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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 8, 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 6, 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 13 – Oct. 3, 2020

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 $300 refundable damage deposit.

Dates Rental options Resident rates Non-resident rates
Saturday – Sunday,
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Per hour $40 $55
Half day (8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 4 – 10 p.m.) $240 $330
Full day (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.) $480 $660

Open pond hockey

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

Nov. 9 - March 8 days and times
Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. – noon (no hockey Feb. 1 – 2, Feb. 15 – 16) 

Special events and activities

Discoball Ice Skating

Saturday, Dec. 21, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Ice skate as DJ Bob plays the tunes and lights up the ice. The event is for all ages.

  • Fee: Free. Ice skate rentals available for $3 per person.
New Year's Eve at the ROC

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Before you go out for the night, come skate at the ROC with music by DJ Bob and refreshments. The event is for all ages.

  • Fee: Free. Ice skate rentals available for $3 per person.
Wild Practice at the ROC

Thursday, Jan. 2, 11 a.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

The Minnesota Wild will once again host its free, open-to-the-public outdoor practice at the ROC.

The Wild's practice is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as space is limited. Caribou Coffee, the official coffee of the Minnesota Wild, will provide free coffee and hot chocolate to event spectators. The Hockey Lodge, the official team store of the Minnesota Wild, will be on-site with the latest in Wild gear and apparel.

ShamROC Ice Bowling

Saturday, March 14, noon – 9 p.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Have you ever wondered what it's like to bowl on ice? You're in luck! The city is hosting its inaugural ShamROC Ice Bowling extravaganza for those age 18 and older. Bowl four frames for the chance to win fabulous prizes, and stay for food, drinks, music and fun! You can also meet Ryan from the KS95 Morning Show from 2 – 4 p.m. Register your team of four and select your timeslot! Online registration will begin Dec. 6, 2019. Register online.

  • Fee: $50 per team
  • Registration deadline: March 11
Lions Club Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.
ROC, 3700 Monterey Drive

Participants will hunt for candy and special eggs in separate age categories. Each participant will receive a bag to collect their
goodies. Bring your camera for a picture with the Park Bunny! Prizes will be awarded for the coloring contest for ages 8 and
under. Pick up a color sheet at The Rec Center, or download it when you register. Bring your completed masterpiece to the event. Egg hunt will begin promptly at 10:15 a.m. Event is sponsored by the St. Louis Park Lions Club. Register online.

  • Fee: $4 per child; no fee for supervising adult.
  • Registration deadline: April 10 or when full.