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Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL

The Guidant John Rose Minnesota OVAL opened in 1993 and it has established itself as one of Minnesota's most visible venues for national and international events.

The OVAL features the world's largest outdoor refrigerated ice sheet, with 110,000 square feet of concrete, 85 miles of refrigeration piping, and 800 tons of refrigerant. As many as 1,200 ice skaters have been on the OVAL surface at one time.


The facility continues to develop its summer programming with the addition of one of the Midwest's largest skate parks. The OVAL has hosted world cup and world championship speedskating events, world and national bandy championships, numerous national and regional speedskating events, the Red Bull Open Ice Pond Hockey World Finals, and the first ever Minnesota Wild outdoor practice.

State Investment

$1.9 Million (1992)
$500,000 (1994)


City of Roseville


  • 400-meter refrigerated speedskating track
  • Refrigerated hockey, public skating and bandy surface
  • Fitness room
  • Community room

Sports and Activities Served

  • Ice speedskating
  • Ice hockey
  • Public ice skating
  • Bandy
  • In-line hockey
  • In-line skating
  • In-line speedskating
  • Skateboarding
  • Largest New Year's Eve party in the Metro area
  • Rosefest activities

Photo Gallery

Guidant John Rose MN OVAL photos on Flickr.