Bud King Ice Arena

2018/2019 SEASON

The Bud King Ice Arena is a multi-million dollar renovation project that was created through a partnership between the City of Winona and the Winona Area Youth Hockey Association (WAYHA). Under a management agreement between the two organizations, the City is responsible for maintaining and operating the facility and WAYHA is responsible for programming. This public/private partnership has produced a new indoor ice refrigeration system and outdoor ice rink that overlooks the beautiful Mississippi River.  

For information regarding the ice arena facility, contact the City of Winona at (507) 457-8258 or email [email protected]

For information pertaining to open skate times, skating lessons, and hockey programs, please visit the WAYHA website at http://winona.pucksystems2.com/  or email  [email protected]







Drop-in hockey gives players the chance to participate in real game situations. Games are self-officiated; players divide into two teams and scrimmage following USA hockey rules. Helmets are required-all other gear is strongly recommended.


  • Men and women ages 18 and older
  • Bud King Ice Arena, 670 East Front Street, Winona, MN. Games will be played on the outdoor rink with the indoor scheduled as backup.
  • Play begins Tuesday, January 30 and ends Thursday, March 29, 2018. Noon hockey availability may be affected because of holiday breaks or other scheduled arena activity-check the WAYHA calendar for specifics.
  • $3.00 Daily or $30.00 season membership (includes all noon hockey, public hockey, and public skate times.) Players must pay for session in advance or hold a current arena membership. Memberships are sold online at www.cityofwinona.com or purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office inside City Hall. 


Public skating is a fun filled atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. Public skating sessions begin in November and run thru March. The arena is a great place to bring a youth group, birthday party, or reward your employees with a company outing. Public sessions are subject to a capacity limit.  Paid admissions begin 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the session.

Check the Winona Area Hockey Association’s website for open public skate and open hockey skate at http://winona.pucksystems2.com/

We accept CASH and CHECK. We do not currently accept credit cards.
Admission $3.00 per person
Skate Rental $1.00 per person Skate Sizes range from Child Sizes 8-5 and Adult 6-14
Season passes are available for $30 per person – Click for more information or to purchase online

Host your next event at the Bud King Ice Arena, a perfect place for birthday parties, school outings, and youth groups. Time subject to availability, please call ahead for more information.
Phone: 507-457-8258 Email: [email protected]


Before you arrive…
Dress appropriately, the rink is chilly so don’t forget your sweatshirt or jacket. Helmets (hockey or bicycle), elbow and kneepads are strongly recommended but not required. Gloves are a good idea as well, not only will they keep your hands warm but protect you from the sharp skate blades.  Also, don’t forget to wear long pants and one pair of socks that come above the ankle.

  • Once you are at the rink…
    Follow the Arena Staff and Skate Guard directions and requests.
  • Skates must be worn on the ice, no shoes.
  • Both hockey and figure skates are available for rent. We do not have doubled bladed skates or skate aids for beginning skaters.
  • Please skate with the flow of traffic.
  • Open Hockey: helmets are required for under 18 years old and strongly recommended for 18 and up. Hockey pads/gear is additionally recommended.
  • No carrying of young children while skating.
  • There are a limited number of skating aids available by request.
  • No hockey sticks or pucks are permitted during the public open skate.


$30 per person

Good for all public skate, public hockey and noon skate

Season Passes are now for sale! Passes are good for all public skate times at the Bud King Arena including Winter Break and Spring Break. Go to the Winona Area Youth Hockey Association website to view the public skate times. 


  • In-person at City Hall, Parks & Recreation Office, Suite 105, 207 Lafayette Street
  • Online at www.cityofwinona.com/bud-king-ice-arena/

View the open skate schedule and learn about other skating opportunities by visiting the hockey association website at  www.winona.pucksystems2.com


Celebrate your birthday at the “coolest” spot in Winona. With two full-size rinks and expansive views of the Mississippi River, Bud King is a great party venue. The entire arena is reserved for you! Feel free to bring in your own party decorations and supplies and don’t forget the cake! The commons area is conveniently located adjacent to the ice so your guests can comfortably watch or choose to play. Choose between a skating party or a hockey party, and our skilled birthday party coordinators will arrange all the details.

All parties or rentals take place during non-public skating sessions. For more information on scheduling, please call the Winona Parks and Recreation Office at (507) 457-8258.


Private organization / Birthday- $125.00 per two-hour session
Club, public organization, non-profit- $100 per two-hour session