2016 Minneapolis Winterskate Guide

We're thrilled to be partnering with the Minneapolis Downtown Council to provide this guide for families. Minneapolis Winterskate is the ultimate skating experience for the whole family that you can enjoy all winter long!

Winter is officially upon us and what better way to get out & enjoy it than to go ice skating? Wells Fargo Minneapolis Winterskate is the ultimate place to take your family skating this winter! With free family friendly events, complimentary skate rental, a warming house, and more, it’s sure to be a place where you can make some great memories this winter. We have all the info you need to navigate Winterskate here!

2016 Minneapolis Winterskate Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

General Information

  • Cost: Skating is completely FREE! 
  • Hours: Winterskate is open NOW through the entire winter season! 
  • Location: The ice rink is located in Loring Park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis). 
  • Skate Rental: Complimentary skates are available during warming house hours. These are on a first come, first served basis. Sizes and quantities vary, so bring your own skates if you have them!

Warming House Hours: The warming house is open Monday-Friday: 3pm-9pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, and Sunday: 10am-6pm. **Minneapolis WinterSkate special hours: December 24: 12 pm – 4 pm; December 25: Rink Closed; December 31-January 1: 12 pm-6 pm. **Minneapolis WinterSkate hours on Minneapolis School Release Days: December 19-January 2, January 16, January 27, January 30, February 17 and February 20: 12 pm-9 pm

2016 Minneapolis Winterskate Guide | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Activities & Events

Winterskate has TONS of free activities the whole family can enjoy! These events will happen all winter long. Events include:

  • Music & Light Nights: (features popular tunes and fun lighting)  
    • 13: Animated Movie Scores
    • 20: Rockin Country/Military Appreciation Night
    • 27: Today’s Top Music Hits
  • Every Wednesday in February: After School Skate 
    • Free skating lessons for all ages and exhibitions with the Figure Skating Club of Minneapolis
  • Movie Skates:
    • 21: The Mighty Ducks

*More events will be added over the next couple months, so check back here for the most up-to-date information!

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