Ice Arena

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Open skate times

Open skate is available most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays and is open to all ages. Ice skates must be worn on the ice at all times; helmets are recommended. Please do not lift children in the air while on the ice. Please skate in one direction. No horseplay or playing tag on the ice.

All times are subject to change.

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  1. Rink rental

    St. Olaf men's and women's practices and games$170 per hour
    St. Olaf game fee$160 per game
    ISD #659 practices and games$180 per hour
    ISD #659 game fee$185 per game
    NHA weeknight practices and games$180 per hour
    NHA weekend practices and games$145 per hour
    NHA tournaments$145 per hour
    All other renters: prime time$180 per hour
    All other renters: non prime time$155 per hour

    Prices effective June 1, 2023

    Open skate and open hockey

    Open skate$5
    Open skate punch card$30
    Open hockey: adult$4
    Open hockey: youth$3.50

    Skate rentals and sharpening

    Rental skates$4
    Skate sharpening$5
    Skate sharpening punch card$30

    Dryland rates

    Non-profit$28 per hour;
    $165 per day
    Individual$45 per hour;
    $275 per day
    Private$95 per hour:
    $550 per day


The Northfield Ice Arena provides year-round opportunities including:

  • Skating instruction
  • Hockey skill development/improvement
  • Summer camps
  • Hockey tournaments
  • Public skating
  • Skate rental

Open skating hours offered weekly, as well as skate rental and sharpening.

Open hockey for adults

You must be 18 years of age. Beginners to advanced skaters are welcome. Helmets and gloves are required to play. All other equipment is recommended.

Events in the summer

The arena is available for events, trade shows and other activities when the ice is taken out. Almost any event can be held on the dry-land floor. The arena has hosted:

  • Book fairs
  • Craft shows
  • Home and garden shows
  • Circuses
  • Roller skating
  • Lacrosse and soccer practices
  • Roller hockey and dry-land training for hockey players

About the ice arena

  • One sheet, 196 feet by 85 feet.
  • Capacity is 741 during ice season and 1,874 during dry-land months
  • We have an electric Zamboni.

The regular ice season is from September to March. Look for summer ice during July.


Northfield Ice Arena
1280 Bollenbacher Drive
Northfield, MN 55057

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