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Braemar Arena is home to three indoor sheets of ice and one outdoor seasonal sheet of ice! We're a year-round facility and are home to several summer hockey camps, skating lessons, year-round weekend tournaments, adult leagues and public skating sessions.  

Our concession stand features local artisan foods that focus on healthy living to fuel our athletes' bodies after a workout. We feature Caribou Coffee and have an expansive selection of food and beverages to fit a variety of dietary needs. Our concession stand is open the majority of our business hours seven days a week.

Braemar Arena is conveniently located on the corridor of Interstate 494 and Highway169. This convenience makes us an ideal location for tournaments and special events. Braemar Arena is located in Braemar Park that includes Braemar Field, Courtney Fields Baseball Complex, and Braemar Golf Course and Braemar Golf Dome. This allows for multi-sport opportunities for the whole family in one area.  

Edina also is home to many hotels, fine restaurants, and many tourist attractions, making Braemar one of the top ice arena locations in the state.

To inquire about ice availability, email Facility Schedule Coordinator Corey McConnach or call him at 952-833-9518. Booked times are blocked out on the schedule.

West Arena

Our West Arena is Stadium Style arena home to the Edina Hornets High School Hockey teams, Da Beauty League summer pro league, State Tournaments, elite-level Figure Skating competitions and shows, and serves as a National Hockey League training facility. 

Built in 1965, the West Arena exhibits the rich history of the accomplishments of athletic success here in Edina. Historical timeline, artifacts and photos decorate the West Arena.  

In 2012 the Hornets’ Nest Locker Rooms were built in addition to retail space that currently hold General Sports and Velocity Training Center. General Sports provides skate sharpening and a variety of athletic equipment and spirit wear. 

West Arena Stats

  • 200 feet x 85 feet
  • Sand base
  • Indirect refrigeration
  • Zamboni resurfacer [Battery]
  • Locker Room Shower Access – Locker Room 1 and 2
  • Walking track- available for use during non-event times: 7.15 laps = 1 mile
  • 2,300 Seating Occupancy

East Arena

In 1969 a second sheet of ice known as “The Pavilion” was built. The Pavilion was designed to be a temporary structure that could later be removed for summer sports. In 1986 “The Pavilion” was transformed into a permanent facility and named “East Arena”

Today the East Arena is home to Braemar-City of the Lakes Figure Skating Club, Team Braemar precision skating team, and Braemar Skate School.  Historical accomplishments of these programs are displayed throughout this rink.

East Arena Stats

  • 200 feet x 85 feet
  • Sand base
  • Indirect refrigeration
  • Zamboni resurfacer [Battery]
  • 1,500 Seating Occupancy

South Arena

The South Arena opened in 1997. The arena features the achievements by the Edina Hockey Association players over the years.  The banners hanging throughout represent State Champions. The Cake Eater Trophy is also featured within this rink. 

South Arena Stats

  • 200 feet x 85 feet
  • Concrete base
  • Indirect refrigeration
  • Zamboni resurfacer [Battery]
  • Locker Room Shower Access
  • 1,500 Seating Occupancy

Backyard Rink

In 2014 the Backyard Rink was constructed nestled behind the East Arena. This ice is outdoors with a pavilion-style roof. The rink opens mid-November through mid-March. This space turns into a futsal court April through October. The futsal court was donated by the Edina Soccer Club. In the winter, spectators take advantage of the fire pit next to the rink. 

What is Futsal? 
The court is a sport court material. Futsal is a game similar to soccer that uses a smaller, heavier ball, and is on a smaller court that allows for more foot touches and encourages 1:1 competition. 

Backyard Rink Stats

  • 200 feet x 85 feet
  • Concrete base
  •  Indirect refrigeration
  • Zamboni resurfacer [Battery]
  • No Shower Access in Locker Rooms
  • No Seating available around rink
  • Bench Seating Surrounds Fire Pit Plaza