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St. Louis Park closes public facilities, plans to meet on COVID-19

Art by Maggie Klaers. As of March 13, there is one case of COVID-19 in St. Louis Park.

Gabriel Kaplan

March 15, 2020

This story is updated as of 7:15 p.m. March 15. In an update published by the St. Louis Park municipal government, the city announced it will close the Westwood Hills Nature Center, the Recreation Outdoor Center, and the Rec. Center, however, city hall will remain open for the time being.  “...

Outdoor battle ends in overtime loss

Junior McCabe Dvorak checks Eastview senior Ben Malloy against the boards Jan. 3. Park 3-4 in overtime against Eastview.

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada

January 5, 2020

When boys’ hockey took on Eastview Jan. 2 at the Recreation Outdoor Center, coach Andrew Sackrison said the tight matchup allowed for an enjoyable game. “It was a good hockey game. Great chances on both sides and great efforts for both sides,” Sackrison said. “Obviously would like to come out...

Minnesota hockey team plays at home arena

A Minnesota Wild player signs a fan's hockey stick Feb. 11, 2018 at the ROC. The Wild will be back at the ROC to practice on Jan. 2, 2020.

Tennam Gyaldatsang

December 30, 2019

According to public relations director of the Minnesota Wild Aaron Sickman, the Wilds have been holding outdoor practices in St. Louis Park for the last couple of years.  “This is the third year in a row that we have done this outdoor practice at the ROC,” Sickman said. Freshman Eli Puchner ...

Gophers men’s hockey visits St. Louis Park

Children line up to get autographs from Gopher hockey players at the

Rachel Salzer

January 28, 2019

As a part of the program “Gophers Skate the Cities,” the Gopher men’s hockey team recently made a trip to St. Louis Park to skate at the ROC Jan. 7. During this event, the Gophers had an hour long practice for the fans to watch, followed by an open skate with the players. Players also were s...

Girls’ hockey beats Orono in first season game

Sophomore Abby Meyer keeps the puck away from an Orono player Oct. 10. Hopkins Park ended with a final score of 6-3.

Sophie Olmen and Rachel Salzer

November 12, 2018

After the first game of the season, junior Anna Nicholls said one thing that stood out to her was that the team put in effort throughout the whole game. “I think we all played our hardest. First game is always a little rough, but we worked together as a team, as a family, because that’s our mo...

Minnesota Wild holds practice at Recreation Outdoor Center

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund warm up before their outdoor practice at the ROC on Sun. Feb. 11. Residents from St. Louis Park and the rest of the metro area came out to watch the Wild practice.

William Phelan

February 14, 2018

As junior Isaac Swartz sat on the bleachers at the newly developed ROC (Recreation Outdoor Center), he said he saw many kids filled with joy watching their favorite Minnesota Wild players practice up close. “There were so many kids that showed up to watch the outdoor practice, and it was so clear...

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