Outdoor Ice Rinks

We look forward to seeing you back on our rinks in mid-to-late December 2023!

Regular Skating Season

Weather permitting, Burnsville's outdoor ice rinks and warming houses are open from mid-December through mid-February. 

A Sites offer warming houses staffed daily; B Sites are not staffed but offer lighting via push button timers.

Due to staffing shortages, warming houses may be closed during regularly scheduled open hours.  

Portable toilets are available at all warming houses. 

Icon of sun peeking out from behind a cloud. Rain drops and snow flakes fall from the cloudWeather-related updates will be posted on this page and on the weather hotline at 952-895-4505.

Outdoor Skating Sites

A Sites: Warming House Hours

*These are representative of last year's operating hours and our subject to change based on staffing for the 2023-2024 season.

A Sites offer warming houses that are staffed daily. These sites include Neill, North River Hills, Paha Sapa.

When warming houses open for the season, the following hours apply.

Rink lights are on, warming houses are open and the facilities are supervised by City staff during specified hours. Current staffing shortages may effect hours of operation listed below. 

A Sites: Warming House Regular Hours

DayHours of Operation
Monday - Friday*4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday*Noon - 9 p.m.
Sunday*1 - 9 p.m.

B Sites: Push-button Light Timers for Outdoor Rinks

Burnsville B sites are unstaffed but do offer rink lighting that can be turned on by a push button timer. Once activated, lights will remain on until 9:00 p.m.

Theseice rink timer sites are located at Red Oak, Northview, Terrace Oaks East, Highland Forest, South River Hills and Knob Hill parks, Timberland, Vista View.

Simply push the timer button to activate the lights and wait 10 minutes for lights to turn on at the above designated parks.

Rink Snow Removal 

During a snow fall, rinks are cleared as quickly as possible. Please be patient as snow removal crews have to clear roads, sidewalks and trails as well as rinks. On a weekend with a snow event the staffed outdoor skating rinks will close after one inch of snow has accumulated. 

Rink Rules

  • No hockey or broomball games are allowed unless specified
  • Wednesday nights are designated as "Open Hockey" nights and rinks may not be reserved for hockey practices
  • View the City's other park rules

Burnsville Hockey Club ice time reservations