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Spirit Mountain outdoor skating rink to open Friday

A grand opening for the new outdoor skating rink is set for Friday.

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Spirit Mountain's new Skating Rink on Grand is set for a grand opening Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Contributed / Spirit Mountain
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DULUTH — The public is invited to enjoy a bonfire, sip cocoa and toast marshmallows in between spins on the ice during the grand opening of Spirit Mountain's new Skating Rink on Grand at 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from Spirit Mountain.

The lighted skating rink at the Grand Avenue Chalet is free.

The idea for the rink came from the Spirit Mountain Task Force. The task force suggested the rink in its recommendations to Mayor Emily Larson in 2021 as a way to "lower barriers to participation in outdoor recreation," the release said.

Interim Executive Director Ann Glumac said Spirit’s staff was excited to work with rink experts from the parks and recreation department to construct the rink.

“Our team really got into this project. We are so pleased to create an opportunity to welcome new users to this amazing outdoor recreation campus,” she said.


The rink on Grand will be open and lit during normal operating hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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