North Minneapolis hockey arena could be transformed into a roller rink
A former hockey rink in North Minneapolis could be transformed into Roll North, Minneapolis’ only roller skating rink.
What’s happening: Eric Moran, a North Minneapolis resident who ran for Park Board last year, is working to make one of his campaign aspirations come true: convert the unused Victory Memorial Ice Arena into a recreational facility.
Why it matters: Moran told Axios the new facility would employ local teens, provide a place for kids to go outside of school and bring more business to the neighborhood.
What he’s saying: “Hockey is an expensive sport, and I wanted to find something with a low cost and low barrier of entry for everyone," Moran said. "The building just lends itself to roller skating."
What’s next: Moran, an IT consultant for Hennepin County by day, is working with elected officials and local businesses on the details.
- He plans to hold a fundraiser for the project in early September, with a goal of opening in 2024.
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