Where are the Best Places in the Minneapolis area for Ice Skating?

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 9:19am.

Minneapolis is home to 47 outdoor ice rinks, scattered across the city. In addition, you’ll find indoor arenas across the metro. Today, we concentrate on outdoor skating since this is the season for that.

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Lake of the Isles

Lake of the Isles park is so convenient to many Minneapolis neighborhoods and it’s a great place to skate or get in some hockey practice. Lake of the Isles is one of the few Minneapolis rinks that remains open until March 1, weather permitting. The park is located at 2500 Lake Isles Pkwy in Minneapolis.

Powderhorn Park

We love this park and its rink-with-a-view. There’s also a warming house for when you need a break. Powderhorn Park’s rink is only open until February 15, though, so get a move on! You’ll find it Minneapolis at Bloomington Ave. S and E 35th St.

Rice Park

For a change of pace, get out of our city and into its twin. Rice Park is the home of Wells Fargo Winter Skate. The Landmark Center provides an amazing backdrop so you can imagine yourself swirling around a frozen European lake in 1892. Skate rental is $4 per person but if you show your Wells Fargo credit or debit card they’ll let you use the skates for free. This rink is open until February 7 and it’s located in downtown St. Paul at W. 5th and Market Streets. Get hours and learn more on the website.

Remember to check ice conditions and rink closures before heading out to your favorite frozen body of water. You can do that here, and the status of each is updated daily. Find a list of all of Minneapolis’ outdoor rinks here.

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