Looking for a fun family outing? Stop in this weekend at the Minnesota OVAL and see some great speedskating competition. You may even see some future Olympians in training.
The OVAL is hosting the American Cup. The American Cup is an open speedskating competition that draws skaters from throughout the country who compete in this annual competition.
The OVAL is also hosting the John Rose Open, an open speedskating competition that draws skaters as young as 10 to skaters in their 50s to compete in a friendly competition. Skaters put on an impressive show with some racers skating up to 25 and even 30 miles an hour in the pack race competition on this 400-meter rink.
Stop in any time; admission is free. Skating on Friday, December 5 is from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, December 6 skating is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday skating is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Minnesota OVAL is located at 2661 Civic Center Dr. in Roseville. Call 651-792-7007 for additional information.