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Bloomington Ice Garden


Skate School Registration Now Open! Click Skate School tab below for details.  Deadline is 3 days prior to start of each session.

Skate School is Hulafrog's 2020 Most Loved Sports Classes and Camps winner! 

Hulafrog Most Loved

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

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
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Mini Camp: February 8 and 15, 2020

What is Mini Camp? Mini Camp is a short 2-week session of Skate School classes that are based on overall skill review and development. Most of the classes will be combined level classes to allow for exploration of a variety of skills. Snowplow Sam 1 and Basic 1 will not be combined with other level classes. The Advanced Spins class, and Introduction to Spins and Jumps class have specific requirements, so please note that when registering. 

We also are offering an off-ice class for parents/guardians, and skaters that will cover questions regarding figure skating, hockey, adult skating, Junior Club, and Club.  Please contact Rene, BIG Skate School Coordinator, with any questions at

Mini Camp takes place on February 8 and 15 , 2020.  View the schedule below and then register online.

  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. - Basic 3, Basic 4, Basic 5, Basic 6
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. - Pre Free Skate, Free Skate 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • 9:30-10:00 a.m. - Advanced Spins (must have passed Free Skate 6, in Jr. Club or in Club)
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. - Snowplow Sam 1
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. - Snowplow Sam 4
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. - Basic 2
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. - Introduction to Spins & Jumps (must have passed Basic 6, in Jr. Club or in Club)
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. - Off-Ice All Level Question and Answer session with Skate School Coordinator, Rene Gelecinskyj
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Adult Advanced
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Adult Free Skate
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Basic 1
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Snowplow Sam 2
  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. - Snowplow Sam 3

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