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Saint Paul, MN
5k
Skating/Classic
No
No
651-488-9673
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Trails are on the golf course. Some nice hills but most of the course is pretty exposed. There is one back leg that is quite shaded and seems to hold snow long after the rest of the course loses it. Rentals at the chalet.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
I managed to knit together a 10k outing, with several laps up and down the rope-tow area. Good snow on "the glaciers", so get a few last k's in. I'm usually one to keep going to the bitter end, but might have to stick a fork in it.
(Gary Roach)
Monday, March 1, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ B skis ]
Groomed all the way around with some slight modifications to usual course. Some avoidable bare spots, brown spots from grass below. Generally in very good skiable condition. Classic skiers seemed to be doing fine also. Getting softer as the day wears on, a bit slow going, but nice to still be out in the beautiful sunshine. Get it while you can!
(John Kieselhorst)
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle Lost/Found 
[ B skis ]
We skated at Como this afternoon. 39F It was not too bad. Coverage was good, although a few cart path edges are beginning to show. There were a few sunny, slushy spots, but most of the trail was pretty darn good. When it freezes it will be fast, icy and rutted. One of my athletes found a fitbit on the course. Contact me if it is yours. I will also inform Lost/Found at St. Paul Parks Manager.
(Robb Lageson)
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
The trails are in pretty good condition considering the high usage and warming temperatures, but they are showing signs of deterioration. The classic track was mainly left alone to help preserve it. Overall, bot the classic tracks and skate deck are good condition.
(Amanda Smith, St. Paul Parks and Recreation)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
Classic tracks are wet or icy in the sun. The snow on the perpetual glacier is still powder. Some bare spots, that can be avoided. V60 Red/Silver would barely kick in the sun, but dragged on the perpetual glacier. Beautiful weather.
(Jeff Brown)
Friday, February 19, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Freshly groomed classic tracks, 19 degrees F., blue sky, made for excellent ski conditions. The downhill area looks to be finished for the season. I hope they continue to groom for cross country for several weeks! Well done groomers.
(James Rue)
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Good skis ]
Nice to have a little fresh snow. Not one leaf on the course. Did not appear to be groomed today but 90% of the tracks were in good condition. Some occasional squirrelly areas on the flats. Skate deck looked to be a bit slow due to the dusting of snow. Nice to be using blue, rather than green wax. Also nice not to have my earbuds freeze so I could listen to music from Johnny Cash to The Weeknd. Both Como and Central high school teams out. Big shout out to Central's Coach Robb. He has been an inspiration to so many teenagers (including my kid) to take up this lifetime sport. High school Nordic skiers rock!
(Kathy Bjornson)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Night
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Good classic conditions for most of the trail, recently groomed. Nice to get out on the fresh snow. The warmer temperatures made for a very pleasant ski. Thank you St Paul Parks and Recreation for keeping up on the grooming.
(Scott Stanley)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
There was fresh looking corduroy when I arrived at 3 p.m., so it was about as good as it could be for skating, although a little slow. Classic tracks looked like they must have been reset today as well. They were plenty deep and solid most of the way around, with only a few exceptions. Good to be out in the sunshine with temps above zero!
(Lois Braun)
Monday, February 15, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Classic tracks were firm, mostly shallow and disappeared a few times. Skin skis were draggy on this cold, dry snow. Very minor tree debris in tracks. Skate deck had firm corduroy, a few icy spots, and a few avoidable patches where dirt had come up with the groomer (and one spot with grass).
Photos:
(Karen Katz)

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