Least Favorite Rinks in MN

wallcee1959
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Least Favorite Rinks in MN

Post by wallcee1959 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:33 am

a lot of people talk about the rinks they love to play at... what are your least favorite rinks to play/ref/watch at? I'd say there are many but a few that come to mind our Lily Lake in Stillwater, Forest lake is going downhill and Cloquet. <p></p><i></i>

hillhockey
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Re: Least Favorite Rinks in MN

Post by hillhockey » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:02 am

I don't like Veterans Memorial in I.G.H. <p></p><i></i>

Ibleedgreen
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Re: Least Favorite Rinks in MN

Post by Ibleedgreen » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:44 am

in no particular order:<br><br>park - cottage grove - dump<br>maroon and gold - forest lake - cold dump<br>st. thomas - stands only one side and netting<br>shoreview - mounds view - cold dump with bad lighting<br>north st. paul - stands one side and obstructed views<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

ilovethepit
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Re: Least Favorite Rinks in MN

Post by ilovethepit » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:52 am

osseo's cattle barn is also a dump <p></p><i></i>

Grovetown Scotty
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Re: Least Favorite Rinks in MN

Post by Grovetown Scotty » Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:02 pm

Mounds Views rink. I think it was warmer outside. Parks rink is a palace compared to MV's rink. <p></p><i></i>

Gaptooth14
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least favorite rink

Post by Gaptooth14 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:40 pm

I thinkthat Osseo is the worst rink I've ever been in. <p></p><i></i>

hockeypuck02
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Re: least favorite rink

Post by hockeypuck02 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:03 pm

Any arena that has stands on only one side is trash. North St. Paul and Forest Lake are two of the worst that I can think of. <p></p><i></i>

I35hockey
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Re: least favorite rink

Post by I35hockey » Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:29 pm

Northfield. Anyone who has ever played there will agree 100%.<br><br>Are they building a rink? At St. Olaf? THEY SHOULD! <p></p><i></i>

snowblower123
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Warmin up outside

Post by snowblower123 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:14 pm

Moundsview's Shoreview arena is awful. Its freezing cold, limited seating, one side seating, and oh yeah did i mention it was cold?? I think people were going outside to warm up last time I was there. <p></p><i></i>

shutout
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Re: Worst Rink!

Post by shutout » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:17 pm

I would have to say it is a toss up between Northfield and the old Cloquet rink. Everyone looks yellow when you are in the old rink at Cloquet. <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Worst Rink!

Post by gr19 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:41 pm

Chisholm, it's 90 degrees in there. The corners are too big. It's like each end of the rink is a half circle. <p></p><i></i>

CoachGuy
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rink

Post by CoachGuy » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:11 pm

Carlton arena and going with the shoreview arena theme, i would add all Ramsey County Arenas. <p></p><i></i>

topshelf11
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Worst Rinks

Post by topshelf11 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:33 pm

any St. Paul Rink besides Highland South<br>Proctor<br>Farmington<br><br>I bleed green, St. Thomas is one of the nicest arenas in the state. <p></p><i></i>

benc14
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Worst Rinks

Post by benc14 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:53 pm

Ely<br><br>or Osseo <p></p><i></i>

hockeyman30
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worst rink

Post by hockeyman30 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:05 pm

the windom areana is horrible it basically a barn------the rink has dirt surounding it<br> <p></p><i></i>

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Re: worst rink

Post by powerplay009 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:24 pm

hockeyman30 is 100% right. If anyone goes there they will agree 100% as well. The locker rooms fit about 7 people and a toilet right in the locker room itself. The stands are about a mile away from the rink and it holds rodeos when the ice isn't in. Pure Dump <p></p><i></i>

ilovethepit
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Re: worst rink

Post by ilovethepit » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:44 pm

I second both of you guys, i played there back when i was in squirts, it felt like i was playing at the county fair <p></p><i></i>

onlythetruth
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Re: worst rink

Post by onlythetruth » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:13 pm

hands down... the worst rink is moundsview,,, what a pit! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :rollin --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

Kodiak
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Minnehaha

Post by Kodiak » Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:41 pm

I have not been there for years, but I'm not a big fan of Minnehaha, except that the wooden "D" shape is very nice. Aside from that it's cold, the boards are too high (tough for us short guys to get on the bench, and a long ways down when getting off the bench... many taint injuries), and the ugly Zamboni (not even a Zamboni) leaks propane, giving fans and players alike a nice buzz. Good thing it's a non-smoking rink. I read in their LPH add that they're planning on building a new rink though... anybody know for sure? If so, will it be a "spectacle" rink like Breck and St. Thomas? <p></p><i></i>

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Re:

Post by qwerty16 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:12 am

Long Prairie is definitely a top 5 contender in this one! <p></p><i></i>

IronRanger11
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Re: Worst Rink!

Post by IronRanger11 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:55 am

id have to go with chisholm, the score board didn't work when i was last there, the ceiling had ice/snow chunks falling on the ice when you were playing, everything looks yellow from the lights, the corners are huge and the neutral ice is only a few feet long <p></p><i></i>

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Re: Worst Rink!

Post by sickofnoknowledge21 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:44 am

How about Cub Foods - I mean Apple valley. <p></p><i></i>

derek6655
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Terrible rinks are up North

Post by derek6655 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:25 am

Everyone is going with southern arenas as the worst in the state. It just goes to show you don't play up north much. Procter is by far the worst with the coldest arena in the state and the hottest lockeroom. Then there is the DECC. Nice to watch a game in, but as a play it sucks. It is so hot that when we have to play there we practice in sweatshirts to get ready for it. Then there is Moose Lake. In there don't jump to high or you are going to drill your head on the ceiling. And the lockerrooms are about as big a PC's bathrooms<br> <p></p><i></i>

wallcee1959
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bad rinks

Post by wallcee1959 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 9:49 am

I can't believe you people would even say that STA Park CG or NSP are bad rinks... you haven't been anywhere if you think those are bad. <p></p><i></i>

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