Or at least that's how Minneapolis entrepreneur Fred Haberman sees it. 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. For free. Please note that rinks will be extremely busy during 4-8pm on Monday through Thursday evenings during hockey practice. 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 apologize for any inconvenience. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 pond rinks: endless sheets of ice to skate or slap the puck across. Our Minnesota experts can answer your questions, offer advice, or plan the perfect Minnesota trip for you. HealthEast Sports Center Outdoor Rink The outdoor refrigerated skating rink at HealthEast Sports Center is now open. Plymouth crews are working to clear snow, build up bases and maintain outdoor rinks for ice skaters. All regularly scheduled rinks and lights will remain open unless: The air temperature is -10 degrees or below. In addition to the city’s four indoor ice arenas, there are two outdoor skating destinations. 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. You are now leaving ExploreMinnesota.com. When the temperature begins to drop, our spirits rise. Due to COVID-19, warming houses will not be available. The arena has 16 locker rooms and two community meeting rooms. 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. There is no staff. Bloomington Ice Garden | City of Bloomington MN Gilmore Valley Ice Rink – 157 Jay Bee 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. See below for locations, hours, and updates. The public outdoor ice skating rinks should be opening in Minneapolis and St. Paul soon, with some COVID-19 restrictions in place. Minnesota Ice Arenas A look inside some of Minnesota's most hallowed ice arenas with a brief history and photos of each. In St. Shakopee Ice Arena a premier skating facility in the southwest metro with two sheets of ice available for rent. For some in Minnesota, winter means building a backyard hockey rink. 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. West | Saint Paul, MN 55102 | General Information: 651-266-8989, Saint Paul Winter Carnival: January 28 – February 7, 2021. For non-emergency information. Some sheets of ice are framed by scrap wood, others are made from … Or head to Grand Rapids for your choice of four outdoor rinks, including a covered one at the IRA Civic Center. McMurray Field has three rinks used exclusively for broomball. Please use Microsoft Edge. Rink hours and conditions are subject to change without notice. During the summer months, the Roseville Ice Arena is home to the Midwest College and High School Hockey Leagues. Skate year-round at the Waconia Ice Arena in Waconia, MN. How about tips on how to make the most of your time in a specific city? This damages the ice and will delay opening. An Important Ice Arena Health & Safety Upgrade: The Ice Arena air is cleaner than ever. Refrigerated hockey rinks are located at Phalen, North Dale, and Palace recreation centers. Winter schedules are posted at each location. For hockey and figure skating enthusiasts, Braemar Arena features three indoor, regulation-size ice sheets. Northeast Ice Arena Erica Wacker is a Midwesterner through and through, growing up in Illinois, going to college in Wisconsin, and settling down in Minnesota. Ice Skating: The Great Minnesota Pastime. Knopp Valley Ice Rink is an outdoor ice rink. 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. Weather permitting, Burnsville's outdoor ice rinks and warming houses are open from mid-December through mid-February. Bemidji is no stranger to fun on the ice. 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. It's not only the players and teams that make Minnesota's hockey history unique, but also the buildings that housed them. Continue to social distance and consider going to a different rink if one is too busy. Did you know? Marshall Area Hockey Association hosts tournaments during the season for all ages. Visit their website for their schedule, ticket information, and more. Ice Rentals Available We are currently taking ice time reservations for October and November time frames. The towering bluffs of southeast Minnesota make a beautiful backdrop for skating in Winona, a year-round destination for outdoor recreation. Please visit a nearby. The loop has refrigerated ice and if you stay long enough you might just get a chance to see the Zamboni drive by. A friendly game of hockey at WinterSkate in St. Paul / Teresa Boardman. A true Minnesotan community, New Brighton is proud to offer our residents and visitors access to several communal ice skating rinks. People’s Prosperity Guaranteed Income Pilot, Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity. Ice rinks are tentatively open dependent on weather and ice conditions. Experience shows the best rinks are those that benefit from the assistance of community volunteers. Both the cities of Baxter and Brainerd operate and maintain ice rinks that are free and open to the public. All hockey rinks have boards and nets. Even if you feel you can't commit to volunteering, you can still help by shoveling snow when you visit the rinks. 12000 Central Parkway, Maple Grove MN. Many of them offer separate spaces for general skating and recreational uses such as hockey, broomball and pond hockey. Unusually warm temperature has softened the ice, making the rinks unsafe for skating. / Visit Winona. You can’t skate on Lake Superior, but you can get pretty close at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. Volunteers are needed to help with rink flooding and other duties. Minnesota Magicians The Richfield Ice Arena is home to the Minnesota Magicians of the NAHL. We welcome hockey sticks and ice skates in good condition. Thank you for doing your part to make Saint Paul rinks great. The Plymouth Ice Center is city-owned and operated. Please call the numbers listed below to confirm details. 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. We offer complete turnkey services for new and renovated rinks. 