skate downtown

join us in loring park

Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate offers you a chance to skate under the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Join us for one of Minnesota’s favorite winter activities. The skating rink will be open once again during the 2017-18 Winter season.

Skating on the rink is free, and complimentary skates are available during warming house hours on a first-come, first-served basis. Sizes and quantities vary.

hours of operation

daily hours of operation

2016 Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy Hours were:

Monday-Friday: 3-9 pm

Saturday: 9 am-9 pm

Sunday: 10 am-6 pm


special holiday hours

2016 Minneapolis WinterSkate special hours:

November 23: 1:30 pm-9 pm

Thanksgiving: Closed

December 24: 12 pm – 4 pm

December 25: Rink Closed

December 31-January 1: 12 pm-6 pm

early school release dates

2016 Minneapolis WinterSkate hours on Minneapolis School Release Days: 12 pm-9 pm


December 19-January 2

January 16, January 27 & January 30

February 17 & February 20

free programming throughout the winter

·        We’re excited for many different free activities and programs at this year’s WinterSkate. Stay tuned for a full schedule!

share your experience with us

Skaters at the Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate are encouraged to participate in an ongoing Instagram campaign throughout the winter. While you’re there, take a photo with the Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate frame (at left) and post on your social media account using the hashtag #MplsWinterSkate.

our ceremonial opening

Thanks to WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen and BUZ’N 102.9 FM’s Paul Koffy along with members of the local hockey and figure skating community for being part of our 2016 ceremonial opening last year! Those on hand met Miracle on Ice Gold Medalist, former NHL Star  and Warroad-native Dave Christian while skating with local high school and local youth hockey players and figure skaters.

Wells Fargo provided complimentary hot cocoa and Stagecoach rides through Loring Park as part of the grand opening, and the Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy was open for use.

Be sure to check back soon to learn about the 2017 ceremonial opening!

Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate

join us in loring park

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsors

Thank You To Our Partners

Thank You To Our Warming House Sponsor

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