Parks and Recreation update on Executive Order 20-99
Updated Dec. 30, 2020
On Dec. 16, Gov. Tim Walz extended the pause of certain activities to slow the spread of COVID-19. The pause has the most impact on parks and recreation facilities and programs. The city will continue sending announcements and changes to all current city services, meetings and operations if/when they are deemed necessary. If you'd like to get email notifications, register for InTouch and select the "HealthEast Sports Center" or "Recreation Programs/Events" lists.
View Executive Order 20-99
View the HealthEast Sports Center COVID-19 guidelines
HealthEast Sports Center Building
HealthEast Sports Center (HSC) is closed to walk-in traffic.
Outdoor Refrigerated Rink
The outdoor refrigerated skating rink at HealthEast Sports Center is now open. Daily hours are noon to 8 p.m. Ice maintenance and weather conditions may alter this schedule. Hockey sticks and pucks are prohibited. Skate rental is not currently available. There will be no access to the rink through the facility, and skaters may not enter the building. Skaters can access the rink and parking lot on the east side of the facility. Benches will be placed near the rink for users. For daily updates on the outdoor rink and ice conditions, please call the Parks and Recreation weather line at 651-714-3569.
Open Programs and Athletics
Open Programs: HSC is open to very limited programming following Executive Order 20-103, size limits, and COVID-19 precautions. Open walk/run takes place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to noon; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m.
Per Executive Order 20-103, face coverings MUST be worn by all persons at all times. Please maintain 12-foot physical distance from non-household members. Participants must check in at the front desk prior to entering the field house. Walking/running is the only activity allowed during this time. Playing with children and other training activities are not currently allowed.
Hockey Live-streaming: Live-stream is up and running! Youth and high school hockey games in the east and west rinks at HealthEast Sports Center (HSC) will be live-streamed via MNHockey.TV, whenever possible. Find more information on the Ice Arenas page.
Madison's Place Playground
Madison's Place Playground remains open, however, the city does not have the resources to sanitize the playgrounds and park amenities. The city discourages the public from using park amenities such as playgrounds, benches and picnic tables.