Outdoor Ice Rinks



2021-2022 UPDATE (1/3/21): The City of Richfield has now flooded all rinks and they are now open for public use and skating. Warming houses will be closed due to
Covid-19 restrictions, but we will have benches for skaters to use to put on skates. 

WEATHER HOTLINE

For up-to-date rink and skating information, please visit this webpage or call the Weather and Cancellation Hotline at 612-861-9189, ext. #2.  Sites may be closed if:

  • The air temperature is -10F or colder
  • The wind chill index is -20F or colder
  • Warm temperatures softening ice, making them unsafe for skating
  • Snowfalls of more than 2" may delay cleaning the rinks and opening the warming house.

WARMING HOUSE HOURS (NOTE: WARMING HOUSES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR 2022)

Regular Hours     
Monday-Friday     
Saturdays     
Sundays

4:00-8:30pm
10:00am-6pm
1:00-6:00pm
Dec. 25, Jan. 1 Closed

SKATING SITES AND FEATURES

Lights will be provided at these locations until 9:30 p.m.

 Park  Address  Warming House Schedule Pleasure Rink Hockey Rink  Broomball
Rink
 Christian  6900 Bloomington Ave  Not available  X  X  
 Donaldson  7434 Humboldt Ave Not available  X  East Rink West Rink
 Augsburg  7145 Wentworth Ave  Not available  X  X  
 Fremont  7445 Fremont Ave  Not available  X    
 Jefferson  6700 Thomas Ave  Not available  X    
 Madison  6244 Knox Ave  Not available  X    
 Taft  6121 Bloomington Ave  Not available  X    X
No Name Park  68th St. and Oliver Ave  Not available  X    


Hockey and broomball are not allowed on pleasure rinks.    For information about reserving a rink for hockey or broomball, please call 612-861-9396

MAKING AND MAINTAINING ICE

Outdoor ice sheets are created using Richfield's water trucks.  The trucks work much faster than conventional flooding with high-volume hose.  When temperatures fall low enough, City crews work to build an ice sheet, layer by layer, over a period of approximately ten days. 

Rinks are maintained Monday-Friday, excluding holidays and weather permitting.  Typical maintenance includes sweeping debris and spraying fresh water to form a new top layer of ice.