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Richfield Skating Rinks, Warming Houses Open for Winter Season

Rinks will remain open each day through mid-February, weather permitting.

The Richfield Recreation Services Department has opened the outdoor skating season at various parks throughout the city.

The warming house days and locations are:

  • Christian Park, open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays;
  • Donaldson Park, open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The warming houses opened on Dec. 26, 2012 and remain open through mid-February 2013. The hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, 4-8:30 p.m.;
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.;
  • Sunday, 1-7 p.m.

Special holiday hours are:

  • Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King Day): 10-7 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26-27: 10 a.m. 7 p.m. 
  • Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14-15: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Skating sites without warming houses are located at Augsburg, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Roosevelt and Taft parks. All, with the exception of Fremont Park, have lights until 9 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather the department may decide to close the rinks for the safety reasons. The buildings will remain open unless:

  • The air temperature is 10 degrees below zero or the wind chill is 20 degrees below zero;
  • Unusually warm temperature soften the ice making rinks unsafe for skating;
  • There is a snowfall of two or more inches.

Residents may call the department's weather line at 612-861-9189 for information on rink and building closures.

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