Neighbors created 2-mile skate path to connect yards

Minnesota residents banded together to create a recreational outdoor project that has allowed the community to come together free of charge.
2:08 | 02/23/21

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brain storm on ice. The Minnesota families coming together to create a community project warming each other up with some much-needed pandemic fun. Warroad is the original hockey town usa. Anything involving skates and ice is the culture. Warroad is a small town of 1,800 people. Craig and I have known each other for a while. My daughter thought it would be cool if we could skate back and forth from each other's houses. Here's Craig house. If you follow the river it's three quarters of a mile from his house to my house. It was an instant yes, we should and I believe we started that night. Once we started connecting, it seemed obvioo keep going. The river bend skate path follows the contours of the river. That's a lot of bends and curves in the warroad river. It stretches for 2 1/2 miles from start to finish. People use it pretty much every day. There's been some Saturdays where you have 300, 400 people. Even at 20 to 30 below there's people skating. Bon fires going on. Curling games. Broom ball. Pick-up hockey games and casual skating and racing. One of the first weekends, my son wanted to sell hot chocolate and raise money for a local charity in town that helped him when he had cancer. Over a course of a day and a half raised $700 to those who needed it. Warroad hands quite affected by the pandemic. Not a lot of tourists, businesses are closed. It didn't seem right to charge for something people should be able to enjoy. People need to be outside. Everything is kind of closed. This is good exercise. It gets people outdoors and involved in the community. We've been challenged to make it longer next year. That's going to be something we look at doing. It's been a fun neighborhood experience. I'm glad that the town enjoyed it as much as we did doing it. I've never heard our executive producer kat, a Minnesota native more excited about a story. It was quite annoying in my ear as I was trying to watch the piece. She's very proud of where she's from.

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