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.
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)
|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
|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.