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Are you ready for the 2017 NFL season? Now is a GREAT chance to get Vikings Preseason Games discount tickets….. if you hurry!! We are starting to see a few discounted tickets to preseason games pop up on Goldstar. Right now they have limited available for the Sunday August 27 game vs. San Francisco Chargers and the Thursday August 31 game vs. the Miami Dolphins. If you miss out on these, be sure to check back again on the same link for future availability!

“It’s time to dust off those Helga hats and get ready to cheer for your Minnesota Vikings, as they take on the San Francisco 49ers and the Miami Dolphins in preseason NFL action. You’ll most likely get the chance to check out the Vikings’ first pick from the 2017 draft, running back Dalvin Cook, the 2016 Orange Bowl MVP out of Florida State, as well as the returning quarterback, Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford. Plus, you’re sure to enjoy all the amenities at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, with its massive glass wall, 3,000-square-foot video board and a variety of concession choices, including offerings from celebrity chef and hometown foodie Andrew Zimmern.”

Get Vikings Preseason Games Discount Tickets at New U.S. Bank Stadium HERE.

Shockwaves Water Ski Show in Shakopee

Find your blankets and chairs and head to the Shockwaves Water Ski Show near Shakopee on Thursday.  It takes place at Quarry Lake and begins at 6:30.  If you can’t make the show on Thursday, check out their calendar for other upcoming events.


The club’s show team, the Shockwaves, has the largest level of member participation and is the club’s most visible face. The Shockwaves’ performers do pyramids, ballet, barefooting, jumping, wakeboarding and many other crowd-pleasing stunts. During the course of a season, the show team performs and travels to communities throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

Quarry Lake

Quarry Lake is the premier private water sports lake in the Midwest. Quarry Lake maintains two slalom courses, a ski jump, as well as other amenities.

Quarry Lake is located on the east side of Shakopee, is owned by the City of Shakopee and leased to the club for the exclusive use of the club’s members from May through October each year. (The only other permitted activity is fishing on the north end of the lake from piers that are being constructed by the City as part of Quarry Lake Park, opened in 2016.)

Summer Sizzle Free Skating Event

In the winter we want summer and in the summer we crave a bit of winter.  Well not all of us, but it would be nice for just a few hours to alternate right?  On Sunday, July 30th you can enjoy a small dose of winter, head to the Summer Sizzle Free Skating Event in Burnsville.  It’s a free event taking place from noon to 1:30 at the Burnsville Ice Center.

Leave the heat and humidity behind and step into the Burnsville Ice Center for their “Summer Sizzle” skate event. Admission and skate rental are free. There are limited quantities of each size of rental skate, so come early.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from the Ice Center’s “Learn to Skate” program, Burnsville Hockey Club and Burnsville MN Valley Figure Skating Club.

National Get Outdoors Day Event

This Saturday June 1oth is National Get Outdoors Day.  REI is stepping up and helping those of us in the twin cities, enjoy the day. You can head to Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis from 11-3 for a whole list of free fun:

  • canoeing
  • fishing,
  • archery
  • roast marshmallows
  • play camp games
  • wilderness camping etiquette
  • fire arms safety at the laser shooting range
  • kids’ outdoor activities
  • climbing wall
  • cool off in the wading pool
  • enjoy food, live music, prize give-aways and more!

National Get Outdoors Day is a nationwide event that offers those new to outdoor activities an opportunity to try them out for FREE. Join us at Powderhorn Park to play outside! We are ready to have some fun outside and hope that you will join us. The event is completely free. There are numerous bus routes to reach the event by public transport. Plenty of parking is available on side streets.


Summer Open House at Buck Hill

Buck Hill has fun all year round.  Downhill skiing on snow in the winter and then on artificial snow in the summer.  This Friday, June 9th from 4-8pm you can enjoy a lot of fun at the Summer Open House.  Check out some of the activities:

• Ride Our Trails and Mountain Bike Skills Park
• Food and Beverages Available from Black Diamond Restaurant and Bar
• Free Face Painting
• Demo the Latest Mountain Bikes from Valley Bike & Ski and Penn Cycle
• Electric Longboard Demos from Zombie Boardshop
• Learn More About Our Summer Action Sports Camps for Kids
• Ski, Snowboard or Tube on the Neveplast Artificial Snow
• FREE EVENT! You Must Provide Your Own Ski or Snowboard Equipment


Mill Towns State Trail Grand Opening

This past weekend we spent the day biking at one of Minnesota’s bike trails, and there are many.  You can add another to the list as the Mill Towns State Trail Grand Opening takes place this Saturday, June 3rd.  The festivities will take place at Lake Byllesby Park, just west of Cannon Falls.  The event will celebrate the newest trail segment of the Mill Towns State Trail made possible by Dakota County, Goodhue County and the Minnesota DNR. From 2-5pm there will be a ribbon cutting as well other fun activities:

  • bikes available to check out
  • pedicabs for free pedicab rides
  • a bike decorating station
  • naturalists talking about birding
  • plus more fun!

