In many ways, winter is the most romantic time of year. The snow is sparkling, nights are longer, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This season, spend quality time with your special someone at the second annual Winter SKOLstice at Viking Lakes, an event series with the perfect blend of cozy, winter fun.
During Winter SKOLstice, the Viking Lakes’ retail, sports, and hotel spaces are transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland, perfect for an evening with a special someone. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to show off your moves, ice skating under the stars is a great date night activity, and the Winter SKOLstice rink has plenty of space to glide across the ice—plus nearby bonfire pits to keep you warm. Just don’t forget to bring your skates!
If skating isn’t your thing, you can also explore Winter SKOLstice’s newest addition, the Minnesota Ice Maze! Together, you and your date can wind through hallways of rainbow lights and glittering ice. The maze is a fun challenge to navigate and a beautiful backdrop for Instagram-worthy photos. Be sure to reserve tickets in advance.
Warm up around the outdoor bonfire pits or cuddle up inside the Warming Haus, where you can impress your date at Trivia Night and relax to the sound of live music. The comfy couches and ambient candlelight set the mood perfectly.
You can also impress your date with dinner at Kyndred Hearth, Omni Viking Lakes Hotel’s on-site restaurant. With a menu curated by James Beard award-winning chef Ann Kim, you can try dishes that range from squid-ink bucatini to a Korean fried chicken sandwich. After dinner, spend some time chatting in Keras, the hotel’s intimate craft cocktail lounge. Sip high-end wines, sample local tap beer, and of course, refreshing mixed drinks.
While dinner and a movie are a classic date night, why not switch things up and try something new? As the most romantic day of the year approaches, it’s the perfect time to make winter memories with your partner at Winter SKOLstice.
Winter SKOLstice is open through Feb. 19, 2023. Check the website for up-to-date information related to weather and activity availability.