The all-day celebration of Minnesota’s official sport is underway across the State of Hockey on Saturday. Outdoor hockey is at its finest at picturesque Handke Pit in Elk River. Mayor John Dietz says it’s a special venue with a lot of history. “You know, it’s kind of a rebirth of how the sport was born. It’s just a unique type of thing,” Dietz said.
A siren wails on a frozen Lake Nokomis, signaling the half-way point in a fast-paced game. Blue skies and bright sun greet nearly 2,000 pond hockey faithful. Over the next few days, they will play like they did as kids. According to tournament’s co-commissioner Justin Kaufenberg, the competition is fast and, at times, furious on the lake’s 25 rinks.
On a cloudy Saturday, women, men and children walked around Lake Nokomis to raise money and awareness of breast cancer as part of the Making Strides event. Many of the participants walking are survivors of the disease.
Registration opens Wednesday for the 2014 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in Minneapolis. Players can start registering their teams at 10 a.m. Central time on the USPHC website.
Seven-year-old Riley Gallagher was cheering on racers crossing the finish line at the YWCA Women’s Triathlon Sunday at Lake Nokomis, when the fun ended in an instant. At first, Riley’s mother, Helen Gallagher, thought her son was just excited. “I heard screaming and he lives with Asperger’s, and I turned around because I thought maybe he was having a meltdown,” Helen said. “And then he’s like, ‘That dog bit me,’” Helen said.
Don’t worry about the sound of the airplane noise, it’s the view of Lake Nokomis that makes Sandcastle such a great place to spend time and have some delicious food.
Are you a city resident in need of wood chips for a landscaping project? If so, you’re in luck.
Enjoying time with dad should not be reserved for just Father’s Day. Bring a smile to good ol’ dad’s face with a special summer outing in and around the Twin Cities.
The warming tent at the 8th annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis was evacuated late Saturday afternoon due to high winds.
Hockey players dream of winter days with bright blue skies, crisp temperatures and a frozen pond to skate on.
The eighth-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships begins this weekend, and the player with most unpredictable moves ever year is the weather.
The U.S. Pond Hockey Championship was nearly cancelled last year. Unseasonably mild weather created thin, weak ice.
The site of the eighth annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships is about to start taking shape in Minneapolis.
The body found that was found in Lake Nokomis on Oct. 23 has been identified as Bradley Lindemann of south Minneapolis, the medical examiner says.
Authorities recovered a man’s body Tuesday evening from Minneapolis’ Lake Nokomis.