MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Spending time on a frozen lake is a rite of passage for many of Minnesotans. But for military families, that tradition got a unique twist Saturday as technology connected families to ice fish.READ MORE: St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter Set To Tackle Ambitious Social Agenda In Second Term
WCCO-TV photojournalist Dave Wertheimer captured a military ice fishing festival known as Holes for Heroes.READ MORE: Pearl Harbor 80th Anniversary: St. Paul Vet Witnessed Attack Firsthand
At the event, which took place on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minn., deployed military personnel from Minnesota got a chance to see their loved ones ice fish via Skype.MORE NEWS: U.S. Women's Hockey Team Prepping In Minnesota For Beijing Olympics
Watch the video above to get a feel from the experience.