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Bloomington Ice Garden


Bloomington Ice Garden


As a city that was built out in the 1950s and 1960s, Bloomington has many facilities that need to be upgraded or replaced. That is why the City is proposing a long-term plan, called Bloomington Forward, to invest in local projects that support health, wellness, athletics and recreation.

The state legislature has authorized the City to present a half-percent sales tax option to help pay for Bloomington Ice Garden renovations, a new Community Health and Wellness Center, and improvements to Moir/Central Park and the Nine Mile Creek corridor. Bloomington residents helped shape the plan, and will get a final say on the sales tax option during the general election on November 7.

Needed renovations at BIG include: New refrigeration and mechanical systems, new roof, better accessibility, and additional improvements to increase utilization and enhance the user experience, including seating and locker rooms. The estimated cost is $37.272 million. The City has received $2.272 million from the State of Minnesota for predesign work. 

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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.

Special Events, Parties, and Meetings

Think BIG for your meetings and celebration events! 

Bloomington Ice Garden offers packages for birthdays and other special events, and room rentals for meetings of all kinds. 

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