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1989 just got another day longer. Country-pop superstar Taylor Swift announced that she will be extending her concert stint at the Xcel Energy Center for one more performance.
Eighteen-thousand kids brought the energy to St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center Wednesday for We Day. Those who earned their way in through service saw celebs like Magic Johnson, rocked out with today’s hottest musicians and heard inspirational stories from speakers like J.R. Martinez, a soldier injured in Iraq who turned tragedy into strength. “I am where I am because of the support that I received from my community, and that empowered me not to hide behind a curtain, but instead show the world my scars and be proud of them,” Martinez said.
n the last year, Minnesota kids participating in We Day projects have spent 14.6 million hours volunteering, and collected 5.6 million pounds of food. This was no ordinary school day. And these are no ordinary students.
For the fourth year in a row, you can look forward to watching Crashed Ice in downtown St. Paul. The steep race course will again be built between the St. Paul Cathedral and the Xcel Energy Center.
About 18,000 students are expected to fill Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Wednesday to see some big name celebrities and celebrate local and global charities as part of We Day Minnesota. It’s the second annual event, and among the expected celebrities are Martin Sheen and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Before We Day Minnesota kicks off Wednesday, the people behind the event celebrated those who made it possible. We Day Minnesota, which will begin Wednesday, is an event complete with a concert and speakers for 500 schools and 18,000 students at Xcel Energy Center.
Over the last year, we’ve seen what We Day can do to inspire teenagers. The concert celebration returns to the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday, but the setup and rehearsals are already underway.
The family of slain Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick had a special honor at the Minnesota Wild game. The officer’s wife, Michelle Patrick, and two teenage daughters led the crowd in the “Let’s Play Hockey” call at Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Xcel Energy Center.
Some trick-or-treaters were hunting for more than just candy on Friday. Students across the state collected canned food for We Scare Hunger. It’s one way to earn a ticket to We Day at the Xcel Energy Center.
Here’s some news you won’t want to shake off, and try not to look too surprised. Country-pop superstar Taylor Swift is bringing some “1989” realness to the Xcel Energy Center in 2015.
Former Minnesota prep hockey player Jack Jablonski will take the ice at Saturday’s Wild-Stars game to help raise awareness of spinal cord injury research. Jablonski was left a quadriplegic when he was injured during a high school hockey game in 2011.
For this year’s Wild team, home ice advantage isn’t just a saying you’ll hear on their TV commercials, it’s really happening.
The first two games they played at Xcel Energy Center this year were shutouts, and on Saturday they killed Tampa Bay by a score of 7-2. There’s no question the Wild seem to do better in St. Paul where they’ve got 18,000 screaming fans in their corner.
We’re just three weeks away from the second annual “We Day” concert at the Xcel Energy Center. It’s a reward for teenagers who spend time doing volunteer work in the community. Tickets aren’t for sale — you have to earn them through work on a community service project. Carly Rae Jepsen and the Jonas Brothers performed at Minnesota’s first We Day last year.
Alright Wild fans, it’s time to get our boys back to their winning ways. That trip out to the west coast did not pan out like fans or the team would have liked it to, but with the State of Hockey behind them, I’m sure the Wild is ready to get back at it.