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With temperatures projected to rise and weather returning to an average Minnesota winter day by mid-day Tuesday, January 7, all scheduled Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) indoor and outdoor programs will resume at Noon. The Wirth Winter Recreation Area, including the ski chalet, tubing hill and ski trails will re-open at Noon. The Park Board’s recreation centers, which typically open at 3 pm weekdays, will also open Noon. All ice rink warming houses will reopen at their normal scheduled time of 3 pm.
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Marie Rosati checks on the heating coil in a bucket of water set out for her horses near Embarrass, Minn. today. Without the coil, the water would freeze solid. Temperatures at the time were 25 below with wind chills near 50 below. (Derek Montgomery / For MPR News)
While the National Weather Service predicts that most of the state will continue to experience extreme cold conditions, the Zoo will be open to the public for its regular winter hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Outdoor exhibits – including the Northern Trail and Minnesota Trail – will remain closed in order to protect guests and animals. A discount admission policy (in place for all winter days with temperatures -0 degrees Fahrenheit) will be in effect.
Due to the forecasted extreme cold, all scheduled Parks and Recreation outdoor programming has been canceled through 3 p.m. on January 7. Como Park Ski Hill and all outdoor skating rinks and warming houses will also remain closed through 3 p.m.