Outdoor Ice Rinks
2020 UPDATE: The City of Richfield is planning to flood all outdoor skating rinks as soon as there is consistent cold weather to make ice (often, this is in late December). Warming houses will be closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we will have benches for skaters to use to put on skates. COVID-19 mitigation guidelines will be posted at all rinks to be followed.Richfield maintains several outdoor rinks with two warming house locations open on alternating days. The warming houses are scheduled to open the first Saturday of ISD 280 winter break and conclude in mid to late February, weather permitting. Call the ice rink hotline at 612-861-9189, ext #2 for up-to-date warming house and outdoor ice information.
For up-to-date rink and skating information, please 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 WILL NOT BE OPEN IN 2021)
|School Out Days (ISD 280)||10:00am-8:30pm|
|Dec. 24, 31, Jan. 1||10:00am-4:00pm|
|Super Bowl Sunday||1:00-4:00pm|
SKATING SITES AND FEATURES
Lights will be provided at these locations until 9:00 p.m.
|Park||Address||Warming House Schedule||Pleasure Rink||Hockey Rink|
|Christian||6900 Bloomington Ave||Not available||X||X|
|Donaldson||7434 Humboldt Ave||Not available||X||X (2)|
|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|
|Roosevelt||7644 4th Ave||Not available||X||X|
|Taft||6121 Bloomington Ave||Not available||X||X|
HOCKEY/BROOMBALL (NOTE: OUTDOOR ICE IS NOT BEING RENTED IN 2021. PLEASE CALL THE ICE ARENA FOR INDOOR ICE RENTAL INFORMATION AT 612-861-9350)
Hockey and broomball are not allowed on pleasure rinks. All boarded rinks are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about reserving a rink for hockey or broomball, please call 612-861-9385
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.