Skating Rinks

All Golden Valley skating rinks are closed for the season.

Locations

(H = hockey rink, W = supervised warming shelter, GS = general skating rink, S = secondary skating area)

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Park Address Amenities
Gearty 3101 Regent Ave N H GS W
Hampshire 1601 Louisiana H GS W
Lakeview 1521 Hillsboro Ave N   GS W
Lions 151 Louisiana Ave N H GS W
Medley 2331 Ensign Ave N H GS W
Scheid 1856 Toledo Ave N H GS W
Wesley 8305 Wesley H GS W
North Tyrol 900 Westwood Dr S    S  
South Tyrol 1510 Kaltern Lane   S  
Yosemite 351 Yosemite Ave N        S  

2013/2014 Rink Schedule (weather permitting)

All Golden Valley skating rinks are closed for the season.

Regular Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 4 - 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Sunday: 1 - 9 pm

Special Hours

  • Christmas Eve: noon - 4 pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Winter Break (Monday, December 23 - Friday, December 27, December 30 - Friday, January 3) 12 - 9 pm
  • New Year’s Eve: noon - 7 pm (Scheid Park Only–12 - 10 pm)
  • New Year's Day: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day: 10 am - 9 pm
  • Presidents Day: 10 am - 9 pm

photo of Scheid Park in winter

Skating rink, hockey rink, and sledding hill at Scheid Park

Weather closings

During extreme cold or warm weather, rinks and shelter buildings may be closed. Under these conditions, please check to see if the rink is closed before dropping your children off. Call 763-512-2350 to hear a recording about rink closings. In addition, "closed" signs will be posted on the park shelter doors.

When will the skating rinks open for the season?

Golden Valley crews try to get ice conditions ready by mid-December so skating can begin before winter school break. Even in Minnesota, however, conditions are not always ideal for building and maintaining outdoor ice rinks. Temperatures need to remain around zero to -10 F for a week or so to produce enough ice to skate on. Ideally, the crew needs three or four inches of frozen ground to start making ice. The goal is to establish a six-inch base, which will help rinks survive most warm snaps without closing down.

Maintenance

Rinks are cleaned and resurfaced Monday through Friday and cleaned on Saturday mornings, depending on weather conditions. Double-bladed shovels are available at each shelter building and may be checked out with the building attendant.

If you have concerns or questions about ice conditions or rink maintenance, call Park Maintenance at 763-593-8045.