ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center)

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ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center)

3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
*located on The Rec Center campus

The ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center) is a multi-use outdoor recreational facility located on the campus of The Rec Center.

The facility is used as a covered ice rink in the winter months for hockey, open public skating, broomball and other special skating events. In the spring, it can be converted to a covered, turfed field for baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse, as well as special events such as the annual spring egg hunt. During the summer, a dry, concrete floor provides space for the Children First Ice Cream Social and a variety of other special events from weddings to movies in the park, to graduation parties.

Facility rental information

The ROC's has three different rental opportunities depending on the time of year - turf rental, dry floor rental and ice arena rental. The facility rental space measures 200 feet by 85 feet and includes bleacher seating for 450. Call 952.924.2540 to reserve your event.

If you are interested in renting the ROC, complete and return ROC facility reservation form.

Ice arena rental, Oct. 14 – March 12, 2020 (weather permitting)

Rent the outdoor ice arena for birthday parties, celebrations and company or school events. Up to 15 rental skates are included with private ice rental.

Dates Resident rates Non-resident rates
Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. $145 per hour $150 per hour
Turf rental, March 23 – May 8, 2020

The outdoor facility will have turf, which is great for soccer, football or other activities.

Dates Resident rates Non-resident rates
Sunday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. $40 per hour $55 per hour
Dry floor rental, May 15 – Oct. 12, 2019

Plan your wedding or next event at the ROC. The outdoor facility accommodates up to 700 people for wedding receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties, company events, birthday parties and large-scale gatherings. The facility rental includes a public announcement (PA) system. There is a $60 food and beverage fee for events over 100 people, and a $150 refundable damage deposit. Tax is included in the rental rates below.

Dates Rental options Resident rates Non-resident rates
Saturday – Sunday,
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Per hour $32.26 $48.39
Half day (8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 4 – 10 p.m.) $193.56 $290.32
Full day (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.) $387.09 $580.64

Special events and activities

Family movie nights

Join us for these fun, family movies from the past! Free popcorn and limited concessions available. The movie nights are free and for all ages!

  • Sept. 26, 7 p.m. — Wonder
  • Oct. 3, 7 p.m. — Incredibles 2

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 – 8 p.m.

Rock and polka away under the ROC in a Bavarian-themed setting. Live music, food trucks, beverages, beer, games and challenges for all ages! Event mugs are available for $10.

  • Fee: $5 per person at the gate, ages 5 and under are free.
Skate school showcase and open house

Sunday, Oct. 13, 6:15 – 8 p.m.

Learn more about the St. Louis Park Skate School program and enjoy an exhibition by local skaters followed by open skating. The event is for all ages.

  • Fee: Free
Open pond hockey

Open pond hockey will be held at the Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) Oct. 26, 2019 - March 8, 2020

Oct. 26 - March 8 days and times
Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. - noon (no skating Nov. 2 and 3)