Best Spots to Go Ice Skating in Minneapolis

What better way to get out and about this winter than finding the perfect place to lace up some skates and test the waters... on ice! No matter your skill level, there's a pond, lake or body of frozen water for you in Minneapolis.

Outdoor Ice Rinks

Minneapolis Parks and Lakes

*Ice Safety: For guidelines and safety information regarding lake ice thickness, visit Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Outdoor Ice Rink Season for Parks and Lakes
As soon as ice conditions allow-February 25th, 2019 (few rinks open until March 1st, 2019)

All outdoor ice rink locations have a warming room and offer free loaner skates available on a first come, first served basis. Sizes and quantities vary by location.

Outdoor Ice Rink Hours for Parks and Lakes (all except Lake of the Isles and Loring)
Monday–Friday, 3 pm–9 pm
Saturday, 10 am–9 pm
Sunday, noon–6 pm
Double check to see if rinks are open or closed

Wells Fargo WinterSkate Minneapolis

  • Loring Park (includes events such as Holidazzle, skating lessons and movie skate nights)

Mall of America


Indoor Ice Rinks

  • Parade Ice Gardenopen hockey, public skating
    Offers locker room, off-street parking, spectator seating and concessions
    Open September 1st – May 31st
    Daily: 7 am – 11 pm


Find An Ice Rink Near You