January 15, 2021

Give Me The Mike

Exploring Minnesota and Beyond.

Ice skating rinks open around the Twin Cities

Outdoor skating rinks are open in communities around the Twin Cities. Get updated guidelines surrounding COVID-19.

If you’re looking to get active outside this winter, here’s a list of ice rinks open to the public around the Twin Cities, with updated information due to COVID-19.

If your city is not listed on here, please let me know. Some communities were not included because they do not have updated information for 2021.

Some of the more popular rinks are highlighted below. Comment at the bottom of this page with your favorite ice rinks!


Ice skating rinks open around the Twin Cities

Andover

The city of Andover has 7 outdoor skating rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed
  • Lights are on timers from 4:30 – 9:00 pm

Anoka

As of January 3, the city of Anoka’s website states their rinks are not ready for skating.

Blaine

The city of Blaine has 11 outdoor skating rinks.

  • As of January 3, not all rinks were open, although their interactive map says all will be open by January 10
  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed
  • Not all rinks are lit

Bloomington

The city of Bloomington has 9 outdoor skating rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed
  • Lights are typically turned on between 4:00 – 5:00 pm and off between 8:00 – 9:00 pm (between 7:00 – 8:00 pm on Sunday)
  • Skate the Star at Mall of America is not happening this winter

Burnsville

The city of Burnsville has 13 outdoor skating rinks.

  • Lights at some locations are turned on by a push button
  • Warming houses are closed through at least January 11

Coon Rapids

The city of Coon Rapids has 4 outdoor skating rinks and 5 hockey rinks.

Cottage Grove

The city of Cottage Grove has 8 outdoor skating rinks, although 1 is for hockey association use only.

Eagan

The city of Eagan has 21 outdoor skating rinks, including 10 pleasure rinks.

  • Due to COVID-19, rinks are limited to 15 people from no more than 3 households
  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Eden Prairie

The city of Eden Prairie has 9 skating rinks.

Staring Lake Park
14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie

  • Free skate rental is available at Staring Lake Park rink
  • All rinks are lit from 4:00 – 8:00 pm with an attendant on duty
  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Edina

The city of Edina has 14 skating rinks, including 2 pop up rinks.

Centennial Lakes Park
7499 France Avenue, Edina

  • 10-acre lake groomed for ice skating
  • Open 12:00 – 9:30 pm Sunday – Friday and 10:00 am – 9:30 pm Saturday
  • No skate rental is available
  • The warming house is closed

Fridley

The city of Fridley has 10 outdoor skating rinks and 5 hockey rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Golden Valley

The city of Golden Valley has 10 skating rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed
  • Portable toilets are available on site

Hopkins

The city of Hopkins has 6 outdoor skating rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Inver Grove Heights

The city of Inver Grove Heights has 9 outdoor skating rinks, including 5 pleasure rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Maplewood

The city of Maplewood has 13 outdoor skating rinks.

Maple Grove

Central Park Ice Skating Loop
Central Park of Maple Grove
12000 Central Parkway, Maple Grove

  • The loop is 810 feet long and 20 feet wide and is designed for recreational ice skating
  • Reservations are not required from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday
  • Reservations are required from 4:00 – 9:00 pm Monday – Friday and 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday – Sunday and holidays
  • The warming house is closed
  • You are able to rent skates during reservation times only ($6/pair) 

Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis has 39 skating rinks and 8 warming houses.

Minnetonka

The city of Minnetonka has 8 outdoor skating rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

New Brighton

As of January 3, the city of New Brighton’s website states their rinks are not ready for skating.

New Hope

The city of New Hope has 3 outdoor skating rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed
  • Rinks are lit from 4:30 – 9:00 pm 

Oakdale

The city of Oakdale has 3 outdoor skating rinks and 1 hockey rink.

Richard Walton Park Pleasure Rink
1584 Hadley Avenue, Oakdale

  • Free hot chocolate and complimentary ice scooters available at the Walton Pleasure Rink
  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed until at least January 31, 2021

Plymouth

The city of Plymouth has 7 outdoor skating rinks.

  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed
  • Rinks are lit from sunset – 10:00 pm

Roseville

Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval
2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville

  • You must purchase a ticket in advance to attend
  • Skate rental is available
  • Masks required to enter facility for skate rental or to use restrooms

Saint Anthony Village

The city of Saint Anthony Village has 3 skating rinks.

  • Rinks close at 8:30 pm
  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Saint Louis Park

The city of Saint Louis Park has 9 skating rinks with an additional 2 for hockey.

Nelson Park
2500 Georgia Avenue, Saint Louis Park

  • The rink at Nelson Park has dedicated times where no hockey sticks or goals are allowed
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Friday: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Saint Paul

The city of Saint Paul has 7 outdoor skating rinks.

  • WinterSkate (typically at Landmark Center or CHS Field) is not happening this winter

Shoreview

The city of Shoreview has 7 outdoor skating rinks.

  • They are planning to open warming houses on January 11 if COVID-19 restrictions ease

Vadnais Heights

The city of Vadnais Heights has 2 outdoor skating rinks and 2 hockey rinks.

West Saint Paul

The city of West Saint Paul has 6 outdoor pleasure rinks.

  • Rinks are lit from 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Warming houses at all rinks are closed

Woodbury

The city of Woodbury has outdoor skating at 5 locations. As of January 3, the city of Woodbury’s website states not all their rinks are ready for skating

HealthEast Sports Center Outdoor Rink
4125 Radio Drive, Woodbury

  • Full-size refrigerated rink
  • Hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed
  • Portable bathrooms are available