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barry_mcconnell
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Outside rink at Minnesota Made

Post by barry_mcconnell » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:39 am

Is the outdoor rink up and running yet? I thought they were planning on freezing it this week. Anyone skate on it yet?

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Post by Hockeyfuture101 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:41 am

It's a great rink![/list]

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Post by barry_mcconnell » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:05 am

Hockeyfuture101 wrote:It's a great rink!
So are you saying they have flooded it and you've seen it? Or are you just commenting on the concept?

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Post by goaliewithfoggedglasses » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:34 am

It's not up yet. Spoke to some of the guys working on it last weekend and they said they thought maybe this coming weekend, which I believe is about a week late.

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Post by C-dad » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:44 am

goaliewithfoggedglasses wrote:It's not up yet. Spoke to some of the guys working on it last weekend and they said they thought maybe this coming weekend, which I believe is about a week late.
I was there last week and the boards were up, tubing in, but not connected to the headers yet, none of it back filled. I would be surprised if it is ready this weekend, but it could happen with some OT.

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Post by JSR » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:00 pm

I think this type of thing is awesome. Our team has an actual game scheduled at an outdoor (refirdgerated/maintained) rink in Winnetka, IL and the kids are excited about it. Would love to see more of this happen.

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Post by no5hole » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:05 am

Coon Rapids has a beautiful new facility (2nd year i believe) and has an awesome outdoor rink. Its on the east side of the building so its somewhat protected from the wind. and with the boards and glass surrounding it, works perfect..... and a viewing area from inside for moms and sissy dads.

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Post by Snap Happy » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:19 pm

JSR wrote:I think this type of thing is awesome. Our team has an actual game scheduled at an outdoor (refirdgerated/maintained) rink in Winnetka, IL and the kids are excited about it. Would love to see more of this happen.
That's an awfully far drive to play on an outdoor sheet...Tier1 dollars put to good use there :P

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Post by Shinbone_News » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:45 pm

I talked to some folks at Mn Made last night, they've had a lot of technical issues. They're hoping to start flooding tomorrow (Friday), but with warm weather in the forecast for the weekend, it could be a week before there's a sheet. It's a sand rink, which means all the sand has to be soaked and frozen before they can flood over the top.

At least that's the buzz among the rink rats.

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Post by JSR » Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:00 pm

Snap Happy wrote:
JSR wrote:I think this type of thing is awesome. Our team has an actual game scheduled at an outdoor (refirdgerated/maintained) rink in Winnetka, IL and the kids are excited about it. Would love to see more of this happen.
That's an awfully far drive to play on an outdoor sheet...Tier1 dollars put to good use there :P
We live in Southern WI, Winnetka is like an hour maybe an hour and a half depending on traffic from our house. Not that far of a drive at all actually and we will be playing two games there that day.... Thanks though! :roll:

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Post by jpiehl » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:01 pm

Yeah, but in Minnesota Association hockey, we get to travel from St. Cloud to New Ulm and St. Cloud to Luverne for league games, so that's much better. Oh wait...

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Post by JSR » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:35 am

jpiehl wrote:Yeah, but in Minnesota Association hockey, we get to travel from St. Cloud to New Ulm and St. Cloud to Luverne for league games, so that's much better. Oh wait...
LOL... I know it's hilarious some of the things people think before they think out the facts..... If we still played for the association Pee Wee A team we would have played for here is just a few of the actual scheduled games for that assocation's Pee Wee A team.

Brookfield = 1.5 hours drive
Rockford = 1.5 hour drive
Beloit = 1 hour drive
Hartland = 1.5 hour drive
Waukesha = 1.5 hour drive
Janesville = 45 minute drive
Stevens Point = 2 hour drive
Chicago tourney = 2 hour drive
MN tourney = 4.5 hour drive
Eagle River tourney = 3.5 to 4 hour drive

yep assocation hockey would have really kept me close to home :?

Sorry snaphappy not all of us live in Metro Minneapolis, most of the rest of the hockey world still has to travel some to find appropriate games to play even at the association level........

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Post by Snap Happy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:56 pm

JSR wrote:
jpiehl wrote:Yeah, but in Minnesota Association hockey, we get to travel from St. Cloud to New Ulm and St. Cloud to Luverne for league games, so that's much better. Oh wait...
LOL... I know it's hilarious some of the things people think before they think out the facts..... If we still played for the association Pee Wee A team we would have played for here is just a few of the actual scheduled games for that assocation's Pee Wee A team.

Brookfield = 1.5 hours drive
Rockford = 1.5 hour drive
Beloit = 1 hour drive
Hartland = 1.5 hour drive
Waukesha = 1.5 hour drive
Janesville = 45 minute drive
Stevens Point = 2 hour drive
Chicago tourney = 2 hour drive
MN tourney = 4.5 hour drive
Eagle River tourney = 3.5 to 4 hour drive

yep assocation hockey would have really kept me close to home :?

