Outdoor Skating Rinks

Handke Pit - 2019 Outdoor RinkUpdate: February 25, 2020

All Elk River outdoor skating rinks are now closed for the season. Public Works crews will no longer be sweeping and flooding the rinks, as Mother Nature’s warming temps have created unsafe ice conditions.

Thanks for a great season, everyone! Until next winter!

Outdoor Skating Rinks

When winter settles in, lace up your skates or grab a hockey stick to take advantage of our outdoor rinks. The city maintains several outdoor rinks as weather permits. We reserve the right to close rinks whenever we feel it is in the best interest and safety of the participants. For up-to-date information, call the Weather Hotline at 763-635-1160.

Handke Pit 

Handke Stadium, better known as Handke Pit is located at 1133 4th Street NW, and is the only outdoor rink in the city with a warming house. Warming house hours are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday 3:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Weekends and holidays 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Public Skating Rinks - No Warming Houses

The city maintains several unsupervised general skating rinks in the following neighborhood parks:

  • Mississippi Oaks Park (17998 Elgin Street)
  • Kliever Lake Fields (17950 Johnson Street)
  • Riverplace Park (13818 186th Lane)