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New ice rink in Chatfield


Mon, Dec 29th, 2014

Tony Lammers, Bill DuBord, Ryan Priebe, Pat O’Neill, and Brian Burkholder, who work for the city of Chatfield, traveled to Elk River to get the ice rink and reassembled it in Chatfield, Minn. Photo by Barb Jeffers

The residents of Chatfield, Minn. have more than one reason to be grateful this holiday season as the city now has an official size ice rink at Mill Creek Park.

The ice skating rink is not brand new, but it is new to Chatfield, according to asuperintendant of city services, Tony Lammers. The rink was used for Hockey Day Minnesota 2014 in Elk River, Minn. and was no longer needed after the event.

The rink was purchased from the board of Hockey Day Minnesota after Lammers saw it was listed as public surplus. There was a reserve on the rink in the amount of $20,000 but the city of Chatfield took a chance and put in a bid of $5,000 and were very lucky to get it. The money for the rink came out of the city’s general fund. “It was a really good deal,” states Lammers. The funds for the ice rink came out of the city’s general fund.

City services employees, which included Bill DuBord, Ryan Priebe, Pat O’Neill, and Brian Burkholder, along with two part- time employees, traveled to Elk River and dismantled the rink, loaded it on semis, brought it to Chatfield and reassembled it, which was not an easy task.

Lammers states “they worked hard to get it down” as it was a bigger project than they had anticipated. The rink was located down in a pit in Elk River, so everything had to be brought up and out as it was disassembled, which made the task even more difficult.

It took six men two full days to disassemble the rink in Elk River before getting it to Chatfield, unloading the pieces, and beginning the reassembly. According to Lammers, the city crew worked on the rink on and off to get it assembled “we just didn’t stop and do everything to put it up”, so it took two to three weeks to get it up and ready to use.

Lammers states, “The ice rink got a lot of use in November, but then the weather warmed up and melted every bit of ice, so we are starting to work on the ice again” in order to get the rink ready for area residents to strap on their ice skates and give it a try.

People “can’t wait to get in there and use it,” says Lammers, adding that people in Chatfield are excited about the rink stating “there has been a lot of talk on it” from everyone in town. As a matter of fact, there were kids using the rink before it was even completely full of ice, as they were anxious to use the new rink.

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Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
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Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
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Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
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Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Agriculture

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Groth appointed to American Farm Bureau Federation Promotion & Education committee

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All Government

Melinda Groth of Fillmore County was recently appointed to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Promotion & Education (P&E) committee. Groth will serve a one-year term and will be involved in planning P&E activities/programs, communicating wit ..... 
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DNR expands winter trout fishing in SE Minnesota

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

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DNR awards $5.7 million in habitat grants to conservation groups

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
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Farmers can update yield history through Feb. 27, 2015

Mon, Dec 29th, 2014
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