Indoor Ice Arenas. No refunds will be given after that time. Burnsville has 13 park locations that offer outdoor skating. Please note that rinks will be extremely busy during 4-8pm on Monday through Thursday evenings during hockey practice. Found in every corner of the state, ice rinks form on frozen lakes, ponds and even rivers as soon as the ice is thick enough, with refrigerated rinks popping up around Thanksgiving or even earlier. All of our seasonal rinks are located outside with warming houses in close proximity. Once open, skating rinks are available for your enjoyment at six locations in Hopkins and eight locations in Minnetonka through February 15 (weather permitting). We welcome hockey sticks and ice skates in good condition. Due to COVID-19, warming houses will not be available. For non-emergency information. Thank you for doing your part to make Saint Paul rinks great. Rink hours and conditions are subject to change without notice. Did you know? During the summer months, the Roseville Ice Arena is home to the Midwest College and High School Hockey Leagues. Warming houses and rinks are located in Minnetonka at Boulder Creek, Covington, Gro Tonka, McKenzie, Meadow and Spring Hill parks and at Glen Lake school. Minneapolis has outdoor ice rinks at parks citywide. The Roseville Oval lit up for the holidays. Ice Rink Locations. For Winter Recreation Facility Closing Information due to weather or events, call the hotline: (651) 675-5511 and select option 3. Shakopee Ice Arena a premier skating facility in the southwest metro with two sheets of ice available for rent. The loop has refrigerated ice and if you stay long enough you might just get a chance to see the Zamboni drive by. See below for locations, hours, and updates. We thank you for your patience and cooperation and look forward to seeing you on the ice this winter. Saint Paul has fourteen general skating rinks, as well as the WinterSkate refrigerated general rink at Landmark Plaza and three additional refrigerated hockey rinks located at Phalen Recreation Center, North Dale Recreation Center, and Palace Recreation Center. Skate year-round at the Waconia Ice Arena in Waconia, MN. Plymouth crews are working to clear snow, build up bases and maintain outdoor rinks for ice skaters. Current Rink Status. Ice Skating Centennial Lakes Park features a 10-acre lake that is groomed daily during the winter for ice skating. Visit the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues just outside of downtown Bemidji / Weston Holland. New user-controlled rink lights have been installed at each rink and may be used from 4:30-10 p.m. For daily updates on outdoor rinks and ice conditions, please call the Parks and Recreation weather line at 651-714-3569. Ice rinks are tentatively open dependent on weather and ice conditions. There is no staff. See below for a rink schedules and tournament dates for individual associations. Erica Wacker is a Midwesterner through and through, growing up in Illinois, going to college in Wisconsin, and settling down in Minnesota. The Roseville Ice Arena also offers an extensive schedule of public sessions including Open Hockey, Open Skating, Open Figure Skating, Skatercise, Skating Lessons (ISI Certified), and Adult Long Blades. Skating rink update (1/14/2021): All rinks are open. The Straight River, a 55-mile tributary of the Mississippi, has hockey and skating near downtown Owatonna, or you can skate on an inlet of the Des Moines River in southwest Jackson. Marshall Area Hockey Association hosts tournaments during the season for all ages. Gilmore Valley Ice Rink – 157 Jay Bee Drive, Winona, MN 55987. Winter schedules are posted at each location. We offer open skates, open hockey, skating lessons, ice rental, event rental, birthday parties and more! Contact the City’s Call Center by sending an email. Both St. Paul and Minneapolis host free ice rinks beneath their shimmering downtown skylines (Wells Fargo WinterSkate and WinterSkate in Loring Park, respectively, are both on hiatus this year), and countless neighboring cities have their own impressive rinks. So channel your inner Neal Broten or Kristy Yamaguchi and head out to these ice rinks across the state. The Plymouth Ice Center is city-owned and operated. You are using an unsupported browser. The public outdoor ice skating rinks should be opening in Minneapolis and St. Paul soon, with some COVID-19 restrictions in place. The Roseville Skating Center is a unique community facility, an indoor ice arena, North America's largest sheet of refrigerated ice, outdoor skate park, and multi-purpose banquet / meeting facility. Ice Skating: The Great Minnesota Pastime. Night availability is especially desired. Whether you want to practice your Flying V or polish your toe pick, Minnesota’s outdoor ice skating rinks are the perfect surface for winter fun. Warming houses are located at 12 sites (West Buck Hill offers a pleasure rink only). Warming houses will not be available. When the temperature begins to drop, our spirits rise. Bemidji is no stranger to fun on the ice. The Skating Center has three primary areas of operation: Roseville Ice Arena; Guidant John Rose MN OVAL; Banquet Facilities Your cooperation in adhering to this guidance is appreciated so we can keep our rinks open and keep each other safe. When it comes to ice skating, few places do it better than the Twin Cities. Available weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 15 Kellogg Blvd. West | Saint Paul, MN 55102 | General Information: 651-266-8989, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: January 28 – February 7, 2021. Unusually warm temperature has softened the ice, making the rinks unsafe for skating. All hockey rinks have boards and nets. Minnesota Magicians The Richfield Ice Arena is home to the Minnesota Magicians of the NAHL. Duck inside both buildings for a look at the town’s impressive hockey history. The current public health guidance requires a 12 foot distance between skaters who are not part of the same household. With over 200 natural, refrigerated and synthetic ice rinks built, IceTime MN has the experience to meet your needs. We receive a snowfall of more than two inches. Lights will turn off at 9pm daily, except for at Phalen, which will turn off at 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays until a new timer can be installed. The towering bluffs of southeast Minnesota make a beautiful backdrop for skating in Winona, a year-round destination for outdoor recreation. 12000 Central Parkway, Maple Grove MN. Bloomington Ice Garden | City of Bloomington MN Seating will be available near rinks to put on skates. For free. Cloud, Lake George is the place to skate, or head to Blackberry Ridge Golf Club in nearby Sartell, where you can warm up before or after your skate at the club’s Grill 19. How about tips on how to make the most of your time in a specific city? Continue to social distance and consider going to a different rink if one is too busy. 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