Breezy Ice Arena is a full-sized dedicated ice arena that is open year-round. It is used by a couple of local hockey teams and figure-skating clubs. There are numerous camps held throughout the summer for budding hockey or skating stars.
Breezy Point Guests receive a coupon with their welcome packet for admission to an open skate time. Skate rental is available at the pro shop, as is sharpening and anything else you’d expect from a skate pro shop.
Ice skating is a Minnesota tradition, and even in the summer months this is a fun diversion from the outdoors. We are not a "hockey family," and skating is still somewhat new to our family. I did not grow up here, so ice skating is new to me. Regardless, it is fun to try, and this is a nice place to give it a try.
Wear a sweatshirt or bring a jacket, because the arena gets cold. Having some gloves would be helpful as well. As we didn’t have gloves along, before we left the unit, my wife creatively grabbed some pairs of sport socks for our kids to wear on their hands. They came in very handy in the cool ice-skating climate in that building.
People were there of all levels of skating. There were other families from the resort skating for their first or second time. There was a young boy who had brought all his hockey gear and was clearly learning quickly to play this sport. There were a couple of youngsters who were quite good at figure skating. There were also a couple of guys (maybe from the community) who were skating laps for fitness. Regardless of our inexperience, we certainly didn’t feel out of place and had fun trying, falling, and trying again.