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Life in Cold Air

Winter SKOLstice

Life in Fresh Air happens all year at Viking Lakes - come join us this winter!

January 6, 2023 - February 19, 2023

Winter Fun at Viking Lakes

Winter SKOLstice is back for its second year, with a new addition of The Minnesota Ice Maze! We have fun for all ages and skill levels, from competition sports, to learning something new on the ice, to enjoying the winter atmosphere on the trails. 

Event Dates: January 6, 2023 - February 19, 2023

Event Times: Monday through Friday, 4pm - 10pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 10pm

Parking: All attendee and participant parking will be in the Innovation Center Parking Ramp and the adjacent TCO Clinic parking lot in the center part of campus. Parking is free.


Campus Map

Directions: 2645 Vikings Circle, Eagan, MN 55121. If coming from the west, take Vikings Parkway past Viking Lakes Innovation Center and turn left onto Vikings Circle. If coming from the east, take O'Neill Road to Ames Crossing Road (left) and turn right onto Vikings Parkway. 

Parking: There will be free daily public during Winter SKOLstice & the Minnesota Ice Maze. Parking is available in the Parking Ramp by the Vikings Museum and surface lot by Twin Cities Orthopedics Eagan Clinic.

Warming Haus/Skating: On the south side of the hotel, just outside of Kyndred Hearth, a 40' x 100'  Warming Haus is located steps off the sidewalk overlooking the ponds, you can't miss it. The 30' x 60' ice skating rink is located on the hotel's front lawn, just off Nordic Way.

Pond Hockey/Curling: The north pond between TCO Performance Center and Omni Viking Lakes Hotel will feature both ice hockey and curling. Access to the pond can be via the staircase from the hotel's back patio, or the trails from Legends Crossing (if coming from the parking areas).

Public Transportation

Viking Lakes and Minnesota Ice have partnered with Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) on increasing their public bus transportation schedule via Route 436 to Winter SKOLstice this winter.

46th Street Light Rail Station, Gate I
3686 E 46th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel
2611 Nordic Way, Eagan, MN 55121

Bus Route Information

Weekday Schedule:

  • Click HERE for schedule.

Weekend Schedule:

  • Click HERE for schedule.

Route 436 Website:

  • Click HERE for more information.