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. 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. Rinks will close periodically for maintenance. During the hockey season, there are two sheets of ice. 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. The Bloomington Ice Garden opened in 1970 with one rink. Our maintenance crew and dedicated volunteers work hard to keep the rinks clean, but Minnesota snow can pile up fast. Knopp Valley Ice Rink – 300 Knopp Valley Drive, Winona, MN 55987. For updates on the McMurray broomball rinks, call the weather hotline at 651-558-2118. Every year, the Saint Paul Business Awards honors businesses in the city, in 4 categories. / Singvongsa Photography. After the Bentleyville Festival of Lights wraps up, the park transforms into an ice skating rink in early January. 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. Gilmore Valley Ice Rink is an outdoor ice rink. Warm Weather Policy: In order to prevent extended closures due to damaged ice, rinks will close if meltwater is visible on the surface. Rinks may be reserved for youth and adult programs throughout the winter. Want to know the best spots in Minnesota? So channel your inner Neal Broten or Kristy Yamaguchi and head out to these ice rinks across the state. Indoor Ice Arenas. Warming houses are located at 12 sites (West Buck Hill offers a pleasure rink only). Please call the Ice Center at 952-895-4651 for all cancellations. Use is free. While on the Range, pay a visit to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in Eveleth. 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. We thank you for your patience and cooperation and look forward to seeing you on the ice this winter. Your cooperation in adhering to this guidance is appreciated so we can keep our rinks open and keep each other safe. See below for a rink schedules and tournament dates for individual associations. Kids and adults play pond hockey at Ashley Park in Jackson Rinks will close periodically for maintenance. Further south, Detroit Lakes’ Peoples Park is another skating destination in this region. Skating rink update (1/14/2021): All rinks are open. City of Shakopee | 485 Gorman St., Shakopee, MN 55379 • P: 952-233-9300 Night availability is especially desired. Face coverings are strongly encouraged. With over 200 natural, refrigerated and synthetic ice rinks built, IceTime MN has the experience to meet your needs. No matter if your yard is big or small, owning your very own customized ice rink has never been so easy. Rink hours and conditions are subject to change without notice. When in doubt, call the Weather Hotline at 952-233-9502. No refunds will be given after that time. COVID-19 Ice Rink Impacts (until at least January 4) Warming houses will not be open 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. Central Park Ice Skating Loop, Maple Grove, Lake Alice in Fergus Falls opens for skating with a big party on the ice. The current public health guidance requires a 12 foot distance between skaters who are not part of the same household. *Refunds must be done by 12 p.m. two days prior to the activity date. Outdoor Ice Rinks Opening New Years Eve. We receive a snowfall of more than two inches. For Winter Recreation Facility Closing Information due to weather or events, call the hotline: (651) 675-5511 and select option 3. 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. Minnesota Ice is the industry expert in high-density polyethylene pipe fusion rink floor construction and ice rink refrigeration system design and installation. In St. Rinks will close if the temperature is -10 degrees or colder, or if the windchill is -15 degrees or below. 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. Saint Paul has seven ice rink locations. Tell us more by completing the volunteer form. Minneapolis has outdoor ice rinks at parks citywide. Burnsville has 13 park locations that offer outdoor skating. Outdoor Ice Rinks are set to open New Years Eve, December 31, weather permitting. Outdoor benches will be available for changing skates and taking breaks. 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. Designated hockey rinks may be unavailable for open skating during hockey practices or scheduled open hockey times. Further south in the hockey-loving Iron Range, there are rinks in Biwabik (minutes from the Giants Ridge ski resort), Hibbing and Virginia. You are using an unsupported browser. When it comes to ice skating, few places do it better than the Twin Cities. Call or visit a Recreation Center. Ice Skating Centennial Lakes Park features a 10-acre lake that is groomed daily during the winter for ice skating. Contact the City’s Call Center by sending an email. The Ice Center is utilized for recreational activities, and home games played … Braemar is available for open skating, group rental, adult and youth hockey, figure skating programs, and birthday parties. The Skating Center has three primary areas of operation: Roseville Ice Arena; Guidant John Rose MN OVAL; Banquet Facilities Skip Navigation Share on Facebook 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. 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). Warroad, whose nickname is “Hockeytown USA,” has a free outdoor rink behind its two indoor ice arenas. Designated hockey rinks may be unavailable for open skating during hockey practices or scheduled open hockey times. All of our seasonal rinks are located outside with warming houses in close proximity. Available weekdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 15 Kellogg Blvd. Warming houses will not be available. For more information, please call 651-266-6400 Monday through Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. 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. In the Summer, the Arena Host one expo floor & one sheet of ice. 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. 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. 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