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All Minnesota Ice Arenas Closed through March

By LenL, 03/17/20, 12:30PM CDT


Schedule Update and arena closures

Per the Governors March 16 emergency executive order 20-04, further amending emergency executive order 20-01, declaring a Peacetime Emergency and Coordinating Minnesota's Strategy to
Protect Minnesotans from COVID-19, all indoor sporting facilities including skating rinks will be forced closed in the state of Minnesota no later than 3/17/20 at 5pm.  The order further defines penalties and fines for any facility that does not comply to the order.  Link to full article and pertinent text below.

While ice arenas and indoor sporting facilities are forced closed, all Fury AAA activities will be postponed.  The season will resume once arenas have opened once again.  Most area arenas are forecasting April 11th as their re-opening date and taking ice out until then.  Once arenas are re-opened, the spring season will resume.

Full article available at Mn.Gov

"Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 12.21, subdivision 3(1), the Governor may "make, amend, and rescind the necessary orders and rules to carry out the provisions" of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 12. When approved by the Executive Council and filed in the Office of the Secretary of State, such orders and rules have the force and effect of law during the peacetime emergency. Any inconsistent rules or ordinances of any agency or political subdivision of the state are suspended during the pendency of the emergency. Any person who willfully violates such an order or rule is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days.

For these reasons, I order as follows:

  1. Beginning no later than March 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm, and continuing until March 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm, the following places of public accommodation are closed to ingress, egress, use, and occupancy by members of the public:
  1. Restaurants, food courts, cafes, coffeehouses, and other places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption, excluding institutional or in-house food cafeterias that serve residents, employees, and clients of businesses, child care facilities, hospitals, and longterm care facilities.
  2. Bars, taverns, brew pubs, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, tasting rooms, clubs, and other places of public accommodation offering alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.
  3. Hookah bars, cigar bars, and vaping lounges offering their products for on premises consumption.
  4. Theaters, cinemas, indoor and outdoor performance venues, and museums.
  5. Gymnasiums, fitness centers, recreation centers, indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities, exercise studios, and spas.
  6. Amusement parks, arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, indoor climbing facilities, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and other similar recreational or entertainment facilities.
  7. Country clubs, golf clubs, boating or yacht clubs, sports or athletic clubs, and dining clubs."