If you aren’t feeling so hey-dilly-dilly about the Super Bowl 53, it’s understandable. After all, the Vikings came closer than any team ever to playing as well as hosting the big game in their own stadium.
Although the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers played Super Bowl in their local markets, the games weren’t held in their home stadiums. The Vikings and all of Minnesota should be proud of how close we were to nearly reach this seemingly unreachable goal.
Slip Sliding Away
Nevertheless, if you still feel like beating your chest and screaming, you may want to let it rip on the Vulcan Snow Park giant snow slide, which is 16 feet high and 300 feet long. Just don’t scare any little kids.
The slide will be open through February 11 during the city’s Winter Carnival, which also features ice sculptures and a “moon glow” parade.
Or you might to silently work out your frustrations by snapping on a harness and flying over the Mississippi River into Minneapolis on the Bold North Zip Line. You’ll be 100 feet in the air and soar 800 feet. Participants have to arrive at the beginning of their 2-hour time slots.
If you love outdoor winter sports and are unfamiliar with what the Twin Cities has to offer, you may not have heard of the annual Loppet, a competitive Minneapolis cross-country skiing festival that runs (or should we say “glides”) through Super Bowl day on Sunday, February 4.
Desperately Seeking Super Bowl Directions
The Meet Minneapolis website offers a comprehensive guide to things to do in the Twin Cities at this time of year. For 2018, it includes maps and transportation information for Super Bowl as well as a food and drink guide.
One amenity of all Springs communities is a clubhouse for hosting get-togethers. When the revelry is over, and you want to regain control following all the party food, another amenity you may appreciate is the 24-hour fitness center at each site.
What if you aren’t a football fan? Twin Cities Geek provides a list of 35 Things to Do Instead of the Super Bowl. It links you to activities such as indoor Nerf battles held every day at Tactical Urban Combat in the Twin Cities suburb of Eden Prairie. Other events include an ice arena “glow n’ skate” night, a family “full moon” snowshoe stroll, author events and an opportunity to make your own Viking shield. Hotcha! This is quite the fun list.
Being Big Hearted
Finally, here’s an opportunity for everyone – whether football lover or not – to show big-hearted spirit. When the atmosphere got a bit in-your-face at the final playoff game, Minnesotan Jessica Liebrock decided to do something to bring the Twin Cities and Philadelphia together.
Liebrock established a Go Fund Me page to benefit the charitable foundation of the Philadelphia Eagles. So far, ABC-6 reports, response from both Minnesota and Pennsylvania has been generous.