Winter, and especially the cold temperatures, have truly come to the Sioux Falls Area! While the colder temps might not be the most fun, they do bring the ability to join in on a fun winter activity: skating! 

There are a few different ice skating opportunities in the Sioux Falls Area! Learn how to get involved in this fun winter sport this year!

We don’t list any lakes or ponds in the list below. But if you do go ice skating on a lake/pond, make sure to think about ice safety. Read what the Outdoor Campus has to say about safety on the ice here!

If sledding is more your style, make sure to check out the top sledding hills in the Sioux Falls Area!

Ice Skating Around Sioux Falls!

Sioux Falls Parks and Rec

The Sioux Falls Parks and Rec department maintains six outdoor ice rinks in Sioux Falls during the winter. This year, the rinks are tentatively set to open on January 22nd! Each rink has a warming house, vending machines, and limited ice skate rentals available. 

The parks with ice skating rinks are Campus Park, Frank Olson Park, McKennan Park, Memorial Park, Sherman Park, and Tuthill Park.

Sioux Falls Parks and Rec makes it easy to give ice skating a try. Skate for fun or play a game of hockey out on the ice! 

Check out their website for openings/closures, hours of operation, and any additional information you may need. Follow them on social media to learn about special events, skate rental deals, and closures. 

Scheels IcePlex 

The Scheels IcePlex has so much to offer! Of course, you can find hockey and figure skating out on the ice, but it is also open to the public! Check out their open skate times, homeschool skate times, cosmic skate, and year-round events. 

If you don’t have your own skates, no worries! The IcePlex offers rentals at a minimal charge. The IcePlex offers birthday party packages as well. 

 If you want to learn how to skate, check out the classes offered by the Sioux Falls Figuring Skating Club

Brookings: Larson Ice Center

Located north of Sioux Falls in Brookings is the Larson Ice Center. This center, run by the Brookings Parks and Rec, offers plenty of open skate hours, along with skate rentals. Make sure to confirm hours/availability before heading up, as the schedule can change. 

Ask about the private party rentals of the rink as well! 

Enjoy winter, ‘hood family!