Thursday, January 31, 2013
National Weather Service's warning about windchill heeded.
Put those brooms away. An announcement Thursday on Facebook from the City of Fridley Parks and Recreation department: Due to the extreme cold today, Broomball games have been cancelled. The National Weather Service issued a wind chill advisory for the Twin Cities, including Fridley, warning that temperatures could reach dangerous levels from midnight Thursday through noon Friday. Related:
Friday, January 11, 2013
They're closed until further notice. The January thaw (and rain!) had to hurt.
Sorry, skaters. Poor ice conditions after days of warm midwinter weather and even rain have led the Fridley Parks and Recreation Department to close ice rinks in parks across the city. Here's the bad news posted at the Fridley Recreation Facebook page: Ice rinks are closed until further notice due to poor ice conditions. If everyone stays off the rinks they should be able to open back up relatively soon -- hopefully over the weekend. If people don’t stay off the ice, the ice will be further damaged & rinks will need to remain closed. Related:
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Broomball, boot hockey, volleyball—take your pick with Fridley Parks and Recreation.
Get in on the action by signing up pronto to play in the City of Fridley Parks and Recreation Department's winter adult athletic leagues, taking place at locations such as Hayes Elementary and Commons Park. Check out the details online here by clicking on the PDF thumbnail.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
It was a time for hockey, basketball and broomball games.
Here are a few things about Fridley that made headlines at Fridley Patch and elsewhere during the traditionally slow news week between Christmas and New Year's. The Fridley Historical Society's big book about Fridley is back in print and for sale, at both the Fridley History Center on Mississippi Street and at Bob's Produce Ranch on Osborne Road. Fridley continues to draw broomball enthusiasts to Commons Park for adult league action and fun on the ice and under the lights. The Ramsey County DWI Court wanted to adopt a highway in Ramsey County but got assigned a stretch of University Avenue NE instead. A different group will soon get the job of picking up the mile or so of Highway 47 in Fridley. The Fridley High School girls basketball …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Both plays and penalty calls were creative during co-rec action at Commons Park.
The field lights are blazing, the winter air is biting, and a dozen men and women are slipping and sliding around the ice at Fridley's Commons Park. Never mind this is the same night as a rare Tuesday night Minnesota Vikings football game. This was true entertainment: watching friends try to hit a tiny orange ball with a broom-like stick—all while on slippery ice. Broomball is a lot like hockey but without the skates, and with a ball instead of a puck. There are six players to a side, including goalies, and a game consists of two 18-minute halves. Thursdays bring mens league broomball to Commons Park. ("More serious," said Matt Swords of the orange-jerseyed On the Rocks team. "Less chaos," said Swords' teammate Charlie Stubfors.) But on …