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|
|Fern Hill Park||X|
|Nelson Park (see skating schedule)||X||X||X||X|
|Oak Hill Park||X||X||X||X|
*hockey rink with end boards only.
Warming houses are closed for the season.
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.
Warming house rentals
When the warming houses are open for the winter season, 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.
- 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 at Nelson Park only. Contact The Rec Center at 952.924.2540 for more information. If you are interested in renting a outdoor rink, complete the winter outdoor facility rental application.
- Fee: $30 per hour (resident) / $40 (non-resident)
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.