Bud King Ice Arena

Closed for the 19/20 season

Opening Day: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Closing Day: Monday, March 16, 2020 

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

For information regarding the ice arena facility, contact the City of Winona at (507) 457-8258.


670 East Front Street
Winona, MN  55987
(507) 454-7775


Hours vary, click for current schedule.


Skate rental $1
Public skate / hockey daily fee $3
Season skate pass $30
Skate sharpen $5
Skate sharpen (new skates) $10
Sharpen punch card (6 sharpens) $30
Rent the ice (1 hour) $125
Rent the ice Club/non-profit (1 hour) $100



Public skating is a fun filled atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. 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. Open 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 skate times at http://winona.pucksystems2.com/

We accept CASH and CHECK. We do not currently accept credit cards at the Bud King Ice Arena. 
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


YOUTH PUBLIC HOCKEY Ages 17 and under. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult
These sessions are designed for youth hockey players who want to skate with a stick, and a puck. Different than a Public Skate session where all-ages can skate for pleasure, skaters during Open Hockey sessions can work on their individual skating, stick/puck handling skills, or play small hockey games with their friends.
Nets and pucks are provided.
Helmets with face shield are required.

Adult Open Hockey is an opportunity for players 18 years of age and up to practice hockey skills on the ice. 
Nets and pucks are provided.
Helmets are required.

All-ages pleasure skating for fun and fitness. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Skate rental size availability may be limited.
No sticks or pucks.


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. 
  • Please skate with the flow of traffic.
  • Public 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 

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

View the Public 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 or email at [email protected].  Reservations require a minimum of 2 weeks prior to event to coordinate staffing and rink availability.