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Sports and Recreation, Heath and Wellness in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Coverage of professional sports, local sports, recreation, health, fitness and wellbeing for those with an active lifestyle in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Water Parks in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities
When summer comes, outdoor water parks around Minneapolis and the Twin Cities open for kids and families to play the sunny days away. And for those who love water slides, fountains and wave pools even in the winter, there are a couple of indoor, year-round water parks in Minneapolis and in the Twin Cities.

Going to Events at the Target Center
Going to a Timberwolves game at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis? Going to see a concert or another event at the Target Center? If you are watching a basketball game at the Target Center, or seeing a show or another event, here's where to park, how to get cheap tickets, where to find a hotel, and which bars and restaurants to go to before and after the event.?

Parking at Target Center for Events, Shows and Timberwolves Games
Going to a concert, a show, an event, or a Minnesota Timberwolves basketball game at the Target Center? Here's where to find parking at the Target Center, in parking lots, parking ramps, at parking meters, and street parking.

Going to a Wild Game, Concert or Event at the Xcel Energy Cen…
Going to a concert, a show, an event or Minnesota Wild Game at the Xcel Energy Center in Downtown St. Paul? Here's where to park for the Xcel Energy Center, what bars and restaurants to go to before and after, hotels to stay at in downtown St. Paul, and shuttle buses to the Xcel Center.

Going to a Minnesota Wild Game at the Xcel Energy Center in D…
Going to a Minnesota Wild Game at the Xcel Energy Center in Downtown St. Paul? Here's where to park for the Xcel Energy Center, what bars and restaurants to go to, how to get cheap tickets for Minnesota Wild games, and how to find shuttle buses to the Xcel Energy Center.?

Going to a Minnesota Twins Game at Target Field
Going to a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis? If you are watching a baseball game at the Minnesota Twins new stadium, here's where to park, how to get cheap tickets, and which bars and restaurants to go to before and after the ball game. ?

Bars and Restaurants Near Target Field
Bars and restaurants near Target Field, the Minnesota Twins' new ballpark

Save Money on Minnesota Twins Baseball Tickets
Looking to save money on Minnesota Twins baseball tickets? Here's where to find deals and special offers on Minnesota Twins baseball tickets.

Parking at Target Field for Minnesota Twins Baseball Games
Going to a Minnesota Twins ball game at Target Field, the new Twins Ballpark? Here's where to find parking at Target Field for the ball game.

Xcel Energy Center Parking
Going to a Minnesota Wild Hockey Game or another event at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul? Here's all you need to know about parking for the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Free Shuttle Buses for Minnesota Wild Games at the Xcel Energy Center
Forget expensive parking - get a shuttle or a bus to take you to the Xcel Energy Center for the Minnesota Wild hockey game. Here's what bars operate free shuttle buses to Xcel Energy Center for Minnesota Wild games, and how to ride Metro Transit buses for free if you are going to the Xcel Energy center.

Save Money Skiing - Cheap Lift Tickets at Local Minneapolis Ski Areas
How to find cheap lift tickets at ski and snowboard areas near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Save money on skiing and snowboarding in Minneapolis with cheap and free lift tickets, equipment rental, and ski and snowboard lessons.

Minnesota Winter Olympic Games Athletes
Minnesota is sending 21 athletes to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, more than any other state in the US. Here's who is going to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games from Minnesota. Go Minnesota!

Minnesota Winter Olympic Games Athletes
Minnesota is sending 21 athletes to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, more than any other state in the US. Here's who is going to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games from Minnesota. Go Minnesota!

Winter Golf in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Minneapolis loves golf - and even six months of winter can't stop us playing. Where to play winter golf in Minneapolis, where to play snow golf in Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities. Here's your guide to golf in the winter in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Rock Climbing in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota
Rock Climbing in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota - where to climb, where to find climbing walls, where to get gear and supplies for rock climbing.

The Great Urban Race - An Amazing Race Style Event in Minneapolis
The Great Urban Race is an annual "Amazing Race" style event held in Minneapolis. Participants have to race about the city, solving clues and taking on challenges.

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Summer and Winter, Inside and Outside: Sports and Activities
Residents of Minnesota and St. Paul are some of the most active in the nation all year round. Join in and keep fit and active all year round with this guide to sports and activities inside and outside, summer and winter, in Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities.

Outdoors Winter Sports and Activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul
When the snow falls, there's plenty to do outside in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Wrap up warm and come out to play in the ice and snow!

