Skating Rinks

2022-23 Season

Golden Valley rinks are expected to open Dec 22, 10 am, if the weather cooperates.

Join the City of Golden Valley at the 2022-23 Skating Rink Season Kick-Off Dec 22, 10–11 am, at Lions Park (weather permitting). Attendees will enjoy treats and a morning of ice skating.

Regular Hours

Mon-Fri 4-9 pm
Sat 10 am–9 pm
Sun (Wesley, Scheid, Lions) 1–9 pm
Sun (Hampshire, Medley, Gearty) 10 am–6 pm

Special Hours

Sun–Thur, Dec 26–30 10 am–9 pm
Fri, Dec 31 | New Year's Eve 10 am–4 pm
Sat & Sun, Jan 1 & 2 10 am–9 pm
Mon, Jan 17 | MLK Day 10 am–9 pm
Sun, Feb 13 | Super Bowl 10 am–4 pm
Mon, Feb 21 | Presidents' Day 10 am–9 pm

Locations & Amenities

Park Location Hockey Rink Warming House General Skating Rink
Gearty 3101 Regent Ave N Yes Yes Yes
Hampshire 1601 Louisiana Yes Yes Yes
Lions 151 Louisiana Ave N Yes Yes Yes
Medley 2331 Ensign Ave N Yes Yes Yes
Scheid 1856 Toledo Ave N Yes Yes Yes
Wesley 8305 Wesley Yes Yes Yes
North Tyrol 900 Westwood Dr S No No Yes
South Tyrol 1510 Kaltern Ln No No Yes
Yosemite 351 Yosemite Ave N No No Yes
Stockman 3300 Major Ave N No No Yes

Locations

View all skating rink schedules on one calendar or a map of all skating rink locations (PDF).

Conditions for Skating Rinks Open for the Season

Golden Valley crews try to get ice conditions ready by mid-December so skating can begin before the school's winter break. Even in Minnesota, however, conditions are not always ideal for building and maintaining outdoor ice rinks. Temperatures need to remain around zero to negative 10 degrees Fahrenheit 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.

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

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Athletic Facility Rental Application

View the Athletic Facility Rental Application (PDF).