The skating rinks and warming houses at Medley, Hampshire, Gearty and Lions Parks will close at 9 pm Mon, Feb 21 for the season. Wesley and Scheid Parks will remain open until Sun, Feb 27 if weather cooperates.
|Sat||10 am–9 pm|
|Sun (Wesley, Scheid, Lions)||1–9 pm|
|Sun (Hampshire, Medley, Gearty)||10 am–6 pm|
|Sun–Thur, Dec 26–30||10 am–9 pm|
|Fri, Dec 31 | New Year's Eve||10 am–4 pm|
|Sat & Sun, Jan 1 & 2||10 am–9 pm|
|Mon, Jan 17 | MLK Day||10 am–9 pm|
|Sun, Feb 13 | Super Bowl||10 am–4 pm|
|Mon, Feb 21 | Presidents' Day||10 am–9 pm|
|Park||Location||Hockey Rink||Warming House||General Skating Rink|
|Gearty||3101 Regent Ave N||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lions||151 Louisiana Ave N||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Medley||2331 Ensign Ave N||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Scheid||1856 Toledo Ave N||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|North Tyrol||900 Westwood Dr S||No||No||Yes|
|South Tyrol||1510 Kaltern Ln||No||No||Yes|
|Yosemite||351 Yosemite Ave N||No||No||Yes|
|Stockman||3300 Major Ave N||No||No||Yes|
Conditions for Skating Rinks Open for the Season
Golden Valley crews try to get ice conditions ready by mid-December so skating can begin before the school's winter break. Even in Minnesota, however, conditions are not always ideal for building and maintaining outdoor ice rinks. Temperatures need to remain around zero to negative 10 degrees Fahrenheit for a week or so to produce enough ice to skate on. Ideally, the crew needs three or four inches of frozen ground to start making ice. The goal is to establish a six-inch base, which will help rinks survive most warm snaps without closing down.
Rinks are cleaned and resurfaced Monday through Friday and cleaned on Saturday mornings, depending on weather conditions.
If you have concerns or questions about ice conditions or rink maintenance, call Park Maintenance at 763-593-8045.
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