Summer 2024

With the (non) Winter of 2024 now done, we are working on various summer activities from indoor ice rinks to karting on dirt and other events.

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The Karting on Ice Experience

Will there even be a season with these warmer temps?

We’ll have a season, it’ll just be shorter than previous. Jan and Feb temps will drop and the change in the Sun’s incidence angle will help a lot too.

Once the daytime temps settle in that lower range we’ll be able to start building out, beginning of January is looking pretty good so far.

What are the karts like?

With powerful 460cc engines, and carbide studded ice tires these karts are unlike anything you have driven before.

Gokarting newbies and racing pros alike are sure to enjoy the challenges of ice karting with plenty of power for long, lurid powerslides that will make you look like a drift king.



How much does it cost?

Cost per driver is $79.97 + MN sales tax. There are no additional booking fees, helmet rental is included at no extra charge.

We ask that customers plan for their visit to last approx one hour to cover safety briefing, track time (20mins), and warm up.

We also offer hourly private track rental. This grants exclusive access to the karts and track for a customized, private experience.

Although there is no minimum required number of drivers for private rental, it’s typically best for groups between 8-15 for each hour.

 Contact us to get your special event reserved.

Where are you located?

We’re just off 35N about 20min north of the cities at Running Aces Casino, Hotel and Racetrack.

If you need directions we can easily be found via your favorite navigation app.


When does the season start and end?

Weather permitting, the first sessions will be held on Thursday January 11th 2024

The reservation system will open for gift voucher holders on Jan 1st
On Jan 11th the reservation system will open to the general public.

Bookings usually fill in a matter of days once they open, so once you know your desired dates we recommend you book ASAP. Scroll down and signup for the (no spam) early access email list so you don’ t miss out.
The season typically runs from Jan until March and we will run as many sessions as we can.

When are you open?

We are open from Thursday to Sunday (Additional days and times are available for private and corporate groups)

Hours of operation:

Thursday & Friday 5PM until 9PM
Saturday and Sunday 12PM until 9PM
(Other hours available by appointment)

Prebooking is strongly recommended as walk-up availability tends to be very limited.

What are the requirements to drive?

The minimum age is 12 years old and drivers must also be a minimum height of 4′ 10″.

All drivers must be able to reach and competently operate the controls. The karts have adjustability to assist in this.

A safety briefing is given before your session where you can also ask any questions you may have.

Maximum weight guideline is around 280lbs, however with how body proportions vary, it’s best to have larger drivers sit in a kart to asses safety and comfort.

Impaired driving will not be tolerated. This is a high risk activity.

Do you have options for larger groups?

Of course! We are proud to have welcomed many private and corporate groups from all over the midwest.

We offer larger groups an opportunity to book the track and facility exclusively, contact us with your needs and we will create a custom event for you.

What do I need to bring and wear?

Dress warm and dress dry as if you are going to any other outdoor winter activity such as snow tubing, skiing or snowmobiling: Windproof gloves, snow pants, winter boots and a warm jacket are highly recommended.

Full face DOT (Or higher) spec helmets are required. We have sanitized helmets available at no extra charge.

Are pets permitted?

For the safety of your pets and our patrons, pets are not permitted on the premises.

I have a question that is not answered here. How can I get that answered?

We love talking to our fans and customers! Reach out to us at the contact form down below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible! 

Contact Us

Contact Information


Running Aces Casino, Hotel and Racetrack, 15201 Running Aces Blvd, Columbus, MN 55025



Our Story..

Epic Kart Racing is a family owned business based in Minnesota.

Using our experience in the “regular” gokarting industry, our goal is to craft unique karting experiences that are super fun for everyone, but still challenging for seasoned racers.

In December 2019 we floated the idea of Karting on Ice to the people of Minnesota via social media.
The reaction was incredible with over 2million views on our intro video of which over 2000 people signed up for the early access email list.

We were on our way…. or so we thought.

It turned out that even with our experience and connections in karting, securing a suitable location along with required permits and insurance was going to be an uphill battle with a few false starts.

Fast forward to early February 2021 (It’s OK to skip 2020, right?) with everything locked-in, we moved in to Washington County Fairgrounds. We managed to squeeze two weekends of running before the season ended.

Jan to March 2022 saw our first full season of operation which combined with a flurry of media attention lead to us making a series on on-the-fly changes to keep up with demand.

2023 saw the project take some big leaps with an extended 1600ft track spanning a variety of bends, electronic timing, kart performance upgrades and more.

2024 brings us to a new location at Running Aces Casino, Hotel and Racetrack.

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