MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With the first decent snowfall in a long time, we found kids of all ages playing outside today.

From cross country skiing, to sledding, to just taking a plain, old stroll around the lake, Twin Cities kids were taking advantage of the fresh few inches of snow and enjoying their winter break.

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Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board says it will take 10 consecutive days with below-freezing temperatures to get the ice rinks ready.

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Cross-country skiers should be happy, though. The trails at Theodore Wirth Park and the Columbia and Hiawatha Golf Courses will be groomed on Thursday.

Jennifer Mayerle