BIG Montage

Bloomington Ice Garden

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.

Please follow the guidelines set forth in the Operations and Safety Plans linked immediately below. 

Thank you for adhering to these guidelines. If you have questions, please contact BIG at 952-563-8841 or big@bloomingtonmn.gov.

Skate School is back, but some programs may be unavailable. Click below for details.  

Developmental Hockey 

Designed for working on individual hockey skills.

  • Dates and Times
    • Tuesdays
      • Weekly
      • 6 - 7 a.m.
    • Wednesdays - Youth Developmental Hockey
      • Must be age 17 or below
      • June 16 - August 25
      • 1:30 - 3 p.m. 
    • Fridays
      • June 11 - August 27 (except July 2 and August 20)
      • 6 - 7 a.m.
  • Fees and Discounts
    • $11 per person per session
      • Coupon books available.
      • $55 for six coupons (17% off regular rate)
  • Rules and Requirements
    • Helmet, mouth guard and face mask required.
    • Bring own pucks.
    • No clothing changes allowed inside building.
      • Please arrive dressed for the ice.

Schedule subject to change. Visit http://ice.blm.mn to view current schedule.

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

Adult Open Hockey 

Open to anyone age 18 and above. 

  • Dates and Times
    • Sundays 
      • 5 - 6:30 p.m.
      • June 13 - August 29
      • Must be age 18 or above
  • Fees and Discounts
    • $11 per person per session
      • Coupon books available.
      • $55 for six coupons (17% off regular rate)
  • Rules and Requirements
    • Helmet, mouth guard and face mask required.
    • Bring own pucks.
    • No clothing changes allowed inside building.
      • Please arrive dressed for the ice.

Schedule subject to change. Visit http://ice.blm.mn to view current schedule.

Figure Skaters – Pro's ice

Visit http://ice.blm.mn to view current schedule.

Cost: $11 per person per hour

Open Skating

  • Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., June 8 - August 24 (no skating on July 13)
  • Sundays, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m., June 20 - August 29
    • All participants must be able to skate by themselves – no one may be carried.
    • Schedule subject to change.
    • Visit http://ice.blm.mn to view current schedule.  

Cost

  • Adults: $5
  • Students 17 and under: $4
  • Coupon Book: $20 (6 coupons for use by adults or students)
  • Skate rental: Not currently available
  • Skate sharpening: $6

Bloomington Skate School

The Bloomington Ice Garden Skate School offers skating lessons year round. View the 2020-2021 BIG Skate School Brochure and Schedule for a complete list of session dates, class times and prices. 

Online registration is required - click here  

Registration deadline is 10 a.m. the day prior to the first day of class for 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

  • Big Entrance - Night
  • BIG Vestibule - New 2020
  • Skating at BIG 1
  • Figure Skating at BIG 1
  • Monument sign at Ice Garden
  • Zamboni at Ice Garden
  • Jefferson & Kennedy Logos at Ice Garden
  • Hockey players at Ice Garden
  • BIG Entrance - Day 2020
  • Skating Competition Signage at Ice Garden
  • Skating Medalists at Ice Garden 1
  • Skating Medalists at Ice Garden 2
  • Pano of ice at Ice Garden
  • Skate School 2020 with Masks
  • BIG Figure Skaters
  • BIG Scoreboard - New 2019