Outdoor Skating Rinks

Handke Pit - 2019 Outdoor RinkUpdated: January 20. 2021

Outdoor Skating Rink Update

Great news! All four of Elk River's outdoor ice rinks are open and ready to be enjoyed! Crews have been working overnight to flood the rinks in order to build the ice back up after recent unseasonably warm temperatures and rain. 

Please remember, due to pandemic restrictions, the Handke warming house is not open, however there are additional benches and seating near the skating areas.

Rink Locations

Handke Pit (1133 4th Street NW) is the most popular outdoor rink in town, featuring two rinks with boards, an open skate area, and a warming house which is not open at this time. Once open, warming house hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday 3:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays 1:00-9:00 p.m.

Additionally, this year the city is partnering with Spectrum to provide an additional rink with boards, a warming house, and lights at the Spectrum athletic fields (10129 181st Avenue NW). 

Public Skating Rinks - No Warming Houses

The city maintains two unsupervised general skating rinks in the following neighborhood parks without warming houses:

  • Mississippi Oaks Park (17998 Elgin Street)
  • Riverplace Park (13818 186th Lane)