Winter Activities

Watch for weather related updates on the City of Anoka Facebook page .

City of Anoka is doing a ice skate (hockey or figure) collection. All collected skates will be sharpened and then housed at Lincoln Elementary School Warming house for the 2023-2024 season. These skates will be free to use for the public. 

If you'd like to donate skates, there will be collection boxes at Anoka City Hall in the lower level or at the Anoka Area Ice Arena, during open ours. You can also donate your skates at any warming house location, once the season begins. 

With any questions, please contact Nickie Jenks, Recreation Manager

Skate Donation Flyer

The City welcomed our new groomer winter of 2022! This groomer will be grooming trails at the Anoka Nature Preserve and Green haven Golf Course. The trails will be groomed for the Disc Golf course as well at Green haven!

The Cedars of Green Haven, a winter disc golf course, debuts this winter.  The disc golf course is a full 18-hole course utilizing the elevated portion of the property on the west side. While the course offers a  challenging layout for the advanced level player, it is still enjoyable for the intermediate and novice players. Night and weekend disc golf is available through multiple leagues, as well as, free play.  Participants can enjoy delicious food and beverages at The Tavern at Green Haven during restaurant hours. The course is free to the public.

To keep track of your score throughout your game go to "UDisc" to create an account and to track your score at each hole!

No salting teepads or anywhere on the course, ever.
Keep off greens, grab your disc and throw outside of ropes.

Click here to subscribe to our "Notify Me" list for all updates on opening date, course conditions, and course closing! For other information,  email Nickie Jenks, Recreation Manager at

2023 Cedars at Green Haven

Thursday nights/Saturday AM starting when course is installed
$6 to play ($5 to payouts)
$1 optional ace pool

Scoring via UDisc

Learn to play Disc Golf for school age youth!
Monday, February 19, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is a learn to play Disc Golf event for local youth! For $20, players will receive a players pack (disc & hat), play a 9-hole layout at the Cedars course, then enjoy pizza and pop after playing in The Tavern at Green Haven.

Instructors will be: Dan Schnabel, Anthony Erickson, Nick Petschl, & Jaclyn Gehrke

Registration is not open for this event yet.
Email Nickie Jenks with any questions

November 17, 2023 at 7pm
Green Haven Event Center

CedarSeries Tournament Dates:

November 19, 2023 (tentative pending weather)

December 31, 2023
Last Chance for PDGA Points for the 2023 season in Minnesota!

February 18, 2023

Cross-Country Ski Trails

Green Haven Golf Course and Event Center has skate skiing and double track classic touring trails available during the winter months. A multi-use trail, to be shared by skiers, hikers, and snowshoers, is available at the Anoka Nature Preserve.

Learn more on the Cross-Country Skiing page.


Warming houses at George Enloe Park is open for those wanting to sled or snowshoe.

City of Anoka provides warming houses and lit skating rinks at 5 locations:

  • George Enloe Park (warming house is closed for season)
  • Lincoln Elementary (warming house is closed for season)  
  • Rick Sorenson Park (warming house is closed for season) 
  • Rudy Johnson Park (warming house is closed for season) 
  • Wilson Elementary (warming house is closed for season)

Learn more on the Skating Rinks page.

Snowshoe & Hike

The Parks and Rec Department has purchased several pairs of Youth size (kids weighing up to 100 pounds) and Junior size (teens/adults weighing 100 to 150 pounds) snowshoes for people to try out at George Enloe Park. Snowshoe kits include walking poles for stability while learning.

Kits can be checked out from the rink attendant during warming house hours. Parent/guardian must sign a waiver and must supervise use. Snowshoes are currently available for day use only.

If you own your own snowshoes feel free to blaze your own trail at any city park.