January 15th is the next cutoff date for discount registration to the Luminary Loppet on Lake of the Isles Saturday, February 2, 2013. It’s my opinion that the Luminary Loppet is one of the best events in the Twin Cities! Although the webpage is not yet operational for this specific event, in the past it’s been a terrific event featuring…
Thousands of ice luminaries, an ice pyramid and the Ice-Cropolis! Bon fires, coffee, hot cocoa and cookie stations. Post-Luminary Loppet Party for paid registrants.
This is a non-competitive event with registration open to snowshoers, walkers and skiers alike and I highly recommend participating.
Click here to see my recap from 2011′s event.
August 15 = $13, November 30 = $15, by January 15 = $17, January 30 = $20, day of = $25.
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This Friday, join the Minnesota Skate Adventurers for an evening skate around the Greenway, Lake of The Isles, and Lake Calhoun. Roll while socializing with fellow skaters, viewing the moon-lit Downtown / Minneapolis skylines, and calming waters of Lake of The Isles and Calhoun! After the 15 mile route, skaters will meet back at Pizza Luce in Hopkins for some food.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Depot Coffee House
9451 Excelsior Boulevard
More info and RSVP
Last night, my husband and I attended the Luminary Loppet for the first time. It was a truly magical experience and I cannot recommend this event more! The weather was perfect (25 degrees, no wind) and everyone was in festive spirits. The 1,200 ice luminaries lit up the Lake of the Isles with a soft glow. There were multiple lanes going around the lake so it wasn’t too crowded, although the lake was packed with xc skiers, skate skiers, snow shoers, dogs, kid ski pulk/sleds and people just wanting to check out the action! We enjoyed stopping at points around the lake to see the fire dancers, get some hot coco and cookies, sit by fire pits, visit the illuminated forest and the ice pyramid. We would have loved to go twice around the lake and check out the tent after-party but we had to head to Bella Naughty. Next year, we’ll be back no doubt!
Here are some pictures we took of the event.