Polar vortex or no polar vortex, the St. Paul Winter Carnival is in full spring, and with it, one of my favorite winter spectacles: the ice sculpture contest in Rice Park. This year’s competitors had to deal with some wildly varying weather conditions, including last Sunday’s near-blizzard. But that didn’t stop them from delivering some beautiful pieces.
It’s a Minnesota tradition and it’s designed for just the kind of weather we’re experiencing this week. The St. Paul Winter Carnival starts Thursday with several events going on at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.
The chilly temperatures are keeping many Minnesotans indoors during this winter break. Families might be feeling a little stir crazy, but there are several activities out there happening around town to keep the kids busy. For a taste of the tropics, many are flocking to the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, where it’s often 75 degrees and humid.
It may be a little cold outside as winter arrived early this year, but this is Minnesota. In the State of Hockey, what better way to spend the day than at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. That’s where the Wells Fargo Winter Skate folks are hosting a fundraiser for Defending the Blue Line
As we get ready for the weekend, we want to help you get ready as well. After you’ve had your fill of turkey and stuffing, get up and get moving with one of these weekend events.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun! This weekend, you can head into fall with a few activities that will get you outdoors.
It’s time again for the “Coolest Celebration on Earth.” The 127th St. Paul Winter Carnival kicks off an 11-day run on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Ice skating is not only fun, but now there’s added enjoyment at Rice Park.
A popular part of downtown St. Paul has transformed into a winter wonderland. The Winter Courtyard at Rice Park is officially open.
Ice carvers are working around the clock to finish their entries at the 126th annual St. Paul Winter Carnival.
The 126th St. Paul Winter Carnival kicks off Thursday, minus a couple of events because of the lack of snow.
It should start looking a lot like Christmas Saturday in downtown St. Paul.
A St. Paul Park is on the list for 10 Great Public Spaces for 2011.
It’s Twin Cities Bike Walk Week, and commuters are being urged to walk or bike to work or the ballgame.