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Outdoor Skating & Sledding

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The following parks will 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
Ainsworth Park X      
Bass Lake Park            X      
Birchwood Park  X  X  X  X
Browndale Park  X  X  X  X
Center Park    X*    
Fern Hill Park    X    
Jackley Park  X    X  
Nelson Park (see skating schedule)  X  X  X  X
Oak Hill Park  X  X  X  X
Parkview Park  X  X  X  X
Willow Park  X      

*hockey rink with end boards only.

Warming houses 

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.

Browndale and Oak Hill parks will have extended warming houses hours and will be open Feb. 19 – Feb. 28.

Regular hours

Feb. 19 – Feb. 28 (weather permitting)

  • Monday – Thursday: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 4 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon – 7 p.m.

Rentals

View the warming house and outdoor rink rental application.

Warming house rentals

The Birchwood, Browndale, Nelson and Oak Hill park buildings can accommodate groups 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 warming house hours.

Fees:

  • Before/after warming house hours  $50 per hour (resident)/$60 (non-resident)
  • During warming house hours  $20 per hour (resident and non-resident)
Outdoor hockey rink rentals

Outdoor hockey rinks with nets are available to rent at Birchwood, Browndale, Nelson and Oak Hill parks during regular warming house hours. Broomball nets are available only at Nelson Park.

  • Fee: $30 per hour (resident)/$40 (non-resident)

Sledding hills

The following parks have sledding hills:

  • Ainsworth Park
  • Aquila Park
  • Browndale Park*
  • Cedar Manor/Lake Park
  • Dakota Park
  • Keystone Park
  • Louisiana Oaks Park*
  • Minikahda Vista Park
  • Oak Hill Park*
  • Wolfe Park

*Parks that are lighted. The lights will typically turn on around 4:30 p.m. and turn off around 8:45 p.m.

ROC ice arena

The ROC ice area will have open public skating Nov. 9 – March 17 (weather permitting) and open pond hockey from Nov. 10 – March 17. View the ROC page for more information.