While the cold sticks around, there’s still plenty of fun to have in the great outdoors. The good news is you won’t have to go far to explore a Minnesota winter, just don’t forget your wool socks. The following winter activities may help you find a reason to embrace the frost.
Centennial Lakes Park
After celebrating its 27th annual Winter Ice Festival in January, Edina favorite Centennial Lakes Park is still a winter "hot spot." Families can warm up in the warming house with treats after an afternoon of skating on the groomed lake. “We see people coming back year after year because of the uniqueness of the rink, and being on the lake really appeals to people,” says park manager Tom Shirley. The park is keeping their fingers crossed for a long skating season. “We’re hoping for more of a traditional Minnesota winter this year.” edinamn.gov
- Admission is free and skate rentals are $6
- Mid-December until the weather allows
- Monday-Friday 4–9:30 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Sundays noon–9:30 p.m.
- Sunset Yoga: Tuesdays 7–8:15 p.m.; $12, mats provided, Ages 14+, children 14 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult
- Winter Moon Wonderland: Thursday February 1, 7–8:30 p.m.; $6; Ages 6+, Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult
- Annual pass for all parks: $75; All ages
- Tuesday, February 6; 6:30–8 p.m.; Richardson Nature Center; All ages, children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult