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.
Thousands Turn Out For Walk Against Breast CancerThe "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" around Lake Nokomis was Saturday. The walk raises awareness about the disease and funds for research.
2 Arrested In Robbery Of 90-Year-Old WomanPolice say two women have been arrested in connection with a 90-year-old woman's robbery in South Minneapolis last week. Marguerite Cornish was walking home after one of her weekly visits to Oxendale's Market near Lake Nokomis.
Paddleboarding On Nokomis: Fitness & Leisure Working In TandemWe're in the final days of July, so there's no time like the present to get out on the water. Take your pick: kayaking, tubing, water skiing, or how about SUP? On Tuesday, WCCO This Morning's Ali Lucia headed to Lake Nokomis for a little walk on the water. SUP stands for "stand up paddleboarding."
Woman Swims Across Lake Nokomis To Raise Money For Cancer ResearchShe was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Now three years later, she's making big strides. Mary Gooze, 64, swam across Lake Nokomis Tuesday in an effort to find a cure for her condition, metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to her bones.
DNR, Mpls. Park Board Demos Proper Tree PlantingThe month of May is dedicated to planting trees in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board demonstrated perfect tree planting at Lake Nokomis Park Friday afternoon.
Mpls. Parks And Rec Close Outdoor Skating Rinks Due To Warm WeatherThe Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is warning everyone to be cautious if they plan to go out on the ice. Thanks to our warmer weather, ice on a number of lakes has thinned considerably.
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.
Crews Prep Lake Nokomis For The U.S. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsSkating out on the pond started a bit later this winter, all thanks to the warmer December Minnesota had. But, the cold temps are back just in time for the 10th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis.
Volunteers Sought For US Pond Hockey ChampionshipsVolunteers are being sought for the 2015 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships next month in Minneapolis.