Community Center

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8055 Barbara Ave. East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

651-450-2480

Welcome to the Veterans Memorial Community Center, home of The Grove Aquatic & Fitness Center, two Ice Arenas and the Armory and National Guard Gymnasium.

The Community Center is in the heart of Inver Grove Heights, offering a place for fun, fitness and families! Enjoy swimming in our water park, working out in our fitness center, skating in our arenas, playing in our Gymnasium and participating in many of our programs.

We have something for everyone, no matter the age or the fitness ability. Anyone can access the facility at any time during building hours (below) for a daily admission fee (or by purchasing a membership). We also offer a 10-visit pass. Learn more about daily admission rates on each of our facilities amenity pages (sidebar and below)

Anyone can also become a member. Membership includes free access to the facilities amenities, as well as discounts on several programs and activities offered through the Community Center.  Learn more about membership rates, benefit and policies.

We want our facility to be a place of fun and inclusiveness for everyone. Please view our Community Center Code of Conduct.

Regular Building Hours

March 1 - June 6, 2019

Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Spring Break: March 23-31 

Click here for Spring Break full schedule - March 23-31

The Indoor Water Park will have extended hours during March 23-31. View Aquatics Page for rates

  • Morning Swim (Water Features are OFF) will be available Mondays and Saturdays from 9-11 a.m.
  • Note: The Indoor Lap Pool/Dive Well will be closed for Renovations

Open Skate will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. during most of Spring Break (View Open Skate Page for rates)

  • Open Youth Hockey (Ages 13-17) will be available most days during Spring Break from 2:50-3:50 p.m.
  • Open Youth Hockey (Ages 6-12) will be available most days during Spring Break from 4-5 p.m.

Open Gym will be available each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30-6 p.m.

Fitness Center is open during Community Center regular building hours

Non-School Day Camps

We are excited to bring back two special Day Camps just for Spring Break 2019! KidsCreate and Revolutionary Sports are the themes this year! Check out the Non-School Days page for details and to get registered.

The Grove's Aquatic & Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The Grove' State-of-the-Art Fitness Center offers a large fitness area with a free weight area, strength and cardio equipment; Three fitness studios, including a group cycle room and a TRX room; Over 60 drop-in fitness classes per week; and an Indoor Walking Track that is 1/16 of a mile long, circling above the fitness center. We also provide locker rooms (Men, Women, Family) and saunas for men and one for women.

Visit The Grove's Fitness Center's page for additional details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

Aquatic Center: Indoor Pool and Water Park

**The Lap Pool and Dive well will be CLOSED from Wed., Feb. 27 through Fri., April 5 for renovations**

Renovations will include:

  • Resurfacing the entire pool shells in both the lap pool and dive well
  • Testing the gutters and piping system for leaks and making any necessary repairs in both pools
  • Repairing the stainless-steel gutters and steps in both pools
  • Performing regular annual maintenance and cleaning

It will reopen by 6 a.m. Sat., April 6. The Indoor Water Park and whirlpool will still be open during its regular operating hours.

The Grove's Aquatic Center includes an Indoor Water Park, an 8-lane lap pool and a diving well with 1m and 3m diving boards. The Indoor Water Park includes a large play structure with splash features, two small and two large water slides and other great water features. The Water Park offers Morning Swim (water features off) and Open Swim (water features on). A Lifeguard is always on duty during these times. 

The lap pool is used for adult lap swim, family open swim and swimming lessons.

Visit The Grove's Aquatic Center's page for details on hours (the Lap Pool has different hours than the Water Park), fees, activities and programs.

Ice Arenas and Turf

The Community Center offers two sheets of ice (from Mid-October to February; one sheet all year round) and an indoor turf (from early March to mid-October). Open Skate and Open Hockey are available, as well as a Learn to Skate program, an Indoor Walking program (only part of the year) and rentals.

Visit the Ice Arenas/indoor Turf page  for details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

National Guard Gymnasium

The Community Center is home to the National Guard Training Center, which houses a 9,000 square foot Gymnasium. It contains two basketball hoops, pickleball courts and the capability to host events with a kitchen, tables and chairs to rent.

Visit the National Guard Gymnasium's page for details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

Membership

Become a member and receive free access to all of our amenities any time (during building hours) and discounts on several programs and activities we offer. Learn more about membership benefits, rates and how to sign-up!