The one outdoor activity that every Minnesotan has to try at least one time is lacing up some skates for a few laps around the ice skating rink.

After a mild start to winter around Minnesota, ice skating rinks around Cannon Falls and Randolph are ready to go. 

So which ice skating rinks are open around the area?

Cannon Falls 

  • Located next to the pool. 

  • There are no set hours or days. The skating is open.

  • The warming houses are closed.

  • Call city hall for more information.


  • The city of Eagan has 21 outdoor ice rinks.

  • Monday-Thursday: 4-8 p.m., Friday: 4-9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

  • Rinks may be reserved for youth and adult programs. 

  • For more information on each ice skating rink, visit the city’s website


  • The city of Farmington has four ice skating rink locations.

  • The maximum number of people allowed in the Rambling River Park warming house is 33. The maximum number of people allowed in the North Creek warming house is six. 

  • To inquire about weather cancellations/closings, call 651-280-6870 or visit this website


  • The city of Hastings has five ice skating rink locations.

  • Most are able to be used for hockey and recreational activities. The Civic Arena is only used for hockey. Lake Isabel Park is only used for recreational skating.

  • The warming houses at Pioneer Park and Lions Park opened on Jan. 20. 

  • Monday-Friday: 4-9 p.m., Saturday: 12-9 p.m., Sunday: 12-8 p.m.

  • For more information on each rink, visit their website.


  • The city of Northfield has six ice skating rinks. 

  • Last year, the city added a skating overal and warming houses at the rodeo grounds.

  • To find where each rink is, visit the city’s website

Red Wing Athletic Field

  • The city of Red Wing has two outdoor ice skating rinks. 

  • One ice skating rink is for hockey, the other is for skating. 

  • The warming house is closed due to the pandemic.

  • For more information, visit the city’s website

Where is your favorite place to skate? Submit your answers to mlambert@orourkemediagroup.com.


Matt Lambert is the editor of The Beacon. Contact him at mlambert@orourkemediagroup.com

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