Outside Winter Things To Do In Minot

The best way to spend winter in North Dakota is outside! We’ve compiled our favorite winter things to do to fill your afternoon in Minot. For just a few dollars or completely free, these winter activities are perfect for the whole family!

You can skate under the twinkling lights at the Citizens Alley Pocket Ice Rink in Downtown Minot. The rink is nestled behind Guilty Sweets & Prairie Sky Breads, where you can warm up between laps with a cup of hot cocoa! This is a family-friendly outside skating opportunity that will make you feel like you’re in a movie! Bring your own skates to experience the fun! Double check rink availability here as local hockey practices and snowy weather closes the rink.


Play a game of hockey or skate on the four Minot Park District outdoor rinks. They take wonderful care of the outdoor rinks at Polaris Park, Roosevelt School, Perkett School, and Corbett Field. The rinks are free to use, and are open mid-December thru mid-February, check times and dates. https://minotparks.com/outdoor-rinks/


A hill full of snow and snow tubes is a recipe for a fast and furious downhill adventure. Souris Valley Golf Course is home to a sledding hill perfect for all ages. Glide down the beautifully groomed hill for as long as you would like! You can rent a tube from the Souris Valley Club House for only $5! https://minotparks.com/outdoor-rinks/


Take in the fresh air with freshly groomed trails and rolling hills! For only $7 you can rent skis or snowshoes from Minot Park District for an entire day! There are 3 freshly groomed ski trails in the city for you to explore: Bison Plant, Souris Valley Golf Course, and Oak Park. Cross-country skiing is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise.


Walk through the several parks in town. Breathe in the fresh crisp winter air and admire the snow covered branches along the paths. Woodland Trail takes you through a dirt-covered path that has floating bridges over the Souris River (30-40 mins). Oak Park is also located along the Souris River, surround yourself with the many oak trees, and get in touch with nature right in the heart of town. Meander through Roosevelt Park , which has two walkable paths on either side of the bridge crossing the river.

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