There’s no denying winter is here, and with that being said here’s a quick overview of outdoor skating rinks in Elk River. The City of Elk River maintains five outdoor skating rinks:
- Lion John Weicht Park
- Mississippi Oaks Park
- Riverplace Park
- Kliever Lake Fields
Handke Stadium has a warming house which is open weekdays from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m., and weekends, holidays, non-school days from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. Public Works staff members focus first on Handke Stadium, typically needing about a week of ideal conditions (daytime highs of 15 degrees, nighttime lows of -5), before starting operations on the other neighborhood rinks. Staff hopes to have Handke Stadium outdoor rinks ready to go by mid-December, followed by the other rinks by or before New Year’s.