This blog was originally published 12/17, updated 12/18 for accuracy
Welcome the winter season by enjoying a fun day of ice skating and sledding. Richfield has a multitude of beautiful parks and places where you can take your friends and family to ski and sled!
Where to Go Ice Skating
Rinks will ideally be open around the end of December. Start dates are subject to change and are at mercy of the weather. Please contact the rink directly to confirm open dates.
|Park||Address||Warming House Schedule||Pleasure Rink*||Hockey Rink|
6900 Bloomington Ave
|T, TH, Sat||X||X|
7434 Humboldt Ave
|M, W, F, Sun||X||X (2)|
7145 Wentworth Ave
7445 Fremont Ave
6700 Thomas Ave
6244 Knox Ave
7644 4th Ave
6300 18th Avenue
*Hockey and broomball are not allowed on pleasure rinks. For information about reserving rinks for hockey or broomball, please call 612-861-9396
Additional Ice Skating Rink Information
Lights will be provided at the locations above until 9:00pm. Hockey and broomball are not allowed on pleasure rinks. For information about reserving rinks for hockey or broomball, please call 612-861-9396.
Warming House Hours
Warming houses will be open the first Saturday of winter break until mid to late February, weather permitting. If the weather stays cold and ice quality remains good, the season may be extended. Check the weather line at 612-861-9189, option #2 for up-to-date skating information. Contact the Richfield Parks and Recreation Department for warming house availability and park information
- Warming houses are kept locked except when staff is present
- Warming houses are closed Dec 25
|Monday-Friday||4:00 – 8:30pm|
|School Out Days (ISD 280)||10:00am-8:30pm|
|Dec. 24, 31, Jan.1||10:00am-4:00pm|
|Super Bowl Sunday||1:00-4:00pm|
Inclement Weather Procedure
Richfield Recreation encourages you to call the Weather and Cancellation Hotline at 612-861-9189, ext. #2 for up-to-date rink and program cancellations. We reserve the right to close rinks whenever we feel it is in the best interest and safety of the participants. Sites may be closed and programs cancelled if any of the following weather and ice conditions occur:
- The air temperature is -10F or colder, as per the National Weather Service
- The wind chill index is -20F or colder, as per the National Weather Service
- Warm temperatures softening ice, making them unsafe for skating
- If there is a snowfall of more than 2″, this could delay cleaning the rinks and opening the warming house
Where to Go Sledding
Richfield has several free parks that are perfect for sledding.
Adams Hill Park – 7200 Washburn Avenue South
Augsburg Park – 7145 Wentworth Avenue South
Christian Park – 6900 Bloomington Avenue South
Monroe Park – 6710 Irving Avenue South
Download the Richfield Park List & Map for a full guide of Richfield parks.
Stay safe and have fun! For more winter activities, check out our itineraries for ideas.
Richfield, Minnesota is your gateway to the Twin Cities. Stay in our hotels near MSP Airport and hotels near Mall of America. Richfield is only minutes away from everything Minneapolis and St. Paul have to offer.