Parks and Recreation functions:
Community Services Divisions:
Outdoor skating rinks and warming houses
2014 - 2015 skating season information
Weather line: 952-563-8878, option 3
Dates: December 13, 2014 - February 16, 2015 and extended season. Hours vary based on location and staff availability. Please see the site calendars below for specific hours. Read about rink closures due to inclement weather.
Parks and Recreation is operating 15 outdoor ice skating sites this winter. All outdoor rink skating sites except Logan Playlot, Southglen, Westwood and Running provide a warming house, one general rink, one hockey rink and floodlights. Logan Playlot provides a non-lighted general rink only (no warming house). Southglen provides one lit large general rink with no warming house. Westwood and Running sites provide a warming house, one general rink, two hockey rinks and floodlights. Some sites are supervised by a Parks and Recreation employee during public skating hours.
No hockey or broomball games are allowed on the general skating rinks unless otherwise specified. Injuries and other incidents must be reported to the Warming House Attendant immediately.
Facing off at the rink.
Rinks may be rented. Please call Parks and Recreation at 952-563-8877 for more information.
The Bloomington Ice Garden provides indoor skating programs and opportunities.
Please click on the following links for site specific warming house hours. Warming houses are kept locked except when staff are present. All sites (except Logan) will be lit during evening hours whether or not the warming house is open. Lights at non-staffed sites are turned on daily between 4 and 5 p.m. and off between 8 and 9 p.m. (7 and 8 p.m. on Sundays) Outdoor benches are always available for changing into and out of skates.
NEW! Polar Passport
Visit us at the Parks and Recreation desk at Civic Plaza (1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.) or one of the staffed warming houses to pick up your passport and begin visiting the warming houses across Bloomington to collect your stamps. Participants ages 15 and under can participate in our Polar Passport program by visiting various warming houses and recieving stamps in their passport to win a prize! Compelete rules and directions are available below:
Broomball in Bloomington
Tretbaugh park has two BROOMBALL ONLY rinks. No skating allowed. For information regarding Broomball leagues please click on the following links.
Outdoor ice sheets are created using Bloomington's water trucks. The trucks work much faster than conventional flooding with a high-volume hose. When temperatures fall low enough, City crews work to build an ice sheet, layer by layer, over a period of about 10 days.
Rinks are maintained six days a week, weather permitting. Typical maintenance includes scraping bumps and rough spots from the ice using a tractor-mounted shaver, sweeping to clear the debris, and then spraying fresh water to form a new top layer of ice.
For up-to-date information, call the Weather Line at 952-563-8878, option 3.
We reserve the right to close rinks whenever we feel it is in the best interest and safety of the participants. Rinks will usually follow the schedule listed above, unless:
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