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Minnesota Ice Arenas

A look inside some of Minnesota's most hallowed ice arenas with a brief history and photos of each.  It's not only the players and teams that make Minnesota's hockey history unique, but also the buildings that housed them.  Can you name the team(s) that once called these buildings home, or still do?

We will feature new rinks - as we visit and photograph them personally. Our goal is to feature EVERY rink in Minnesota built prior to the year 1980, and a few others that we deem historically significant based on the building history, or the teams that play(ed) within these barns.

* Click on rink image(s) below for more information/images on each

Minnesota City

Year Opened

Arena/Rink Name*

Albert Lea

1974

Apple Valley

1976

Austin

1976

Blaine

1998

Bloomington

1970

Burnsville

1972

Coleraine

1962

Cottage Grove

1974

Crookston

1937

Duluth

1972

Edina

1965

Elk River

1972

Eveleth

1922

Faribault

1967

Farmington

1976

Fergus Falls

1975

Forest Lake

1979

Fridley

1968

Grand Rapids

1962

Hallock

1974

Hopkins

1964

Hoyt Lakes

1970

International Falls

1968

Litchfield

1973

Maplewood

1962

Minneapolis

1895

Minneapolis

1899

Minneapolis

1924

Minneapolis 

1928

Minneapolis

1973

Minneapolis

1974

Minneapolis 

1993

Minneapolis

2002

Minnetonka

1970

New Hope

1975

Owatonna

1973

Richfield

1971

Rochester

1968

Roseville

1969

Shoreview

1974

St. Paul

1932

St. Paul (South)

1962

St. Paul

1967

St. Paul (North)

1969

St. Paul

1971

St. Paul

1973

St. Paul

1973

St. Paul

1973

St. Paul

1974

St. Paul

1975

St. Paul

2000

Stillwater

1971

Thief River Falls

1936

Thief River Falls

1970

Warroad

1993

White Bear Lake

1926

White Bear Lake

1973

Willmar

1979

Windom

1975