Skating on thick ice

It’s Friday in Minnesota, the traditional time for the lunch hour skate by the best, brightest, and coldest MPR has to offer, and the occasional NewsCut reader who stops by. Today, the newspeople who attended the skating at Saint Paul’s outdoor rink by Landmark Center, also included members of the Performance Today department.

Truth is, we’re a big company now, and we’ve never met most of the staff of Performance Today. But nothing brings people together like skating in a big circle, while trying to figure out why everyone always skates to the left (no, it has nothing to do with the joke you’re about to type below).


Santa stopped by today, too, which gave Chris Roberts, Tom Weber and I a chance to practice our “boy band album cover” look.


The open-skate hours for the rink are:

Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m

Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Unfortunately, there are no hours for non-youth to play hockey at the rink, which is too bad because I’m pretty sure the news department could take Performance Today in a scrimmage.