In celebrations of winter Edina hosts some super fun events, many of them right across the steet at Centenial Lakes!
Centennial Lakes Park features a 10-acre lake that is groomed daily during the winter for ice skating. Spread out over three main ponds connected by narrow, meandering canals, the rink gives skaters a unique skating experience found only at Centennial Lakes Park! Complementing the rink is a cozy, rink-side warming house, complete with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, restrooms, concessions and skate rental. Concession items include hot chocolate, pop, popcorn, hot dogs, chips and candy. Skate rental is available for $6 per pair, with sizes ranging from children’s Size 8 up to adult Size 13. Ice sleds may also be rented for $7 per hour. Photo identification must be given as a deposit for all rentals. There is no admission charge for skating. Concessions stand and skate rental hours are 4-9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturdays and noon9:30 p.m. Sundays and most school holidays. Please note that although concessions and rentals do not open until 4 p.m. on weekdays, the skating rink opens at noon to accommodate those with their own skates. The rink is typically open from mid-December through mid-February, depending upon the weather. Please call 952-833-9586 for updates.
Centennial Lakes Park will host the 27th-annual Winter Ice Festival 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. Visitors to the park will be able to have their faces painted and ride on a horse-drawn wagon. Ice skates and kick-sleds will be available for rental at the Hughes Pavilion, which serves as a warming house and concessions stand during the winter months. Those who have their own skates are welcome to bring them and skate for free! An ice sculpting demonstration will take place behind the Hughes Pavilion during the festival.
Skate With Santa -10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 15 Braemar Arena’s Backyard Rink Skating from 10:40 to 11:40 a.m. 2018-2019 FALL/WINTER ACTIVITIES DIRECTORY 21 Cost: $12 ($3 skate rental)