Outdoor Summer Sports and Activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul
When the sun shines, get out your running shoes, inline skates, climbing shoes, water skis, or simply your bare feet, and have fun out in the sunshine. Here's some ideas for summer sports and activities in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including some you might not have considered...

Running in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to many runners, and many beautiful places to run. Here's where to run, and how to find running routes. Independent running stores are the most knowledgeable places to get kitted out for running in the Twin Cities. And, here's how to find races and events to train for - including the biggest event on the runner's calendar, the Twin Cities Marathon.

Cross Country Skiing in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Around the Twin Cities
Where to go cross country skiing in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around the Twin Cities metro area. Where the cross country ski trails are in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and where to rent cross country skis and equipment. Plus, the City of Lakes Loppet, one of the largest cross country ski events in the nation, is held in Minneapolis every February.

Cross Country Skiing in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Around the Twin Cities
Where to go cross country skiing in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around the Twin Cities metro area. Where the cross country ski trails are in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and where to rent cross country skis and equipment. Plus, the City of Lakes Loppet, one of the largest cross country ski events in the nation, is held in Minneapolis every February.

Sledding Hills in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Minneapolis might be the bigger, and some say better, of the Twin Cities. But St. Paul is unarguably better in at least one respect: hills. And when the snow falls, some of the best sledding spots are in the STP. Minneapolis has two designated sledding spots. St. Paul has 14. There are some fun hills in Minneapolis and around the metro area too. Here's a rundown of sledding hills in Minne…

Ice Skating in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Ice skating is very popular in Minneapolis and St. Paul at selected ice rinks and arenas all year around, and at several outside locations as soon as the weather gets cold enough for the ice rinks and lakes to freeze. Here's where to ice skate in Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities.

Vertical Endeavors Indoor Climbing Gym in St. Paul
Vertical Endeavors in the east side of St. Paul is a vast indoor climbing gym, a haven from the cold weather and a great practice space for rock climbing and bouldering.

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding Resorts Near Minneapolis and St. Paul
A list of downhill skiing and snowboarding areas in and near to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Twin Cities metro area. Ski areas in southern Minnesota usually open around mid-November, depending on the weather. Occasionally the weather has been cold enough to snow (or make snow) at the end of October, or it may be too warm until the end of November....

The Minneapolis Urban Assault Ride 2008
A scavenger-hunt style race around Minneapolis. Pedal around the coolest parts of Minneapolis, solve clues, take challenges, then drink beer.

Indoor Winter Sports and Activities in Minneapolis & St. Paul
When the snow falls, Twin Cities residents still have lots of options for sports and activities. Here's ways to get or stay fit and active inside in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The Midtown Greenway Bike and Pedestrian Trail in Minneapolis
The Midtown Greenway is a 5.5 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail spanning the width of Minneapolis. Here's a guided tour and photographs of Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway.

All About Biking the Twin Cities
Where to buy a bike, where to ride, where the trails are, where to get your bicycle serviced, how to find cycling groups, what to do if your bike is stolen, and more - resources for cyclist in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

A Walk, a Bike Ride or a Skate Around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis
Lake Harriet, in south west Minneapolis, is circled with a walking trail and a cycle path. Here's a photo tour of what to see when walking, jogging, rollerblading or biking around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

London 2012: Olympic Athletes from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota
There are several athletes born in Minnesota or who make their home in Minnesota, competing in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Here's a list of Minnesotan Olympic athletes, many of whom are from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Go Minnesota!

Beijing 2008: Olympic Athletes from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Minnesota
There are several athletes born in Minnesota or who make their home in Minnesota, competing in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Here's a list of Minnesotan Olympic athletes, many of whom are from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Go Minnesota!

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

Welch Village Ski and Snowboard Hill
Welch Village is a ski and snowboard hill close to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Get stats, reviews, information on the ski hill, and ways to save money on lift tickets at Welch Village.

A Walk, a Bike Ride or a Skate Around Lake Phalen in Phalen Park, St. Paul
Lake Phalen, in Phalen Park, St. Paul, is circled with a walking trail and a cycle path. Here's a photo tour of what to see when walking or biking around Phalen Lake in St. Paul.

A Walk, a Bike Ride or a Skate Around Lake Como's Trails in Como Park, St. Paul
Lake Como, in Como Park, St. Paul, is circled with a walking trail and a cycle path. Here's a photo tour of what to see when walking or biking around Lake Como in St. Paul.

