Skip to main content

Mall of America's ice rink to stay open for longer due to popular demand

It had been scheduled to close on Jan. 27, but that's been pushed back.

The new ice rink at the Mall of America will stay open for a few weeks longer than originally planned due to popular demand.

The Mall of America announced on Thursday that its "Skate the Star" rink will not be closing until Feb. 18, having originally planned to close this Sunday.

The custom-built rink, the first-of-its-kind at the megamall, has been a huge success not just for the MOA, but also the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

That's because the MOA has donated 100 percent of its ice skate rental fees to the nonprofit, which has so far raised more than $75,000 since the rink opened on Dec. 8.

"Our goal with Skate the Star was to bring a new experience to our guests and to raise money and awareness for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities," said Jill Renslow, SVP of Business Development at Mall of America. 

"I’m so excited that we have surpassed all expectations with our first-ever ice rink. We are thrilled to be able to host this experience for a few more weeks and continue raising funds for such an important community partner."

Terryl Brumm, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs Twin Cities, said the money raised will be "transformational in advancing the programming we provide that changes lives."

The nonprofit provides activities and support for more than 9,000 young people in the Twin Cities.

If you want to try the ice rink at the MOA before it closes, you can find it at the North entrance, next to the Star sculpture.

Next Up

image

Gallery: Island cabin is one of northernmost homes for sale in MN

Want to buy one of the northernmost homes on the market in Minnesota?

Screen Shot 2022-09-30 at 4.54.42 PM

Charges: Houston men robbed Edina bank of $110,000

A third suspect has not yet been identified.

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys coming to Minnesota for 2023 tour

The rock band hasn't gone on tour in the United States since 2019.

Flickr - Menards store front - Mike Kalasnik

Multiple charges over protests after fatal Menards forklift incident

The charges range from trespassing, destruction of property and assault.

Life Link

Boy airlifted after being struck by driver in Elk River

The boy is reportedly a student at Spectrum High School.

Woodbury mn

Fortune's Top 25 places to live for families includes Woodbury

The media outlet says it analyzed 215,000 data points for almost 2,000 cities and towns across the U.S.

310727248_109188921966444_2076680989484337705_n

Iconic Dangerfield's Restaurant sells, with buyer planning new concept

Dangerfield's Restaurant quietly sold recently after more than 30 years in business.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Charges: Minneapolis shooter photographed 'lifeless' body before fleeing

Charges filed against an accomplice reveal new details about the death of Chante Williams.

Maple grove fire

5 youths are 'persons of interest' in Maple Grove greenhouse fire

Police say it's being investigated as a possible arson.

Dave Hutchinson

Dave Hutchinson has police license suspended for 30 days

The sheriff's suspension will begin on Nov. 22.

Related

An ice rink is coming to the Mall of America for the holidays

The rink will be free to the public, with proceeds from skate rentals donated.

The 'Skate the Star' ice rink is returning to Mall of America

The rink raises money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

M&M store

M&M's to open 'experiential store' at Mall of America

It will be one of only a handful of such stores in the world.

Cut-price Macy's Backstage opens at the MOA this week

Macy's has been increasing the number of its expansion stores.

American Girl to say goodbye to the Mall of America

The doll store is closing its MOA and Boston stores.

Peloton to move to a bigger space at the MOA

The pricey fitness equipment retailer is making a move at the MOA.

Mall of America

Mall of America is no longer behind on its mortgage payments

After becoming delinquent following the government shutdown, MOA has revamped its loan and is now current.