About Saint Paul Skating & Hockey Rinks

Saint Paul has seven ice rink locations. Refrigerated hockey rinks are located at Phalen, North Dale, and Palace recreation centers. McMurray Field has three rinks used exclusively for broomball. All hockey rinks have boards and nets. See below for locations, hours, and updates. 

  • Cold Weather Policy: Rinks will close if temperatures reach -25F.
  • Warm Weather Policy: In order to prevent extended closures due to damaged ice, rinks will close if meltwater is visible on the surface.

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January 19, 2020 UPDATE: 

  • See below for rink status.
  • The current public health guidance requires a 12 foot distance between skaters who are not part of the same household. Face coverings are strongly encouraged. Your cooperation in adhering to this guidance is appreciated so we can keep our rinks open and keep each other safe.
  • Warming houses will not be available. Outdoor benches will be available for changing skates and taking breaks.
  • Lights will turn off at 9pm daily, except for at Phalen, which will turn off at 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays until a new timer can be installed. 
  • Please stay off the rinks during the flooding or maintenance and never use rinks as dog parks! This damages the ice and will delay opening. Please visit a nearby dog park for off-leash playtime.
  • Due to budget and staffing considerations, ice rink maintenance at the following 8 locations will be eliminated this season: Aldine, Battle Creek, Griggs, Hayden Heights, Hazel Park, Linwood, Nathan Hale, and Northwest Como. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
  • We thank you for your patience and cooperation and look forward to seeing you on the ice this winter!
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Rink Hours & Locations

Rink hours and conditions are subject to change without notice. Rinks will close periodically for maintenance. Designated hockey rinks may be unavailable for open skating during hockey practices or scheduled open hockey times. Please call the numbers listed below to confirm details. For updates on the McMurray broomball rinks, call the weather hotline at 651-558-2118. 

Rink Name

Jan.19 Status 

Lighted Hours

Rink Type



Desnoyer Open Lights turn off at 9pm daily 1G, 1H 525 Pelham Blvd 651.266.6400
Edgcumbe Open Lights turn off at 9pm daily 1G, 1H, 1Mini, 1Oval 320 Griggs St. S. 651.695.3711
Groveland Open Click to view hours 1G, 2H, 1Oval 2021 St. Clair Ave 651.695.3714
Langford Park Open Lights turn off at 9pm daily 1G, 2H 30 Langford Park 651.298.5765
North Dale


Lights turn off at 9pm daily 1G, 1H, 1RH 1414 St. Albans St. N. 651.558.2329
Palace Open Lights turn off at 9pm daily 1RH 781 Palace Ave. 651.298.5677
Phalen Open Mon-Fri: Lights turn off at 9pm;
Sat & Sun: Lights turn off at 7pm 
1G, 1H, 1RH 1000 E Wheelock Parkway 651.793.6600
Rink Type: H = Hockey G = General RH = Refrigerated Hockey 

Volunteer at a rink

Experience shows the best rinks are those that benefit from the assistance of community volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help with rink flooding and other duties. Night availability is especially desired. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Tell us more by completing the volunteer form.

Please, shovel snow off the ice and over the boards

Our maintenance crew and dedicated volunteers work hard to keep the rinks clean, but Minnesota snow can pile up fast. Even if you feel you can't commit to volunteering, you can still help by shoveling snow when you visit the rinks. Please be sure to shovel snow off the ice and over the boards. When snow gets shoveled against the boards and around the edge of the rink, it often freezes and can quickly reduce the skateable surface area of the rink. Thank you for doing your part to make Saint Paul rinks great.

Last Edited: January 19, 2021