Apple Valley is proud to offer 8 heated warming houses at 8 different Parks. Each of the houses has at least one hockey rink with nets and lights and one pleasure skating rink. The rinks are maintained (plowed, shaved, swept, watered) on a daily basis (Monday – Saturday), weather permitting. All houses are attended by a parks and recreation employee during regular hours of operation and are equipped with snow shovels, for public use in the event of light snow precipitation or accumulated ice shavings.
Weather related rink closures or early closings - will be posted on the webpage www.cityofapplevalley.org , facebook https://www.facebook.com, and the weather hotline (Dial 952.953.2399 – Dial 5) up to one hour prior to house openings. Rinks may close if temperatures soften the ice or if wind chill temperature reaches -20 degrees or if one inch of snow accumulates on the ice surface. One inch or more snow fall may take up to 48 hours to clear the rinks.