Oct 10, 2019
Minnesota is known for its many distinctive items: hotdishs, lakes, Post-Its, and the Coen Brothers, just to name a few. However, the state is probably best known as the State of Hockey. Residents from 9 months to 99 years of age love spending time on the ice year-round whether it is indoors or outdoors.
Founded in 1971, the Richfield Ice Arena is still operating with its original ice generation plants. Due to the diligent work of ice arena staff, the system has met the needs of residents, but due to the systems age and a new United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation, that may not be the case for long. The city is considering renovating the ice arena to bring it up to modern standards and provide further amenities to residents.
For the forty-first episode of the That’s Rich(field) podcast we talk with Richfield Ice Arena manager Kris Weiby to learn where our ice arena has been and where it looking to go in the future.