Kettlebell Classes and Instructiors in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities
Kettlebell classes are growing in popularity in Minneapolis, St. Paul and gyms in the Twin Cities. Why is it so popular, who is the best instructor, and where can you join a kettlebell class in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities?

Snow Tubing in Minneapolis/St. Paul
Screamingly good fun, offered at local parks and ski hills, no special skills required - snow tubing is a fantastic family or grown-ups only activity. Here's where you can go snow tubing in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Bicycle Shops and Stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Minneapolis and St. Paul have many independent bicycle shops and stores, selling new bikes, used bikes, parts, offering bike repairs and services, and providing advice on cycle routes and maps. Many are affiliated with cycling clubs, or run their own. Here's a list of independent bicycle shops and stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Sports and Recreation at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis
Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis has a wide range of sport and leisure activities in summer and winter. Find out more about summer swimming, winter ice fishing and more with this guide to Lake Calhoun.

The Minnesota Vikings
The official website of the Minnesota Vikings football team.

Minnesota Wild
The official website of the Minnesota Wild ice hockey team.

Gopher Sports - The Minnesota Gophers Athletics and Sports Site
The official website of the University of Minnesota's Gophers sports.

Is it Legal to Swim in Minneapolis' Lakes?
Minneapolis is known as the "City of Lakes". But is it legal to swim in Minneapolis' lakes?

Getting Plan B Emergency Contraceptive in Minneapolis and St. Paul
If you need emergency contraception, here's how to get the emergency contraceptive Plan B in Minneapolis, how to get Plan B in St. Paul and in the Twin Cities.

Best Ski and Snowboard Area Near Minneapolis and St. Paul
Where's the best place to ski near Minneapolis? Where's the best place to snowboard near Minneapolis? Share your opinions of ski and snowboard areas near Minneapolis and in Minnesota.

Mini Golf Courses in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Mini golf courses are lots of fun for adults and children, and the Twin Cities has plenty of mini golf courses. Here's where you can play mini golf in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Getting a Flu Shot in Minneapolis - Where to Get A Flu Shot in Minneapolis
Where can you get a flu shot in Minneapolis and St. Paul? The CDC recommends flu shots annually - here's where to get flu shots in Minneapolis, St. Paul and around the Twin Cities.

Roller Skating in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities
Where can you go roller skating in Minneapolis and around the Twin Cities? Here's where to find roller skating rinks and other indoor roller skating locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities.

Minnesota's State Parks
The Department of Natural Resources' guide to activities and attractions at Minnesota's state parks.

Restaurants and Bars Near the Metrodome - Bars and Restaurants Near the...
Restaurants and Bars Near the Metrodome - Bars and Restaurants Near the Metrodome

Adventure Races and Mud Runs in Minneapolis and St. Paul

A list of adventure races, mud runs, bike races and running races with challenges, obstacles, fire and mud in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

Beaches in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities
Looking for a lake to swim in, in Minneapolis or St. Paul? Here's a list of beaches in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around the Twin Cities.

Ski Stores in Minneapolis - Snowboard Stores in Minneapolis
Shopping for a ski gear in Minneapolis and St. Paul? Shopping for snowboard gear? Here's a list of the best ski and snowboard stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Twin Cities for ski gear, snowboard gear, Christmas gifts for snowboarders, and Christmas gifts for skiers.

When are the Minnesota Twins Playing? When are the Twins Playing in 2012?
When are the Twins playing? What are the dates for Minnesota Twins games? Here's a schedule of the 2012 Minnesota Twins games, for buying tickets, or avoiding disruption in downtown Minneapolis.

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities
Stand Up Paddleboarding has become incredibly popular in Minneapolis and St. Paul in the last few years. Here's where to rent a stand up paddleboard, where to get lessons, where to buy a board, what lakes to go on, and more resources for stand up paddleboarders in Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities, and around Minnesota.

Inside Mini Golf Courses in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Mini golf courses are lots of fun for adults and children, but it's not just a summer-only sport. Here's where you can play mini golf inside in the winter and avoid the rain, snow and heat. Here's where you can play mini golf inside, in and around Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Visiting Lake Nokomis - Things to do at Lake Nokomis in South Minneapolis
Walking, running, playing at the beach, swimming, canoeing or kayaking - things to do at Lake Nokomis in south Minneapolis.

Red Bull Crashed Ice: St. Paul 2014

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