Roseville’s own John Rose Minnesota OVAL went head-to-head with some of the most iconic ice rinks in the country - and we iced the competition!
The OVAL is the winner in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Ice Skating Rink.
The OVAL finished first, beating out 19 other nominees there were selected by an expert panel. The public was then asked to vote for the rink that provided a “superior ice skating experience.”
Other rinks that rounded out the top five are Curry Village Ice Rink at Yosemite National Park; The Boston Common Frog Pond; Frankenmuth Ice Rink in Michigan’s Little Bavaria; and Ice on Main in Greenville, South Carolina.
The national recognition comes as the OVAL celebrates its 30th season.
The OVAL is the largest refrigerated outdoor sheet of ice in North America and draws elite athletes and amateur skaters from around the region and the nation.
"The OVAL is truly a unique facility and is important to so many skaters and athletes in the Roseville Community, through Minnesota and beyond."
– Matthew Johnson, Parks & Recreation Director
Click here for the OVAL's public skate schedule and more!