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Bloomington Ice Garden

Out of an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19, Bloomington Ice Garden will remain closed until further notice. Visit for updates.

The Bloomington Ice Garden opened in 1970 with one rink. BIG now has three rinks, one of them Olympic-sized, and boasts a seating capacity of 2,500.

During the winter, you may also visit Bloomington's outdoor skating rinks and warming houses.

Check out all that the Bloomington Ice Garden has to offer by clicking on the links below for more information!

Adult open hockey

Schedule subject to change. Visit to view current schedule.

Cost: $7 per person; goalies free

Developmental hockey

Schedule subject to change. Visit to view current schedule.

About developmental ice
  • Open to hockey players of all ages.
  • Players can spend time with a coach, parent or on their own.
  • Helmet and mouth guard are required.

Cost: $11 per person

Figure skaters – Pro's ice

Visit to view current schedule.

Cost: $11 per person per hour

Open skating schedule

Schedule subject to change. Visit to view current schedule.  


  • Adults: $5
  • Students 17 and under: $4
  • Skate rental: $3
  • Skate sharpening: $6

Bloomington Skate School

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all summer Learn to Skate sessions are canceled. We look forward to seeing everyone when the Bloomington Ice Garden Skate School class schedule resumes. Questions? Contact us at or 952-563-8841.

 The Bloomington Ice Garden Skate School offers skating lessons year round for people of all ages and abilities. View the PDF icon BIG Skate School Brochure 2019-2020  for a complete list of session dates, class times and prices. 

Online registration is preferred, but in-person registration is available at Civic Plaza from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

Registration deadline is three days prior to the start of each session.

The mission of Learn to Skate USA is to provide a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. As the only ice skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, US Speedskating and the Professional Skaters Association, Learn to Skate USA offers every participant a rewarding experience rooted in the lifelong benefits of ice skating.

Learn to Skate logo
US Speedskating logo
USA Hockey Logo

How to Register for Parks and Rec Programs Online

Many programs, such as BIG Skate School for example, require participant households to be registered with the City of Bloomington program management system.  To assist, please review this comprehensive tutorial on how to complete that process.  Online Registration Instructions


BIG in Pictures

  • Ice Garden Front
  • BIG Scoreboard
  • Skating at BIG 1
  • Figure Skating at BIG 1
  • Monument sign at Ice Garden
  • Zamboni at Ice Garden
  • Hockey players at Ice Garden
  • Skating Competition Signage at Ice Garden
  • Skating Medalists at Ice Garden 1
  • Skating Medalists at Ice Garden 2
  • Pano of ice at Ice Garden
  • Jefferson & Kennedy Logos at Ice Garden