Minnetonka Ice Arena

City programs such as public skating, skating lessons, and adult hockey are offered through the Minnetonka Ice Arena. The Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club, Hopkins and Minnetonka Youth Hockey Associations, and high school hockey programs from both Minnetonka and Hopkins School Districts utilize Minnetonka Ice Arena for the operation of their programs. Approximately 260,000 people use the ice arena facilities on an annual basis. The ice arena is projected to utilize approximately 5700 hours of ice time in 2010.

Address and Directions
3401 Williston Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Directions
Information: 952.939.8310
Arena Manager: John Heckmann

Skating Lessons

Sign up for summer skating lessons with the Minnetonka Ice Arena’s All Season Skating School! The lesson program is endorsed by the Ice Skating Institute and offers instruction for skaters ages 4 and up, including adults. Also offered this summer, Learn to Hockey Skate and Hockey Skating Skills. Class information and registration materials are available by calling the Minnetonka Ice Arena at 952.939.8310 or by downloading the brochure below.

Public Skating

View public skating calendar: April 2014. (PDF)

Admission

  • Adults 18 and older: $4
  • Students/pre-k/seniors: $3
  • Skate rental: $2

Schedule
September 2013–April 2014

Public skating is offered on the following days:

Sunday
2:30–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Friday
7:30–9 p.m.

Times are subject to change during special events such as tournaments, ice shows, etc. Please confirm specific dates and times at the arena office. See calendar link above for specific blackout dates.

Hockey

Adult Open Hockey
September 6, 2013–April 25, 2014

Admission: $5 per skater, goalies free!

Open Hockey is available to adults age 18 and older on the following days:

Mondays
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Fridays
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Not open November 22, 2013
Friday nights
9:15 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Not open December 13, 2013

Open Hockey Calendar: March 2014 (PDF)

High School Hockey

Minnetonka Ice Arena is home of the Hopkins Royals Girls Hockey team.

Youth Hockey

Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association
www.tonkahockey.org
Pagel Activity Center: 952.470.4099
Hopkins Youth Hockey Association
www.hopkinshockey.com

Figure Skating

Developmental Ice
Private time for figure skaters: please see rates for arena ice pass, April 2014 developmental ice schedule (PDF)
Lake Minnetonka Figure Skating Club
www.lmfsc.org

Fit & Trim

Wednesday mornings

Admission: $3 per class

Fit & Trim offers adults a chance to combine leisure skating with aerobic exercise. This on-ice exercise is ideal for skaters of all abilities. Class begins at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. No pre-registration is needed. Come to as many classes as you like.

September 11, 2013–April 23, 2014

Silver Skates Ice Revue

The 40th Annual Silver Skates Ice Revue will be held May 1, 2 and 3, 2014. More than 250 skaters from Minnetonka and surrounding communities are featured again this year. Show times are 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. General admission for each performance is $6, with free admission for children under 5. Senior citizens and individuals with special needs are granted free admission to the Saturday afternoon performance. Don’t forget to bring a coat or blanket, as it does get cold in the ice arena.

Ice Rental

  • Ice Rental (rinks A and B): $190/hour plus tax

View ice times available for rent at rinkfinder.com.

Air quality at the Minnetonka Ice Arena

A February 2011 “Today Show” investigative report on NBC raised concerns about the air quality at indoor ice arenas. The staff at the city-owned Minnetonka Ice Arena considered this issue several years ago and had already taken steps to ensure the safety of skaters and visitors.

  • All of the ice resurfacers and ice edgers used at the arena are electric and do not emit any harmful exhaust fumes.
  • Prior to using all electric equipment, Minnetonka Ice Arena’s air quality measurements consistently met or exceeded current state standards for air quality. The ice arena air quality was measured weekly by staff and that data was submitted quarterly to the Minnesota Department of Health.

If you have further questions about indoor air quality at the Minnetonka Ice Arenas, please contact John Heckmann, ice arena manager, at 952.939.8315 or via email at jheckmann@eminnetonka.com.

For more information regarding programs offered at the Minnetonka Ice Arena, please call the arena office at 952.939.8310.