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New era of outdoor ice takes shape

 

August 21, 2020

Jana Peterson

Groundwork is being done for a revamped outdoor hockey rink in Cloquet. It comes with a lot of community donations and volunteer labor. New boards were acquired from the Buffalo House.

For decades, Cloquet kids played hockey outside in the elements, until volunteers and local businesses came together to build the Pine Valley Ice Arena aka the Barn, in the late 1960s and gave the city its first indoor rink.

Now a growing group of volunteers and donors is bringing a quality outdoor rink to the Barn grounds, to give kids more space to play and practice the sport they love. Members of the Cloquet Area Hockey Association - many of them parent volunteers - tore down the old boards and have been working to create a bigger and better outdoor rink on the east end of the Pine Vall...



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