Health & Wellness

What happens when a longtime Edina resident combines two medieval Scottish sporting traditions on one backyard pond hockey rink? The answer is ice bowling—a sporting event that entertains 20 to 30 men on any given winter Wednesday night in Edina.

While most people would consider two and a half minutes an insignificant amount of time, nothing could be further from the truth for the Edina competitive cheerleading team. A frenetic 150-second routine consists of tumbling, passing, running, jumping, stunts and a one-minute cheer.

The Braemar City of Lakes Figure Skating Club has enjoyed great success over the past year. The club currently boasts two state champions, Edinan Maddie Deets and Claire Desautels, who hails from Excelsior.

Aspire Beverage Company has a solid connection to the Edina sports world. The company’s co-founder John Montague is an Edina youth coach, and Aspire’s beverages are sold at Edina concession stands.

If his tail could wag, it would! Spaulding, the bronze dog sculpture in front of Salut Bar Américain, is officially a resident of Edina.

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In the 1950s, garden clubs sprouted up throughout Edina like tulips in the spring. Housewives moving to the booming suburb looked for ways to grow flowers in their new backyards and form friendships with their new neighbors. They found both in neighborhood garden clubs.

The steel horse awaits you. Kristen Piersa Kregel’s Number Seven, a life-size steel horse made from real horseshoes, won first place in the 2013 People’s Choice Awards of the Edina Public Art Sculpture Exhibit.

As we age, it can sometimes feel like opportunities for exercise—let alone exercise that feels good—are harder and harder to find. And yet, for folks over 50, it’s more important than ever to stay active.

Nominated for two regional Emmy awards in 2013, Edina Community Channel 16 is ramping up for another exciting year. Video production coordinator Scott Denfeld says efforts will be focused on Enterprise Edina, a show that highlights local businesses and what they offer to Edina.