THIS IS WCCO 4 NEWS. YOU MAY HAVE HEARD BY NOW THE SKATING RINK DOWNTOWN CLOSES THIS WEEKEND. SO SAD. IT WAS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST IN NORTH AMERICA AND HAS BEEN AROUND FOR 15 YEARS. IT WILL BETURNED INTO AN EVENT SPACE FULL-TIME. WE LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND THE MEMORIES MADE AT THE DEPOT. WHATEVER DRAWS YOU INTO THE DEPOT. I LIKE THE BALL AND MUSIC. PEOPLE AGREE THE SPACE IS SPECIAL. THIS IS A REAL JEWEL. THISIS HISTORY. LOOK AT THIS PLACE. THAT’S WHERE THE CHIMNEYS AND STEAM ENGINES USED TO PUMP UP THEIR EX SAUCE. MARK HAS SKATED AT THE RINK SINCE IT OPENED IN 2001 THAT’S WHEN CSM CORPORATION TOOK THE ROAD DEPOT BUILT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY AND TURNED IT INTO THIS. THIS PROJECT IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PROJECT AND BEFORE THIS AREA WAS REDEVELOPED A LOT OF WHAT YOU SEE DIDN’T EXIST. THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE KIND OF PROJECTS THAT HELPED THE REST OF THE AREA TAKE OFF. IT’S SOME OF THAT HISTORY THAT HAS PULLED PEOPLE IN EVEN FIRST TIMERS IN THE FINAL DAYS. I DON’T KNOW. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU LIVE HERE YOU HEAR ABOUT YOU KIND OF WANT TO DO IT ONCE. OTHERS HAD TO TAKE ONE LAST LAP. YEAH, ONE LAST TIME. IT HAS BEEN A BACK DROP FOR PROPOSALS AND A PLACE WHERE DADS AND DAUGHTERS MADE LASTING MEMORIES. WHAT MAKES IT SPECIAL? THAT WE GET TO BE HERE TOGETHER AND SKATE. THIS IS ONE OF THE SPECIAL THINGS THAT WE DO TOGETHER. WELOOK FORWARD TO IT. AND WHILE MANY WISH IT WOULD REMAIN A STAPLE IN DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS SKATERS HAVE GLAD THEY HAD IT WHILE IT LASTED. JUST A FUN PLACE TO COME. I’LL MISS IT A LOT. OF COURSE IWILL. . WELL THE RINK IS OPEN UNTIL 11:30 TONIGHT AND TOMORROW IS THE FINAL DAY. THE HOURS ARE 10 IN THE MORNING

The Depot Skating Rink Closes Forever This Weekend
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