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-March 1st, 2020 (weather and ice permitting)

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. Bryn Mawr is the only location that does not offer loaner skates.

Warming Room Hours for Parks and Lakes (all except Lake Nokomis, Lake of the Isles and Loring)
Monday–Friday, 3 pm–9 pm
Saturday, 10 am–9 pm
Sunday, noon–6 pm
In the event of inclement weather (such as heavy snowfall) the warming rooms will be 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
    Daily: 7:00am – 10:00pm


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