WCCO Saturday Morning Links (Jan. 30)It's a "warm" January weekend and there's no shortage of things to do. Check out the links below.
Better Late Than Never For U.S. Pond Hockey TourneyThe U.S. Pond Hockey Championships kicked off in Minneapolis Friday. The event on Lake Nokomis was pushed back by two weeks this year because of unseasonably-warm weather.
Working For The Weekend: Pond Hockey, TwinsFest & MoreIf you already have spring fever, good luck with that. We still have plenty of winter left. But we do have some events in Workin' for the Weekend that get us thinking about spring. And winter lovers, we didn't forget about you either.
Officials Say Lake Nokomis Ready For Pond Hockey ChampionshipsDespite our recent stretch of mild weather, officials say Lake Nokomis will be ready for this weekend's U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. Event workers are spending Wednesday getting all 25 rinks ready to go for the tournament.
Organizers Say Ice Should Hold For U.S. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsOrganizers of this week's U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis say the ice should be fine, even though daytime temperatures are expected to remain above freezing from the time the tournament starts on Friday until the five division champions are crowned and the coveted Golden Shovel is handed out on Sunday.
Mild Weather Pushes Back Pond Hockey ChampionshipsThe organizers of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships have pushed back the tournament dates due to unseasonably warm weather in Minnesota.
Fate Of Pond Hockey Championships Being Decided This WeekThis week, organizers of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships are supposed to decide what to do about the event given the unseasonably warm weather.
Warm December Puts U.S. Pond Hockey Championships In PerilOrganizers of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships may announce some big changes next week to the popular outdoor event. The ice is far from ready on Lake Nokomis with less than a month until the outdoor tournament. The warm December weather has kept the Minneapolis lake from freezing over.
New Technology Keeps Ice Smooth At U.S. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsCrews at the U.S. Pond Hockey Championship are using cutting-edge technology to keep the ice smooth and safe. More than 500 hockey games on 25 rinks all on one lake can chew up the ice pretty good.
Pond Hockey Tourney Draws Teams From Literally EverywhereHundreds of hockey players are hitting the ice this weekend as part of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. It's a chance to lace up your skates and celebrate hockey the way nature intended.
Pond Hockey Tourney's Popularity Still On The RiseYou could call it a hockey holiday. This year the Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships celebrate 10 years of fun out on the ice. The first-ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in 2006 saw 120 teams compete.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsThe weather is supposed to be nice and relatively warm, so there's absolutely no excuse for you not to get out there and enjoy some of the metro area's best bets for weekend entertainment.