Good Question: How Do Crews Prepare Ice For NHL Games?This Saturday, the ice at the Xcel Energy Center will be ready to go as the Minnesota Wild open their season against the Vegas Golden Knights. So, how do the crews prepare the ice? Good Question.
Hockey Day Minnesota Celebrates Elk River’s Historic ‘Pit’The act of embracing winter is what makes living in Minnesota bearable. And for many, it means standing alongside an outdoor hockey rink. Thousands of folks are doing just that in Elk River this week, site of the 2014 Hockey Day in Minnesota events. The city was chosen in large part due to the historic Handke Stadium, where organized hockey began in Elk River nearly 60 years ago.
Best Of Minnesota: High School Hockey RinksNo doubt about it, winter is here in Minnesota and that means hockey. It's played on ponds and in parks, but we wanted to find the best high school hockey rink in Minnesota. Your votes sent WCCO's Matt Brickman all the way up to Thief River Falls to see the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Thieves Steal Copper From Outdoor Ice RinkSomeone stole 64 copper pipes from the refrigeration system at the Phalen rink in St. Paul. Now crews have to figure out how to replace it and get it ready for the start of the season.
Wadena Community Thankful For Outdoor Hockey Outdoor hockey probably doesn't sound all that appealing right now, but it sounds great to some northwestern Minnesota hockey players.
Minn. Man's Backyard Ice Rink Better Every YearThere's a guy in Circle Pines watching the weather very closely. He's the supervisor of the biggest indoor ice-skating complex in the country.