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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. 

Ice arena rental, Oct. 29 – March 19 (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. $150.54 per hour (tax included) $155.91 per hour (tax included)
Turf rental, March 23 – May 8

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. $32.26 per hour (tax included) $48.39 per hour (tax included)
Dry floor rental, May 12 – Oct. 12

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. 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

ROC ice arena skating

Open public skating 

Outdoor public skating will be available at the ROC from Nov. 9  March 17, weather permitting.

DAYS AND TIMES
Friday 5:30 7 p.m. (no skating Dec. 21, Dec. 28, Jan. 25, Feb. 1)
Saturday 12:15 1:45 p.m. (no skating Dec. 29, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 16)
Sunday 12:15 1:45 p.m. (no skating Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 17)
Fees:
  • Youth and seniors – $3.50
  • Adults – $4
  • 10-pass punch cards – $30 youth and senior/$35 adults
  • Skate rentals – $3
  • Skate sharpening – $5 
Open pond hockey

Open pond hockey at the ROC is free and available for all ages from Nov. 10  March 17.

DAYS AND TIMES
Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m. noon (no hockey Dec. 29, Jan. 26 27, Feb. 2  3, Feb. 16  17)

Special events and activities

Disco ball ice skating

Saturday, Dec. 22, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Ice skate as DJ Bob plays tunes and lights up the ice.

  • Fee: Free, $3 skate rental
New Year's Eve at the ROC

Monday, Dec. 31, 3:15 – 6 p.m.

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

  • Fee: Free, $3 skate rental
Lions Club Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20

More information to come!