The following parks will have their rinks maintained as cold weather allows: Birchwood, Browndale, Oak Hill and Nelson. All other rinks will not be maintained.
The following parks have outdoor rinks available for skating. The figure skating rinks are rinks with no boards, while the hockey rinks have boards on all sides (unless otherwise indicated). If there are parks with both rinks, two separate rinks will be available for skating.
The rink lights will typically turn on around 4:30 p.m. and turn off around 8:45 p.m.
|Park||Figure Skating Rink||Hockey Rink||Lighted Rinks||Warming House|
|Bass Lake Park||X|
|Center Park||X *|
|Fern Hill Park||X|
|Oak Hill Park||X||X||X||X|
*hockey rink with end boards only.
Warming houses close when temperatures fall below -5 degrees and/or the wind chill is -15 degrees or lower. Call the weather line at 952.924.2567 for updates. Hot cocoa is sold for $2 at these sites.
The warming houses are now closed for the season. The skating rinks are still open.
Nelson Park Open Skating Schedule
Below are the days and times when Nelson Park's west rink will be open for general skating (no sticks/goals allowed).
Regular hours: Dec. 22 - 23 and Jan. 6 - Feb. 25
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 4-6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Friday: 4 - 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Sunday: Noon - 2 p.m.
Hockey Rink and Warming House Rentals
Outdoor Hockey Rink Rentals
Outdoor hockey rinks with nets are available for private rental at Birchwood, Browndale, Nelson and Oak Hill Parks during regular warming house hours. Broomball nets are available only at Nelson Park.
- Residents: $30 per hour
- Non-resident: $40 per hour
Warming House Rentals
The Birchwood, Browndale, Nelson and Oak Hill Park buildings can accommodate groups of up to 25 and are available to rent before, during and after regular warming house hours. Tables and chairs can be set up for rentals in a designated area of the warming house. The general public may still access the building during this time.
- Before/after warming house hours: $50 per hour for residents, $60 per hour for non-residents
- During warming house hours: $20 per hour for residents and non-residents
If you are interested in renting a warming house, please complete and turn in the Warming House Reservation Application.
The following parks have sledding hills:
*Parks that are lighted. The lights will typically turn on around 4:30 p.m. and turn off around 8:45 p.m.