Golfers covered up their photographs Saturday morning for the Snowball Open on Lengthy Lake in Orono, Minn.

Thirty levels may not be too heat for many however if you find yourself used to the brutal chilly of a Minnesota wintry weather, 30 levels can really feel terrible great.

With prime temperatures into the 30s for the Dual Towns metro, Saturday made for an ideal day to get out and benefit from the climate.

Whilst some opted for some pond hockey, others were given in a spherical of golfing. In Orono, the Lions Membership teed off at the frozen-over Lengthy Lake, the easiest website for the gang’s 33rd annual Snowball Open.

“We didn’t have any fundraisers happening in the course of the wintry weather,” defined Orono Lions President Bradley Hansen. “So we mentioned, ‘What is extra amusing than {golfing} at the lake with a tennis ball?'”

“It’s slightly out-there however we experience it,” mentioned match sponsor Scott Stabeck. “We’re right here it doesn’t matter what the elements is and this 12 months we were given slightly fortunate with 30 levels.”

The nicer temps additionally made for best possible climate to fly kites. On Lake Harriet, teams of other people marched onto the ice to get their kites into the air.

“It is not snowing,” mentioned Saralyn Klein. “It is not beneath 0 like final 12 months.”

And if kite-flying is not sufficient bodily process, there used to be additionally some pond hockey.

“Tremendous Saturday, it is nice climate out right here; the Ice is excellent,” mentioned Jim Dahline of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

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