February 06, 2014 14:00 ET

KARE 11 Announces the Opening of the LIVE on TV Ice Rink

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN--(Marketwired - Feb 6, 2014) - KARE 11 is thrilled to announce the opening of the LIVE on TV ice rink as the NBC affiliate prepares for 16 days of action packed and awe inspiring Olympic events broadcast from the region of Sochi, Russia. 

Tonight, Thursday, February 6th KARE 11 News will begin broadcasts LIVE from the locally made rink built next to the KARE 11 Backyard and Studio in Golden Valley. KARE 11 will host community groups to partake in the spirit and fun of the Games during the news broadcast each evening.

"The Olympics create a moment for everyone to be inspired by local athletes on a world stage, and we want to give viewers one more way to share in that experience," said News Director Jane Helmke. "We invite everyone to catch the spirit of the games, whether they watch on TV or join us for the scheduled public skating events."

"We are pleased that our partners at PreferredOne joined with us to build an ice rink that all Minnesotans and fans of the Olympic Games can call their own," said John Remes, President and General Manager.

Fans and families are invited to skate February 15th and 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are encouraged to visit for more details.

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