Growing up, if I wanted to ice skate I had to either go to a lake that had been plowed off, or hit up open skate at the hockey arena in town on Sunday nights. I loved lacing up my skates and doing laps and laps and laps with my friends around the rink, but I just recently learned about this ice skating loop in Maple Grove that sounds like something that belongs at the top of a winter bucket list.

Central Park of Maple Grove is a 44-acre park that can be enjoyed all day long, and all year long. Their big draw in winter is the Ice Skating Loop:

The ice loop is a 810 foot long and 20 foot wide trail designed for pleasure skating. The loop has refrigerated ice, and if you stay long enough, you might get a chance to see the Zamboni drive by.

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The loop is open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (weather permitting) including New Year's Day and non-school days. There is a warming house on site that is located select hours, as well as a concessions stand to fuel up.

If you are wanting to check out this cool loop for yourself, here are a few things you need to know:

  • No hockey sticks or pucks are allowed.
  • Food and drink are not allowed on the ice.
  • Skates must be worn on the ice.
  • Skate rental is available ($7 per pair with sizes youth 8J to adult 12 and hockey skates youth 12J to adult 15. First come first serve.)
  • It's closed on Christmas Day

For more information on Maple Grove's ice skating loop, check out the Central Park website.

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