Updated MN Winter Indoor Walking Spaces

If the arctic deep freeze outside is making walking difficult or maybe even impossible to do here’s some ideas of indoor walking spaces in and around the Twin Cities in Minnesota.  If you live in another cold area you might look at similar locations in your community.  Be aware that many surfaces at malls and indoor walking tracks are not pole friendly.  Always check with the facility before you bring your poles.  But even if you have to do a vanilla walk it’s better than no walk at all!

Mall of America, Bloomington
60 E Broadway
Walking maps available or join the Mall Star Walking group

Shopping Malls                                                                                                         Most of the indoor shopping malls are open early for walking.  Check for the schedule and which doors are open.  Plan to leave your valuables at home and run in fast without your coat.   Burnsville, Eden Prairie, HarMar, Knollwood, Ridgedale, Rosedale and Northtown to name a few.

Minneapolis Skyways                                                                                         Get up and enjoy the view from the skyway system. Make it an adventure and be aware that some of them are not open past business hours.

Eagan Community Center                                                                                        If you’re a member the indoor track is free, otherwise there it is $3

Maple Grove Sports Dome
9880 Fernbrook Lane North.
Free. Check their schedule for available times

New Brighton Community Center
400 10th Street NW
M-F 6 am – 10 pm; Sat 8 am – 10 pm; Sun 8 am – 6 pm
Cost: $3 per time, drop in, walking only, pass cards available

Plymouth Creek Center Fieldhouse                                                             14800 34th Ave N.
Plymouthmn.gov for the schedule
Free walking there during the winter months, check schedule

The Oval, Roseville                                                                                                2661 Civic Center Dr                                                                                               Free, Check their online calendar, and call before going in case of last-minute changes. Be aware, the space is cold because it’s up behind the ice rink.

West St. Paul Sports Dome
1655 Livingston Ave
Open for walking Monday-Friday,  free
Hours are generally 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

More indoor walking from the Twin Cities Moms Website

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