Wells Fargo WinterSkate

Visit Saint Paul, the City of Saint Paul and Wells Fargo invite you to experience Wells Fargo WinterSkate, a free, outdoor, artificially-chilled ice skating rink in the heart of downtown Saint Paul.

 Saint Paul Ice Skating | Visit through Feb. 3, 2019

Skaters are invited to experience the unique urban setting of downtown Saint Paul. Located in the heart of the city, Wells Fargo WinterSkate is a fun, winter experience for visitors of all ages. The historic Landmark Center creates a beautiful backdrop for the outdoor rink, showcasing Saint Paul’s charming European architecture and old-world ambiance.

Dust off your skates and head to downtown Saint Paul. The outdoor rink will be filled with noontime skaters, after-school groups, youth hockey scrimmages and practices, broomball teams, corporate events, and family open skating.

Share how much fun you're having on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #WellsFargoWinterSkate, and you'll automatically be entered to win two tickets to a Minnesota Wild game!

Free Ice Skating Lessons

December: Noon - 1 p.m. on the 1st, 8th and 15th 
January: Noon - 1 p.m. on the 12th, 19th, and 26th
CanCan Wonderland is the proud sponsor of the Saturday Free Learn to Skate lessons at the Wells Fargo WinterSkate Rink!  Join us Saturdays: December 15, January 12, 19 and 26 from noon-1pm and learn to embrace Winter in Minnesota!

Skate Rental

Skate rental is $4 per person. Receive free skate rental by showing your Wells Fargo debit card or credit card (one card=one skate rental). (Other Wells Fargo accounts, documentation, or correspondence are not accepted for free skate rental.) Figure skates and hockey skates are available from little tyke up to adults’ size 13. New rental skates in 2018/2019 sponsored by Wells Fargo and Midway Mens Club.

Rice Park Skating Hours & Events

Open Skate Hours
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Special Events
Thursday, January 10: Canada Night in honor of the Minnesota Wild vs. Winnipeg Jets game
The office of the Consulate General of Canada in Minnesota will be handing out free hot chocolate and maple leaf-shaped cookies to all skaters between 5-7 p.m.

Other Events
Monday, Thursday & Sunday evenings: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Private Events/Youth Hockey
Tuesday & Wednesday evenings:  5 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Corporate Broomball
*NOTE:  Sunday – Thursday youth hockey and corporate broomball take place at 5 p.m. All skaters will be asked to clear the rink at 4:50 p.m. 

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day – RINK CLOSED
November 22, 2018
Black Friday – Open Skate
November 23, 2018 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Christmas Eve
 December 24, 2018 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Day – RINK CLOSED
 December 25, 2018
New Years Eve Open Skate
 December 31, 2018 11 a.m. – 4:50 p.m.
New Years Day – RINK IS CLOSED
 January 1, 2019
MLK Day Open Skate
January 21, 2019  11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Daily skating at the Wells Fargo WinterSkate ice rink will not be canceled, unless the actual air temperature or wind-chill reaches -25 degrees F or colder or other severe weather conditions exist. Warm weather will NOT affect rink conditions. The Wells Fargo WinterSkate rink is artificially-chilled.

All skaters need to sign a waiver prior to entering the rink, and youth under 18 years of age need to have the waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Download the  WinterSkate Waiver!

Contact:  If you have questions about rentals, group rates and any other additional info please email

To reach lost and found or to receive weather-related updates, visit the Wells Fargo WinterSkate Facebook page.


Kate Frye with Saint Paul Parks & Recreation at

- For rentals, youth hockey, corporate broomball, hours or general inquiries.
- To reach lost and found or to receive weather-related updates.
-  If you are interested in working at Wells Fargo WinterSkate.


Guests at Hilton Hotels in the Twin Cities area are invited to visit the Wells Fargo WinterSkate rink in downtown Saint Paul and enjoy a complimentary hot beverage.  Just show a key card from any of the Hilton properties and receive a complimentary coffee or hot cocoa.  It’s a great way to enjoy a little Minnesota hospitality and skating during your visit!

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