Outdoor Ice Rinks/Warming Houses

Warming house season begins Friday, December 22 (weather-permitting).
Lights will be provided at these locations from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
At Taft Park, lights will stay on at the broomball rink on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 10:15 pm.

 Park  Address  Warming House Schedule Pleasure
Hockey Rink  Broomball
Christian 6900 Bloomington Ave Mon & Wed: 4:30-8:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
 X  X  
Donaldson 7434 Humboldt Ave

Tue & Thu: 4:30-8:30 pm
Sun: 12:30-4:30 pm


East Rink

West Rink
Augsburg 7145 Wentworth Ave Fri: 4:30-8:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Fremont 7445 Fremont Ave Not available      
Jefferson 6700 Thomas Ave Not available      
Madison 6244 Knox Ave Not available      

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


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.

Warming Houses will 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.

Outdoor Rink Map with Names