skate downtown

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 2017-18 winter season beginning November 15 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

2017-18 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

january 15: 12-9 pm


upcoming events

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

march 2: Drag Queen Skate | 7-9 pm

mpls school release dates

2017 Mpls WinterSkate hours on Minneapolis School Release Days:

12 pm-9 pm


november 22

december 25-january 5

january 15, january 25-26 

february 16 & february 19

post on social media and you could win big!

 This winter, Wells Fargo is providing a social media giveaway during the WinterSkate season. Skaters are encouraged to take photos on the rink (use of the WinterSkate social media frames are encouraged), and post your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Post must include “@WellsFargo #mplswinterskate”. Each month from November through March, one person who posted a photo using “@WellsFargo #mplswinterskate” will be selected to receive two (2) tickets to sit in Wells Fargo’s center-ice suite at the Xcel Energy Center for the Minnesota Wild vs. Boston Bruins game on March 25, 2018. A total of 10 tickets will be awarded (5 winners + 1 guest each) during the promotion. We look forward to you sharing your experience at the Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate!

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

Thanks to WCCO-TV’s Ali Lucia and BUZ’N 102.9 FM’s Mike Dubs along with members of the local hockey and figure skating community for being part of our 2017 ceremonial opening last year! And thank you to WCCO-TV’s Chief Meteorologist Chris Shaffer for broadcasting the weather forecast live on the ice. We appreciate everyone who helped us celebrate the Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate opening, and we look forward to seeing you throughout the winter.

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

Enjoy the 2017 Wells Fargo Mpls WinterSkate!

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