Rinks closed for the season. Look here for updates or call the activity cancellation line at 763-512-2350.
(H = hockey rink, W = supervised warming shelter, GS = general skating rink, S = secondary skating area)
|Gearty||3101 Regent Ave N||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|
|North Tyrol||900 Westwood Dr S||S|
|South Tyrol||1510 Kaltern Lane||S|
|Yosemite||351 Yosemite Ave N||S|
2012/2013 Rink Schedule (weather permitting)
Rinks closed for the season on Feb. 18.
- Monday - Friday: 4 - 9 pm
- Saturday: 10 am - 9 pm
- Sunday: 1 - 9 pm
- Christmas Eve: noon - 4 pm
- Christmas Day: Closed
- Winter Break (Wednesday, Dec 26 - Friday, December 28; Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4): 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
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.
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.