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.

Wells Fargo WinterSkate | Visit through Feb. 11, 2018 (closed Sunday, Feb. 4 all day for a private rental)

Skaters are invited to experience the unique urban setting of downtown Saint Paul. Located in the heart of the city, Wells Fargo WinterSkate creates 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.

We invite you and your whole family to 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.

Wild About WinterSkate

We and Wells Fargo are giving away two (2) Minnesota Wild tickets to the Feb. 17 game against the Anaheim Ducks every Friday from Jan. 5-Feb. 9 on Instagram to those who show us how much fun they’re having at Saint Paul’s Wells Fargo WinterSkate! Enter to win by using the hashtags #WellsFargoWinterSkate or #WinterSkate on your WinterSkate photos!

Saint Paul Family Bowl Passport

Get out and enjoy the sights and attractions of Saint Paul, like Wells Fargo WinterSkate, the Minnesota Children's Museum, Science Museum of Minnesota, Minnesota Hisorty Center and more, this winter for a chance to win exciting prizes with the Family Bowl Passport program! Download the Family Bowl Passport.

Complimentary Coffee & Cocoa for Hilton Guests

Hilton guests may enjoy a cup of cocoa or hot coffee by showing their room key to staff in the Wells Fargo WinterSkate warming house. The free hot beverage promotion runs through Feb. 11, 2018. Simply show your key card and sip a hot beverage after you skate or while you watch. Visit Hilton's site here.

Free Skating Lessons

December: 2, 9, 16
January: 13, 20, 27
Session I: 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Session II: 11:30 a.m. – Noon

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.

Ice 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. – 8 p.m.

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

Holiday Hours
Christmas Eve
 December 24, 2017 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Day – RINK CLOSED
 December 25, 2017
New Years Eve Open Skate
 December 31, 2017 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
New Years Day – RINK IS CLOSED
 January 1, 2018

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.


Seeking Tree for 2018:

The Grand Opening of Wells Fargo WinterSkate and Rice Park powered by Xcel Energy is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.  If you have a 70’ (minimum) evergreen tree that needs to be removed from your property and live in Saint Paul, contact  If chosen, the tree will be cut and removed on Nov. 3, 2018, at no cost to the homeowner.

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