Wayzata skating rinks to open this weekend

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From the City of Wayzata’s website:

“Update: 12-21-17: The Parks Department is making final preparations to open the skating rinks at Klapprich Park and Margaret Circle. Staff will be flooding the Klapprich Park rink on Friday night and the rink will be open for use on Saturday morning, December 23.  Staff is still unable to get out on the ice with its normal grooming equipment but is hopeful to do so early next week.  We appreciate the patience of our eager skaters.  Happy Holidays and enjoy skating!!”

“The Warming House is located at 340 Park Street E and hours are as follows:
Monday – Friday 3 – 10 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

When school is not in session the Warming House is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.”

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Mill Street Parking Ramp wins AIA award

The American Institute of Architects awarded the The City of Wayzata and consulting architect HGA an Honors Award for the Mill Street Parking Ramp.

The Mill Street Ramp was one of 13 projects recognized with this award, which also included projects such as the State Capital renovation.

HGA Architects & Engineers and City of Wayzata Representatives receive an Honors Award from the American Institute of Architects for the Mill Street Parking Ramp.

Mayor Ken Willcox, Council members Steve Tyacke and Johanna McCarthy, and City Engineer Mike Kelly attended the AIA ceremony held on Friday, December 8 at International Market Square to receive the award.  Congratulations!

Blake Girls Soccer program seeks donations for Sierra Leone Dovelma School

Blake Lower School Girls Soccer Club is seeking donations of art and school supplies as part of a service project for the Dovelma Early Childhood Center located in Sierra Leone.

The Center was founded by Blake parent Hindolo Pokawa to serve children from two to five years old as Sierra Leone’s first rural early childhood education program and currently has 215 students enrolled.

“The school, art, and life supplies drive for people that really need our help.” Stated Coach Nicholas Hall in an email. “We need to let our kids know that at an early age they can make a difference in other people lives.”

Interested persons are encouraged to make a donation at the Lower Blake Campus in Hopkins until Friday, December 22nd.  More info about the program can be found here: www.slfnd.org/dovalema/

To make a donation of Art or School Supplies:

Blake Lower School
110 Blake Rd S
Hopkins, MN 55343

More info: Coach Nicholas Hall at (612) 275-3474

In battle of top 10 teams, 5th ranked Park Center rolls over Trojans 84-52

Jacob Beeninga led Trojan scorers with 15 points against Park Center.

Park Center (3-1) rolled into the historic Trojan Fieldhouse Friday evening and proceeded to dismantle your 9th ranked Wayzata Trojans (2-2).

Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery here.

Park Center was led by senior Jarius Cook who scored 22 points including five 3-pointers in the effort. 6 foot 9 inch senior Dain Dainja added 15 points for the Pirates as they scored early and often over the Trojans.

Stat leaders for Wayzata included 15 points for Jacob Beeninga, and 9 points each for Luke Paulson and Drew Galinson.

The Trojans host Orono (3-2) on Thursday, December 21st and will look to rebound from this tough loss.

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Girls Basketball moves to 7-0 with 58-38 win over Eden Prairie

Jasmine Smily scored 10 pointes for the Wayzata Trojans Girls Basketball Team against Eden Prairie.

Your Wayzata Trojans Girls Basketball team (7-0) defeated Lake Conference rivals the Eden Prairie Eagles (3-4) 58-38 in a Friday night match-up at the Trojan Fieldhouse in Plymouth.

Check out Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery to this game here.

Jasmine Smiley and Annika Stewart lead the Trojans with 10 points each, Alivia Arnedbeck and Kallie Thiesen eached scored 8 points, Lydia Hay added 7, and Jenna Johnson added 5 points in a balanced scoring attack.

Head Coach Mike Schumacher commented on the effort after the game, “Tonight’s (game) was a very physical one, we perservered, we were pretty solid with the ball all night and we have been coming up on top.”

The Trojans will travel to Rogers (4-3) on December 19th and host Roseville (4-1) at the historic Trojan Fieldhouse on Thursday December 21st.