Maple Grove hosts a variety of events all year long. Our convenient location offers quick, easy access to all areas of the Twin Cities metro and beyond, so it’s a great place to stay while you’re here for just about any event.
One of the great qualities of Minnesota is that we have four seasons, which means four seasons of different activities to be enjoyed! This winter go snow tubing or cross country skiing at Elm Creek Park Reserve, try your hand at Crokicurl in Central Park, or take a whirl on ice around the Central Park Skating Loop.
Featured Winter Events
Elm Creek – Winter Sports
The Winter Recreation Area at Elm Creek features a lighted tubing hill with lifts and snowmaking, a beginner-level downhill ski and snowboard hill and almost 18K of cross-country ski trails.
Central Park – Crokicurl
What is Crokicurl? This game is a large-scale hybrid of curling and the board game Crokinole which was first played in Winnipeg, Canada. Crokinole is a game in which the players take turns to flick a small disc on a circular board into the center hole. In the Crokicurl version rocks are used instead of discs which are similar to a curling stone and it is played on an octagon shaped sheet of ice.
The first in Minnesota Crokicurl is a game for all ages and is free to the public. The rink is located next to the great lawn at Central Park, users are welcome to stop by anytime and play. The rules and the hybrid curling rocks are available on site.
Central Park – Skating Loop
The ice loop is a 810 foot long and 20 foot wide trail designed for pleasure skating. The loop has refrigerated ice, and if you stay long enough, you might get a chance to see the Zamboni drive by.
Main Street – Hometown Holiday Celebration
Bundle up and slide on over to Main Street in Arbor Lakes for Hometown Holiday Celebration with Sleigh Bells and Sparkle Parade! Enjoy free horse-drawn trolley rides and music! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and tell them what you want for Christmas this year!
Main Street – Sleigh Bells & Sparkle Parade
The Sleigh Bells & Sparkles Parade starts at 5PM and watch Santa as the end of the parade magically light up the Main Street Christmas Tree. This event is free and open to the public.
Fish Lake – Polar Plunge
Do you dare to take the plunge? Participate in the 15th annual Polar Plunge on Fish Lake Saturday, February 4th. If you don’t feel like taking a chilly dip, watch the action and hike around Fish Lake on snowshoes.
Central Park – Wonders of Winter
If you don’t know which winter sport is your favorite, attend the Wonders of Winter in Central Park, Saturday, February 4th to try TONS of classic and new winter sports. It’s free to try them all and equipment is provided by the Maple Grove Parks & Recreation. During this annual winter celebration, there will be kite flying, s’mores on the skating loop, a scavenger hunt, and more. Food trucks and warm drinks will be onsite.
Not too sure about the cold weather? Then plan your indoor shopping, dining, and entertainment in Maple Grove. Try a Shanty Town beer at Omni Brewing Co. that boasts a robust calendar of events or a new bourbon or cocktail at Brick & Bourbon. Maple Grove is home to numerous spas, salons, and businesses that focus on the art of relaxation, as well as the family friendly Venetian Water park, Dave & Busters, and Sundance Entertainment center, Maple Grove has it all!
More Maple Grove Experiences
Read on to discover events and activities to add to your calendar. There are lots of “don’t miss” opportunities, so get ready to have a great time.