Winter Special Events & Parties

Celebrate winter with friends and family at these fun outdoor parties and special events! Please dress for the weather. Skating and other outdoor activities will be weather dependent. In the event of warm weather or rain, alternative activities may be offered or events may be cancelled. See our severe weather policy for winter weather cancellation guidelines.  Please contact the event host for more information. skating teens

January 26 - February 5

Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Rice Park,  109 W 4th St., Saint Paul, MN 55102

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Rice Park has the events to prove it during the entire Winter Carnival. View the holiday lights and ice sculptures, sit in the Royal Throne made of ice, check out vendor booths, watch live entertainment, grab a drink at the ice bar or go for a skate at the WinterSkate rink. Free admission and open to all. Visit the Saint Paul Winter Carnival website for more information.

January 27

6pm-8pm - Frosty Night

Hazel Park Recreation Center, 945 N. Hazel Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55119

Bring the family to Frosty Night! Activities include snowman building, snow angels, and ice skating. Hot cocoa will be provided. Please wear warm winter clothing and bring your own skates. Free and open to all. Register online or call (651) 501-6350 for more information. UPDATE: Due to warm weather, we may not be able to skate but the party is still on.

6pm-7:30pm - Family Skating Party

Phalen Recreation Center, 1000 E. Wheelock Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Have fun skating, playing board games and coloring with friends and neighbors at the Phalen Family Skating Party. Hot beverages and cookies served. Free and open to all. Register online or call (651) 793-6600 for more information.

January 28

9am-1pm - Family Ice Fishing on Lake Phalen

Phalen Lakeside Activity Center, 1520 Phalen Dr., Saint Paul, MN 55106

Families are invited to come learn how to ice fish! Fishing equipment and hot chocolate will be provided. Please dress for the weather. Free and open to all. Register online or call 651-292-6508 for more information.

1pm-3pm - Frost Fest

Groveland Recreation Center, 2021 St Clair Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

Join us for a fun neighborhood winter celebration featuring free hot chocolate, ice skating, games, treats, and music. Limited free skate rental will be available. Activities include decorate a puck, puck shot contest, kids skate races, and a dance party. Free and open to all. For more information, visit

February 3-4

Red Bull Crashed Ice

Cathedral of Saint Paul, 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Red Bull Crashed Ice returns to Saint Paul for the sixth straight year! Come witness the high-speed action that features skaters competing in four-man heats in a race to the bottom of a long ice track filled with obstacles. Free and open to all.

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February 3

6pm-8pm - Family Skating Party and Bonfire

Northwest Como Recreation Center, 1550 N. Hamline, Saint Paul, MN 55108

Come enjoy the ice rink and warm up around the bonfire while sipping hot chocolate and munching on popcorn. A limited number of snowshoes and cross country skis will be available for use. Free and open to all No pre-registration required. Call (651) 298-5813 for more information.

February 4

6pm-8pm - Battle Creek Lock Out

Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop St S, Saint Paul, MN 55119

This fun family event is full of outdoor activities for all ages to enjoy! Bring your own sleds and ice skates. A limited number of cross country skis, snowshoes, and ice skates will be available for use. Stay warm by the bonfire or head indoors for cookie decorating, coloring tables, spin art, button making, and more! Free and open to all. Call  (651) 501-6347 for more information.

February 11

1pm-3pm - Highland Park Winter Party

Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul MN 55116

Bring your sleds to Highland Park Community Center for an afternoon of family fun. There will be crafts, snacks, a jump castle and sledding! Free and open to all. Call (651) 695-3706 for more information.

2pm-6pm - Phalen Freeze Fest

Phalen Lakeside Activities Center, 1530 Phalen Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55106

ice fishing phalen freeze festPhalen Freeze Fest is an annual celebration of winter! Join us outside to enjoy the season with a variety of winter activities. Watch the story of Shingebiss, fish through the ice, cook food over a fire, play boot hockey, snowshoe, build a fire, go on a Storywalk and more! Free and open to all. Visit the Phalen Freeze Fest event page for more details.

February 14

6:30pm-8:30pm - Valentine's Day Skate Party

Palace Recreation Center, 781 Palace Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Celebrate Valentine's Day with friends and family on the Palace refrigerated ice rink. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Open to all ages. Cost is $3. Register online or call (651) 298-5677 for more information.