Sorry snaphappy not all of us live in Metro Minneapolis, most of the rest of the hockey world still has to travel some to find appropriate games to play even at the association level........
LOL sorry to hear this!! The price you pay to play hockey in a rural area I guess.

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Post by JSR » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:30 pm

Snap Happy wrote:
JSR wrote:
jpiehl wrote:Yeah, but in Minnesota Association hockey, we get to travel from St. Cloud to New Ulm and St. Cloud to Luverne for league games, so that's much better. Oh wait...
LOL... I know it's hilarious some of the things people think before they think out the facts..... If we still played for the association Pee Wee A team we would have played for here is just a few of the actual scheduled games for that assocation's Pee Wee A team.

Brookfield = 1.5 hours drive
Rockford = 1.5 hour drive
Beloit = 1 hour drive
Hartland = 1.5 hour drive
Waukesha = 1.5 hour drive
Janesville = 45 minute drive
Stevens Point = 2 hour drive
Chicago tourney = 2 hour drive
MN tourney = 4.5 hour drive
Eagle River tourney = 3.5 to 4 hour drive

yep assocation hockey would have really kept me close to home :?

Sorry snaphappy not all of us live in Metro Minneapolis, most of the rest of the hockey world still has to travel some to find appropriate games to play even at the association level........
LOL sorry to hear this!! The price you pay to play hockey in a rural area I guess.
We live in Madison, WI....., welll tecnically a suburb, but hardly rural... last I heard there were over 100 rinks in the Minneapolis Metro area alone, WI has somwhere around 100 rinks in the state total..... It's not a "rural" thing here it's a hockey culture thing and yes it's the price we happily pay :D

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Post by O-townClown » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:32 pm

JSR, that's light compared to what we have.

9 teams in a very solid AA league for Squirts.

1) our home rink, which nobody lives near
2) an hour, 60 miles on highway
3) two hours
4) 2 1/2
5) 2:45
6) 3:20
7) 3:30
8) 3:40
9) 4:15

Our ADM rep described the same thing for his son in Ohio. You are absolutely correct. Travel like this is the norm. We have teams traveling just as far for low-level A hockey, which in Minnesota equates to C or lower.
Be kind. Rewind.

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Post by JSR » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:36 pm

O-townClown wrote:JSR, that's light compared to what we have.

9 teams in a very solid AA league for Squirts.

1) our home rink, which nobody lives near
2) an hour, 60 miles on highway
3) two hours
4) 2 1/2
5) 2:45
6) 3:20
7) 3:30
8) 3:40
9) 4:15

Our ADM rep described the same thing for his son in Ohio. You are absolutely correct. Travel like this is the norm. We have teams traveling just as far for low-level A hockey, which in Minnesota equates to C or lower.
Too true!! .... The overwhleming majority of the kids/families playing hockey at ALL levels around the country deal with travel times like this routinely.

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Post by DrGaf » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:30 pm

JSR wrote:
O-townClown wrote:JSR, that's light compared to what we have.

9 teams in a very solid AA league for Squirts.

1) our home rink, which nobody lives near
2) an hour, 60 miles on highway
3) two hours
4) 2 1/2
5) 2:45
6) 3:20
7) 3:30
8) 3:40
9) 4:15

Our ADM rep described the same thing for his son in Ohio. You are absolutely correct. Travel like this is the norm. We have teams traveling just as far for low-level A hockey, which in Minnesota equates to C or lower.
Too true!! .... The overwhleming majority of the kids/families playing hockey at ALL levels around the country deal with travel times like this routinely.
HA! That's nothing. I drive my kid up hill BOTH WAYS to and from the front and rear rinks at Superrink.
Sorry, fresh out, Don't Really Give Any.

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Post by barry_mcconnell » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:51 am

Anyone skate on this rink yet?

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Post by MNM JMH » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:09 am

I will let you know what it looks like, have a game at 1:20

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Post by Sunsetcliffs98 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:39 pm

60+ degree temps this upcoming week will no doubt be a challenge.

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Post by old goalie85 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:34 pm

Give the guy a break !! Contruction delays happen everywhere. Temps suck for outdoor ice, mid Dec nobody cares. One thing nice he owns his own rink x 2. I'm sure reschedule is no prob...

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Post by barry_mcconnell » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:15 pm

Nobody is piling on here. I just want to know when its skatable so I can go check it out.

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Post by IHEA » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:18 pm

old goalie85 wrote:Give the guy a break !! Contruction delays happen everywhere. Temps suck for outdoor ice, mid Dec nobody cares. One thing nice he owns his own rink x 2. I'm sure reschedule is no prob...
What are you his mother? Nobody has posted anything negative about it. And since you brought it up, people who are missing skates do care. Construction delays happen for the common man. A great man finds a way to meet and exceed promises made. Many thanks for the PR post :lol:

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Post by old goalie85 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:51 pm

Check out my posts per Bern. I'm not his mother he graduated from FL 4 yrs before me. =;

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