Outdoor ice rinks

Outdoor ice rinks/warming houses update

(Updated January 21, 2015) The warmer weather is unfortunately resulting in poor skating conditions on outdoor ice rinks. Because the warm weather is expected to continue, ice won't be maintained and new ice won't be made. We encourage you to enjoy boot hockey instead as a way to get outside and enjoy winter.

Please watch this page for more information or call 952.939.8355 (press 4) for updates.

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: 952.939.8355 (press 4).

Locations

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.

Hours

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/19), President’s Day (2/16) Hours
12–9 p.m.

Rink hours are listed below:

Ice Rink Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
Boulder Creek 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–5 p.m.
Covington 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–5 p.m.
Gatewood 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–5 p.m.
Glen Lake 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–9 p.m.
Gro Tonka 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–9 p.m.
McKenzie 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–9 p.m.
Meadow 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–9 p.m.
Spring Hill 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. 12–5 p.m.

Hopkins rink hours vary—please see the table below for a complete listing of hours.

Ice Rink Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
Burnes 12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed closed 12–5 p.m.
Central 12–5 p.m. ** 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. ** 12–5 p.m.
Harley 12–5 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed 12–5 p.m.
Inter-
lachen
12–5 p.m. 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. 12–5 p.m.
Oakes 12–5 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed 12–5 p.m.
Valley 12–5 p.m. * closed 4:30–9 p.m. closed 4:30–9 p.m. * closed 12–5 p.m.

* Due to adult broomball, only the general skating rink is available for public use at Valley Park on Sundays and Thursdays, from 6–9 p.m.

** Only the general skating rink is available for public use at Central Park on Fridays and Sundays at variable times. Schedule will be posted at Central.

Reservations

The Hopkins and Minnetonka Youth Hockey associations and adult broomball leagues have reserved various hockey rinks for organized practices Monday through Thursday after 6 p.m. A schedule is posted at each rink.