There’s no better way to celebrate the winter season than getting your legs moving on a pair of ice skates. Whether an expert or beginner, an afternoon of ice skating is fun for everyone. Head to one of these ten best ice skating spots in North Dakota for an activity you won’t soon forget!
Magic City’s Maysa Arena is one of the best ice skating and hockey facilities in the state. The arena hosts youth, high school, and college hockey games, as well as large-scale figure skating shows. The public skating sessions are also unmatched. As a community, Minot has the highest number of public skating sessions and public hockey sessions than anywhere else in the state. Cost of public skating sessions are $4 for entry and $4 to rent skates, and adult hockey sessions are $8.
The Southwest Youth Ice Arena in Fargo is an exceptional facility that gives the community a place to play hockey and practice figure skating. The multi-purpose facility has two sheets of ice, concessions, and locker rooms. In addition to open skating times, there are also drop in adult hockey sessions. Visit the Fargo Parks website for a complete listing of events and open skate times.
Managed by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District, the VFW Sports Center is a multi-purpose center with access to a multitude of sports like hockey, curling, golf, and, of course, figure skating. The center has two separate skating rinks, but ice skate rentals are not available on site so make sure to bring your own pair. Rink One is free around noon is free on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and Rink Two is $2 per person on Sundays from 3-5 p.m.
Established in 2004, the West River Community Center has grown into a 135,000-square-foot center with facilities like an indoor pool, tennis and racquetball courts, four full-sized basketball courts, and tanning beds. One of the most popular activities, however, is ice skating! The rink offers open skates as well as seasonal skating parties. Check the Dickinson Parks & Recreation website for a complete listing of events and public skating hours.
The Borden Harbor Park in Mandan offers playground equipment for kids, a picnic area, basketball in warmer seasons, and an outdoor ice rink. This park is tons of fun for the whole family. Make sure to bring your own pair of skates!
There’s no better way to experience the excitement of lively downtown Fargo than on ice skates. Grab a pair of skates and check out Fargo Park District’s newest ice rink. It is open in the winter season, weather permitting, on Monday through Friday from 5-9 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 1-9 p.m. This is a seasonal figure skating experience that you won’t want to miss!
The Bill Jerome Arena is Devils Lake was one of the first hockey arenas in all of North Dakota, named for a well-known local businessman who made countless contributions to the community and state hockey programs. The arena has been renovated and features many modern, state-of-the-art facilities. It is located in Roosevelt Park in Devils Lake.
Roosevelt Park in Fargo has countless family fun activities like a multi-purpose field, playground, warming house, and so much more. One of the best winter activities is skating on the outdoor skating and hockey rink! Make sure to bring your own pair of skates from home.
The Minot Recreation Commission sponsors free indoor skating opportunities every winter at the All Season’s Arena. Young or old, all ages are welcome! While admission is free, skates are not provided. They can be rented from the All Season’s Arena or brought from home.
The Blue Line Club in Grand Forks and the Eagles Arena has only one sheet of ice and the facilities are connected to each other by a concession stand. This arena hosts youth and adult hockey, inline skating in the summer, and skating sessions.