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Warming house volunteers needed

It’s feeling chilly out there. Time to sharpen up those skates or maybe step up to the warming house? 

With a total of 33 rinks at 13 locations throughout the city, there’s plenty of outdoor ice activity in Bloomington. Ice houses provide skaters a warm place to rest and restroom facilities. 

Warming house season runs from around mid-December to mid-February, weather permitting. Volunteers open and close many of the City’s warming houses, but some have paid staff. Typically, warming house attendants earn $10.85 – $11.55 per hour and work 20 – 40 hours per week. While many warming house attendants and volunteers are avid skaters, skating skills are not needed. However, the ability to shovel walkways is a requirement. All volunteers must complete a background check and volunteer training online (or contact staff to make other arrangements.) The process can usually be completed within a few days. For information, visit or call 952-563-8877.