WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Hockey Rink In Minnesota


WINTERTIME MEANS LETTING SKIING AND SKATING. IN THE STATE OF HOCKEY IF THERE’S ONE THING MINNESOTANS KNOW IT’S GOOD ICE. WE WANTED TO FIND THE BEST HOCKEY RINK IN MINNESOTA. YOUR VOTE SENT ME TO THE RED BARON. ONLY MINNESOTA WOULD HAVE A HOCKEY RINK THIS GRAND IN THE MIDDLE OF VERY COUNTRY. THIS IS THE RED BARON ARENA AND EXPO. IT IS LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. BEING ABLE TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, IT IS THE TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE METRO AND IOWA, AND NEBRASKA. THAT MAKES THIS MINNESOTA RINK NOT ONLY THE BEST OF, BUT A DESTINATION FOR THOSE LIVING BEYOND THE FOUR CORNERS OF OUR STATE. WE HAVE A SYMBOLIC. Reporter: THIS RINK HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN THE MAKING. IT TOOK A LOT OF PLANNING. ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS. IT TOOK A PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHWAB BEEF COMPANY. THEY DONATED THE LAND. Reporter: THE DECADE OF TIME WAS WELL SPENT. ON SLOW AND STEADY RESEARCH. THE GROUP WENT OUT AND SAW ALL THESE DIFFERENT FACILITIES. THEY TOOK EVERYTHING THAT THEY COULD, THAT THEY WANTED FROM THOSE FACILITIES AND BROUGHT IT TOGETHER. THEY INCORPORATED IT WITH A WORKING BUDGET THAT THEY HAD. THEY MADE THE RED BIRD ARENA — BARON ARENA. THIS IS THE BEST OF THE BEST. Reporter: IT IS THEIR CHANCE TO STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT. IT GETS US MORE PUMPED UP. IS INÃIT’S AN AWESOME ATMOSPHERE. Reporter: AS THE UNIFORM WALKER SHOW, THEY TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN WHAT THEY HAVE. OFF THE ICE THE FANS ARE TREATED TO A LUXURY HOCKEY EXPERIENCE. WE HAVE A 14 BY 25 FOOT HIGH DEFINITION BOARD. WE HAVE THE EIGHT CAMERAS THAT ARE INSTALLED. WE HAVE GOLD CAMS INSTALLED ABOVE IF WE EVER WANT TO DO INSTANT REPLAY. STATE OF THE ART SURROUNDSOUND SYSTEM IN HERE. THE BLEACHERS RETRACT. IT IS A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY. Reporter: THERE IS SEATING FOR MORE THAN 1200. AND A PRESSROOM THAT WOULD MAKE SID HARMAN BLUSH. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS IF YOU BUILD IT THEY WILL COME. WITH AS MANY HOCKEY RANKS AS THERE ARE IN MINNESOTA, WE REALLY HAVE THINGS THAT SET US APART FROM OTHER RINKS. THIS IS THE RED BARON ARENA EXPO. WERE THE BEST HOCKEY RINK IN MINNESOTA! CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM. THE STATE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD THERE IN MARCH. THEY ALSO BROADCAST EVERYTHING ON THEIR YOUTUBE CHANNEL. GRANDMA AND GRANDPA, LET’S SAY THEY ARE IN ARIZONA, THEY CAN WATCH. THAT IS WONDERFUL. I AM HAPPY FOR THEM. I AM TO — TOO. TO THEY HAVE A MUSEUM IN THEIR? THEY DO. THEY APPROACH THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INSIDE WOULD YOU MIND LOANING US SOME STUFF. THEY SAID SURE TAKE THIS STUFF FOR A YEAR. THEY HAVE A LITTLE DISPLAY CASE. THEY WILL SWITCH IT OUT YEAR-TO- YEAR. IT’S PRETTY NEAT. NEXT WEEK WE ARE LOOKING FOR

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