View a list of Anoka rink locations.
City crews are clearing the ice to flood rinks as weather permits. Currently all warming houses are open.
Warming House Safeguards per CDC and MDH:
- Masks are encouraged, but not required
- Social distance as able
Rinks will be cleared of snow as soon as possible, but not until the snow has stopped falling. Clearing sidewalks is the number one priority after a snowfall. There are shovels at the rinks if skaters want to clear the snow off the ice. It is not the responsibility of the rink attendant to clear the rinks ; they are responsible for keeping the warming house entrance and exit clear of snow.
All skating rinks are cleaned and surfaced as staff, time, and weather permits. Rinks cannot be surfaced during the following conditions:
- Extreme cold (negative 10 degrees and lower) - flooding at extremely cold temperatures causes ice to crack and boil
- Extreme warm (25 degrees and higher) - flooding in warm weather results in puddling and uneven surfaces
- High winds and blowing snow - flooding under these conditions causes poor ice, air pockets, and ripples
Warming House Hours
Weather and ice permitting, this is the general schedule only and is subject to change based on ice conditions and facility usage. Schedule changes will be posted at the warming house and on this site. Warming House supervision is generally provided at the above locations during the following hours but may change due to staffing availability.
When school is in session, the schedule is as follows:
|Monday||1 pm to 8 pm|
|Tuesday through Thursday||4 pm to 8 pm|
|Friday||1 pm to 8 pm|
|Saturday||Noon to 8 pm|
|Sunday||Noon to 8 pm|
School Release Schedule
When school is not in session, the schedule is as follows:
|Daily (unless otherwise noted)||Noon to 8 pm|
|December 24||Noon to 5 pm|
|December 31||Noon to 5 pm|
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Noon to 8 pm|
Noon to 8 pm
No School Day
Noon to 8 pm
Warming house/Rink rentals cancelled for the 2020 - 2021 skating season
- No hockey sticks on general rinks
- No horseplay
- No loitering
- No profanity or obscene language
- No smoking or use of tobacco products
- No throwing snow on ice or in building
Due to low rink attendant staffing, Rudy Johnson Park and Lincoln Elementary skating rinks will not be flooded for the 2021-2022 Ice Rink Season.
Rinks/warming houses will be closed or may close early if air temperatures are negative 10 degrees or colder, or if the wind chill is negative 30 degrees or colder. Rinks may also close in the event of a wind chill advisory. The Recreation Supervisor will determine all rink closures.
If the temperatures fall throughout the course of the day or evening it maybe necessary to close facilities earlier than posted.
Skater safety is our main priority. Frost bite can occur in as little as 15 minutes when wind chill is negative 20 or below. Please refer to the Wind Chill Chart (PDF).
Rinks/warming houses may close if unseasonably warm temperatures affect ice conditions. Rink attendants have the authority to enforce "boots only" if the ice is soft or may close an area all together if dirt/grass pose a safety hazard. Large amounts of standing water on the ice may warrant closing rinks.
If you have questions/concerns regarding skating rink operations, please contact the City of Anoka Public Services Department at -763-576 - 2980. The office is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4 pm.