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join us in loring park

Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate in Loring Park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402) 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 2018-19 winter season beginning November 23 and running through the beginning of March.

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.

In the event of inclement weather (heavy snow or a combined temperature and wind chill of 20 degrees below zero), the warming house will be closed. 

hours of operation

daily hours of operation

2018-19 Warming House courtesy of CenterPoint Energy Hours are:

Monday-Friday: 3-9 pm

Saturday: 9 am-9 pm

Sunday: 10 am-6 pm


special holiday hours

Dec. 24 (12-4 pm), Dec. 31 & Jan 1 (12-6 pm)

Closed: Dec. 25

Holidazzle (Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 23-Dec. 23) 

**Warming house/skating rink open during all Holidazzle hours

Thursdays: 5-9 pm

Fridays: 5-10 pm

Saturdays: 11 am-10 pm

Sundays: 11 am-7 pm

upcoming events

Events take place all day unless a time is otherwise noted.

Wednesday, December 19: Military and Veterans Appreciation Day (with special dedication and first ringing of The Spirit of Minnesota Tribute Bell in partnership with Wells Fargo and Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans at 6 pm)

Friday Fitness Skates: January 4, January 11, January 18, January 25

Skating Lessons: January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19  |  4-7 pm

Drag Queen Skates: January 12, February 2

Make and Take Craft Days: January 14, February 18

Hockey Day in Minnesota: January 19

Mascot Skate featuring Goldy Gopher: February 9  |  4-7 pm

Movie Skates:

February 1: Happy Feet  |  6-8 pm

February 8: Beauty and the Beast  |  6-8 pm

February 15: The Goonies  |  6-8 pm

February 22: Shrek  |  6-8 pm

Minneapolis Craft Market: February 9-10



mpls school release dates

2018-19 Mpls WinterSkate hours on Minneapolis School Release Days:

12 pm-9 pm

Dec. 26-28

Jan. 2-4

Jan. 21

Jan. 24-25

Feb. 15

Feb. 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 the hashtag #MplsWinterSkate for a chance to win a pair of tickets to watch the Wild face the New York Rangers on March 16, 2019.

Four winners will be chosen to receive two tickets each. One winner will be selected for posts in November, December, January and February. Winners from each month are randomly selected by the mpls downtown council social media team.

share your experience with us

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.

our ceremonial opening

We are excited for another fun season at the Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate this year. Take a look back at some of the photos from last year, and we look forward to seeing you at the rink in 2018-19.

While you’re here, remember to interact with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #mplswinterskate. Plus, share with your friends on Snapchat using our WinterSkate Snapchat filter. WiFi is available on site.

Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate

join us in loring park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402)

Thank You To Our Presenting Sponsors

Thank You To Our Partners

Thank You To Our Warming House Sponsor

Thank You To Our Sponsors

For members of the Loring Park community: Click here for more information regarding load-in/load-out and operations related to Mpls WinterSkate.