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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 2019-20 winter season beginning November 29 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.

Click Here to view our Mpls WinterSkate Frequently Asked Questions.

SOCIAL MEDIA GIVEAWAY: 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 Buffalo Sabres on March 28, 2020.

Four winners will be chosen throughout the winter, and each winner will receive two tickets. Winners are randomly selected by the mpls downtown council social media team.

hours of operation

daily hours of operation

2019-20 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)

Dec. 25 (Closed)


upcoming events

Skating lessons: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 17, 22 & 29 (3 pm)

Fitness Skates (test your fitness while skating to reach benchmark distances. Includes music, plus one-week free passes for those who have never taken a CorePower Yoga class and drawing for one free month of CorePower Yoga for all skaters) : Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25 (5-9 pm)

Silent Disco skate:  Feb. 7 (6-9 pm)

Loring Park WinterFest: Feb 8 (1-3 pm)

Drag Queen Skate: Feb. 21 (6-9 pm)

Leap Day Party: Feb. 28 (party 4-6 pm, “The Princess & the Frog” movie 6-8 pm)

Hot coco with BiPro chocolate samples, heart rate belt option & special giveaways courtesy of Snap Fitness: Feb. 29 (3-4 pm)

Community Thank You: March 1 (1-3 pm)


mpls school release dates

2019-20 Mpls WinterSkate hours on Minneapolis School Release Days (12-9 pm):

Dec. 23, Dec. 26-27

Jan 1-3, Jan. 17, Jan. 20

Feb. 17-18

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.

join us for free skating throughout the winter

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 years past, and we look forward to seeing you at the rink in 2019-20

While you’re here, remember to interact with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #mplswinterskate.

Wells Fargo Minneapolis WinterSkate

join us in loring park (1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

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.