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While Mpls. Rinks Won’t Be Maintained After Sunday, The Ice Isn’t Off Limits

The outdoor ice skating season officially ends Sunday on the 47 outdoor rinks operated by the Minneapolis Parks Board.

03/01/2015

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Minneapolis Ice Rinks Closing Sunday

Outdoor rinks in Minneapolis will be closing Sunday. The Park and Recreation Board says all warming houses and 47 rinks will close. Rink conditions have begun to deteriorate, and prolonged use of the ones sitting on athletic fields can hurt field conditions for spring programs.

02/28/2015

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Skating Rinks, Ice Castle Set To Welcome 2015

With the latest round of subzero temperatures in Minnesota — along with New Year’s promise of at least a few more long months of winter weather — there is at least one piece of good news. Some ice skating rinks in Minneapolis are set to open this week.

12/31/2014

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Lace ‘Em Up: Ice Rinks To Open In Mpls. Parks

After a mild December, the recent cold weather has allowed the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board crews to open ice rinks beginning Wednesday.

12/30/2014

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Some Mpls. Ice Rinks To Open By New Year

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board says there’s just one thing keeping them from opening ice rinks in the city — the weather. City officials say park crews require temperatures at 20 degrees or below non-stop for 10-straight days in order to make ice to open their 47 rinks.

12/19/2014

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Ice Rinks Grapple With Mandatory, Possibly Spendy Switch

When Bantam hockey players step onto the rink at Plymouth Ice Center for a weekend regional tournament, the surface they’ll skate on is very real. The ice is silky smooth as slippery to boot. It’s in the compressor room at the center where the R-22 refrigerant makes its magic.

02/28/2014

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Businesses Bitten By Sub-Zero Streak

The cold is keeping people away from what makes winter in Minnesota wonderful. Outdoor ice rinks are free for people to use, but below-zero wind chills are keeping them away. For businesses that count on snow to turn a profit, the string of days below zero has impacted the bottom line.

02/10/2014

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Ice Rinks Are Back Open In Minneapolis

City officials said Monday that all ice rinks in Minneapolis are back open. That means kids can get back on the ice for skating and hockey as long as they can handle the cold weather.

01/14/2013

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Mpls. Ice Rinks Close Due To Warm Weather, Rain

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) has temporarily closed all of its outdoor ice rinks due to uncooperative weather conditions.

01/11/2013

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Ice Rinks Opening In Minneapolis Parks

Minneapolis Parks and Recreation crews will begin opening rinks Wednesday.

12/24/2012

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Best Places To Go Ice Skating In Minnesota

The state of Minnesota enjoys unlimited opportunities for ice skating. There is a respectable balance of places to go for tuning those skating skills and the Land of 10,000 Lakes has everything going for it in the ice department.

11/10/2012

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Minneapolis Ice Rinks To Close Tuesday

It was a beautiful day to spend some time outside on the ice. Unfortunately, we’ll have fewer places to do that.

02/19/2012

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Weather Forces Mpls To Close Outdoor Ice Rinks

Several cities across the state are playing it safe this unusually warm winter and keeping people off the ice.

02/04/2012