Skate with Nordy

You don’t have to be on the starting lineup of the Minnesota Wild to hang out with their mascot, Nordy, this weekend. The downtown skyline provides the perfect backdrop for skaters who take to the ice with the friendly “wild” animal. Nordy will pose for pictures with guests and maybe even pull a few pranks. (2-3:30 p.m. Sat. Free. WinterSkate, Loring Park, Oak Grove St. and Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. downtownmpls.com/winterskate.)

MELISSA WALKER