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Continued: South news briefs: Rinks to open just before Christmas

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  • Last update: December 3, 2013 - 3:00 PM

• Scenic Heights Park, 1195 Ruby Lane

• Lions Park, 1103 Adams St.

• Riverside Fields Park, 7800 Crossings Blvd.

• Westminster Park, 801 Valley View Drive E.

Outdoor skating (no warming house)

• Hiawatha Park, 625 7th Av. E.

• Holmes Park, 628 4th Av. W.

Rinks will close if the temperature is 10 below zero or colder, or if the windchill is 15 below or colder. There are no skate rentals at outdoor rinks.

For more information, including hours, go to skating.cfm.

In Prior Lake, the Lakefront Park warming house will open for the season Dec. 21 if the weather allows.

Hours are Monday-Friday from 4-9:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8. On Christmas Eve, it will be open from noon to 4 p.m.; it will be closed on Christmas Day; on New Year’s Eve, it will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on New Year’s Day, from noon to 9:30 p.m.; and on other school holidays, it will be open from 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

In Prior Lake, the warming house will be closed if the actual air temperature is 5 below or colder, or the windchill is 25 below or colder. The weather cancellation hot line is 952-447-9825.


‘Skate with Santa’ at arena on Dec. 15

Santa will turn up at the Shakopee Ice Arena for the annual Skate with Santa on Dec. 15. The event runs from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Regular open skating fees apply. Limited skate rental is available.


City’s WinterFest is Thursday night

Downtown Savage is the scene on Thursday evening of the city’s annual WinterFest event.

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  • Back on the ice:  Lucas Lora-Varsaw chased a tennis ball at the 2012 Lake Hiawatha Heart Warmer. Shakopee and Prior Lake outdoor rinks, including one at Hiawatha Park, and warming houses are expected to open Dec. 21.

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