Outdoor Ice Rinks

Rinks are currently CLOSED due to poor ice conditions.

Terrace Oaks West Ski Chalet will also remain closed until the trails receive a more significant amount of snow. Trails are groomed, however conditions are not good enough to set track

Regular Skating Season

Weather permitting, Burnsville's outdoor ice rinks and warming houses are open from mid-December through mid-February. Burnsville has 13 park locations that offer outdoor skating. Warming houses are located at 12 sites (West Buck Hill offers a pleasure rink only).

Icon of sun peeking out from behind a cloud. Rain drops and snow flakes fall from the cloudWarming houses will close when temperatures and/or wind chill reach -19 degrees. Weather-related updates will be posted on this page and on the weather hotline at 952-895-4505.

Outdoor Skating Sites

Rink and Warming House Hours

Rinks are open for skating (weather permitting) during regular park hours (5 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Rink lights are on, warming houses are open and the facilities are supervised by City staff ONLY during specified hours.

Warming House Regular Hours

DayHours of Operation
Monday - Friday*4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday*10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday*1 - 9 p.m.

*Warming houses at Civic Center Park, Highland Forest Park, Knob Hill Park, South River Hills Park Timberland Knolls Park and Vista View Park close at 8 p.m.

Warming House Holiday Hours

DateHours of OperationDateHours of Operation
Dec. 2410 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dec. 3110 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Dec. 25Closed
Jan. 1*10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Dec. 26-30*10 a.m. - 9 p.m.


*Warming houses at Civic Center Park, Highland Forest Park, Knob Hill Park, South River Hills Park Timberland Knolls Park and Vista View Park close at 8 p.m.

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