2020 Minneapolis WinterSkate Guide

We're thrilled to be partnering with the mpls downtown council to provide this guide for families. Minneapolis WinterSkate is the ultimate skating experience for the whole family that you can enjoy all winter long!

Winter is officially upon us and what better way to get out & enjoy it than to go ice skating? Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate is back in Loring Park this winter and is the ultimate place to take your family skating! This outdoor rink is completely refrigerated, meaning you can enjoy skating under the skyline in the heart of the city whether it’s 0 or 50 degrees! With free family friendly events, complimentary skate rental, a warming house, and more, it’s sure to be a place where you can make some great memories this winter. We have all the info you need to navigate WinterSkate here!

Minneapolis WinterSkate Guide 2020

Cost: Skating is completely FREE!

Hours: WinterSkate is open daily now through March 1!

Location: The ice rink is located in Loring Park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis).

Skate Rental: Complimentary skates are available during warming house hours. These are on a first come, first served basis. Sizes and quantities vary, so bring your own skates if you have them!

Warming House Hours: The warming house is open Monday-Friday: 3pm-9pm, Saturday: 9am-9pm, and Sunday: 10am-6pm.

***Mpls WinterSkate will be open 12-9 pm on Minneapolis Public School release dates: Jan. 17 & 20, Feb. 17-18

Post on social media and you could win big!

Share your experiences at the Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate and you could win Minnesota Wild tickets sponsored by Wells Fargo!  Tag your photos or videos using “@wellsfargo #mplswinterskate” for a chance to win a pair of tickets to sit in the Wells Fargo center-ice suite during the Minnesota Wild’s matchup with the Buffalo Sabres on March 28, 2020. Winners will be chosen to receive two tickets each throughout the winter. Winners are randomly selected by the mpls downtown council.

Minneapolis WinterSkate Guide 2020

The Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate will have free programming taking place throughout the winter. Come down and skate on your own, or enjoy a great collection of activities through March! Here are a few of the types of programming you’ll enjoy:

Take FREE skating lessons each Saturday in January & February

The Figure Skating Club of Mpls will be hosting free skating lessons each Saturday at 3 pm in January and February. Join us in Loring Park on Jan. 18 & 25 and Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29!

Test your endurance + win big at Fitness Skates

Each Tuesday in January and February, Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate will host fitness skates! Fitness Skates will include music each week, and anyone who participants and has never visited CorePower Yoga before will receive a one week free pass to CorePower Yoga. Plus, anyone who skates can register for a grand prize drawing of one month of free CorePower Yoga.

Movie skate nights

We welcome you to skate and enjoy a outdoor movie nights, including “The Mighty Ducks”—which was filmed right here in downtown mpls.

  • Friday, January 17: “The Mighty Ducks” | 6-8 pm
  • Friday, February 28: “The Princess & the Frog” | 6-8 pm

Special community skate days

Enjoy special skating activities on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday, January 20) and President’s Day (Monday, February 17) including music and hot cider on MLK Day and skating lessons and hot cider on President’s Day.

Freshly sharpened skates

The Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate’s complimentary skates in the Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy are freshly sharpened. Bring your own, or use a pair while you’re here and enjoy your time on the ice.

Full Schedule:

Tuesday, January 14: Fitness Skate | 5-9 pm

Friday, January 17: Pre-movie party | 4-6 pm + “The Mighty Ducks” movie night | 6-8 pm

Saturday, January 18: Skating Lessons with Figures Skating Club of Mpls | 3-4 pm

Monday, January 20: Community Skate with music and hot cider | 12-3 pm

Tuesday, January 21: Fitness Skate | 5-9 pm

Saturday, January 25: Skating Lessons with Figures Skating Club of Mpls | 3-4 pm + Drag Queen Skate | 6-9 pm

Tuesday, January 28: Fitness Skate | 5-9 pm

Saturday, February 1: Skating Lessons with Figures Skating Club of Mpls | 3-4 pm

Tuesday, February 4: Fitness Skate | 5-9 pm

Friday, February 7: Silent Disco Skate | 6-9 pm

Saturday, February 8: Loring Park WinterFest | 1-3 pm + Skating Lessons with Figures Skating Club of Mpls | 3-4 pm

Tuesday, February 11: Fitness Skate | 5-9 pm

Saturday, February 15: Skating Lessons with Figures Skating Club of Mpls | 3-4 pm

Monday, February 17: President’s Day – Skating Lessons & Hot Cider | 12-3 pm

Tuesday, February 18: Fitness Skate | 5-9 pm

Friday, February 21: Drag Queen Skate | 6-9 pm

Saturday, February 22: Skating Lessons with Figures Skating Club of Mpls | 3-4 pm

Tuesday, February 25: Fitness Skate | 5-9 pm

Friday, February 28: Leap Day Party | 4-6 pm + “The Princess & the Frog” movie night | 6-8 pm

Friday, February 29: Skating Lessons with Figures Skating Club of Mpls | 3-4 pm

Sunday, March 1: Community Thank You Party | 1-3 pm

Minneapolis WinterSkate Guide 2020

Have fun at the rink and on social media!

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

For a full list of events and programming, visit www.mplsdowntown.com/winterskate!

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