New era of outdoor ice takes shape
August 21, 2020
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...