Outdoor ice rinks

Outdoor skating rinks open December 20, 2014

Outdoor ice rink flooding is scheduled to start around the second week of December, weather permitting. Outdoor rinks and warming houses will open Saturday, December 20, assuming temperatures and conditions cooperate.

Cold Weather Policy

The guideline used by recreation services to determine whether or not to keep warming houses open is if the wind chill is minus 15 degrees or the air temperature is minus 10 degrees. We also consider the amount of snow and whether or not staff can maintain the ice. Please call the weather hotline for the most updated information: 952.933.8355 (press 4).


Skating rinks with warming houses are located at eight Minnetonka locations and six Hopkins park locations. Warming houses and rinks are located in Minnetonka at Boulder Creek, Covington, Gro Tonka, McKenzie, Meadow and Spring Hill parks and at Gatewood and Glen Lake schools. Hopkins warming houses and rinks are located at Burnes, Central, Harley Hopkins, Interlachen, Oakes and Valley parks. Visit the Parks page for street addresses.