The Play Ball Minnesota Youth Clinics

Play Ball Minnesota Youth Clinics is a program that was started back in 1961, and continues today.  It’s a free program that takes place in many communities throughout MN.  The program is a way to promote baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region.  There are two age group options, 6-9 and 10-13.  Check out the complete list of locations to find one near you, here on the program website.

The spring and summer of 2017 is the 57th season the Minnesota Twins, Twins Community Fund and Play Ball! Minnesota, in partnership with Great River Energy, will offer free youth baseball/softball clinics. Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for Play Ball! Minnesota to promote the baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region.

The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics have always been, and will continue to be, available to participants and communities free of charge. Funding for the Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics is provided by the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy. No advanced registration is required to participate in a clinic, but participants must complete a waiver form before they will be allowed to participate.

The current baseball clinic format was developed by former Twins general manager, and amateur baseball supporter, Terry Ryan and former Twins executive Bob Gebhard. The current softball clinic format was developed by Terry Ryan Award winner and longtime softball instructor Jim Berbee. Clinics are broken up into two sessions (unless otherwise noted); the first session is for 6-9 year olds, and the second for 10-13 year olds.

FREE Sunset Yoga class in Eagan

Have you ever done yoga?  If you haven’t, now is the chance to try it for free.  This Sunday April 23rd the Eagan Fitness Center is partnering with the National Park Service ParkRx Day, and will be hosting a FREE Sunset Yoga Class.  It will take place from 6:30-7:30 at the Eagan Community Center.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate for it to be outside, otherwise it will be moved indoors.

The Eagan Fitness Center is partnering with the National Park Service ParkRx Day to provide a FREE Sunset Yoga class. National ParkRx Day is a national celebration promoting the growing movement of prescribing park and nature to patients to improve human health. Celebrate with us on Sunday, April 23 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Eagan Community Center. Class will be outside or in the gymnasium (weather dependent).

Buck Hill Spring Thing

With Spring just around the corner, Buck Hill has decided to host a Spring Fling.  It takes place Saturday-Sunday (March 18-19). With the recent snow and warmer temps on the way, it’ll be a great weekend to have some fun on the hill.   There’ll be deals on skiing, food and drink specials, and a pond skip.

Join us for the Buck Hill Spring Thing! We are celebrating another great season of winter fun at Buck Hill with fun events and specials for the whole family. LET’S PARTY!

• Bring 3 non-perishable food item donations and an all day ski or board ticket is only TEN BUCKS on Saturday March 18th and Sunday March 19th.

• St Patrick’s Day food and drink specials ALL WEEKEND at Black Diamond at Buck Hill

• POND SKIP! Sunday, March 19th at 1pm – All skiers and boarders are welcome (bring dry clothes). Pond skip in a Hawaiian shirt and get a FREE waffle from Malcolm’s. Pond skip registration form

• SNOW TUBING is open from 10am-6pm both Saturday & Sunday!

Try Hockey For Free Day, February 25th

There’s no denying we live in a Hockey State.  I grew up in a small rural area, part of the experience was watching the games take place at the cold rink.  Try Hockey For Free Day, February 25th is a day for kids between the ages of 4-9 to have an opportunity to try hockey at no cost.  With 26 locations around the state, it means there’s likely one close by.  Check out the list of locations, as well as how to register in advance on the website.

On Saturday, February 25th, 2017, Minnesota Hockey and 27 local associations across the state will encourage kids, ages 4 to 9, to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey at no cost as a part of USA Hockey’s national Try Hockey For Free day in coordination with Hockey Weekend Across America.

Each host site will have a limited amount of equipment available. All participants are required to have a minimum of a helmet, skates and gloves. If you will need help with equipment, we encourage you to contact the event host where you will be participating in advance.

For more information on Try Hockey For Free Day and what to expect, you can contact Minnesota Hockey for more information.

A current list of host locations is shown below. To register, visit or click on the button below.