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NSC's Green Team holds its first meeting

01/22/2015, 3:30pm CST
By Hannah Van Eendenburg, MN GreenCorps Waste Prevention and Recycling

January 15, the National Sports Center (NSC) had its first official Green Team meeting. The NSC Green Team is a group of employees committed to the advancement of sustainable practices throughout the entire campus.

This week's episode of NSCtv features a look at the winter training camp for the U.S. Women's National Team at the Schwan Super Rink over the holidays from the perspective of Lee Steicklein, who grew up playing here. We also see the Make-A-Wish foundation reveal a granted with to a yount soccer player here at the NSC.

National Sports Center announces several staffing changes

01/13/2015, 12:00pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

Blaine, Minn. (January 13, 2015) -- The National Sports Center (NSC) announced several staffing changes today.

Kara and Brandon Radeke, NSC staff members for over 17 years, have both accepted positions with the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Club. Brandon will serve as the Penguins’ new Director of Ice Operations. Kara has been appointed the Assistant General Manager of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the team’s new training facility, which will open in June in Cranberry Township, 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Brandon will supervise ice operations at both the training facility and the Consol Energy Center, where the Pens play their home games.

OneHockey is bringing AAA teams from around the United States to this unique hockey event.

Learn more here.

2014 National Sports Center Year in Review Infographic

01/07/2015, 4:00pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

We were brainstorming some fun and interesting ways to look back on a great year of sports events and facility development at the National Sports Center. So we asked our graphic designer Rob Lodge to design this infographic, which presents some of the major milestones, accomplishments and numbers from the past year at the NSC.

We like this so much, you'll probably see this becoming an annual tradition.

Click on the image to view it full size.

Blaine, Minn. (January 5, 2015) -- The 14th annual Schwan Cup hockey tournament wrapped up its nine-day run on January 3 by crowning the final two champions of the eight divisions that were contested over the full run of the holiday tournament.

St. Thomas Academy won the marquee division of the tournament, the boys’ high school gold division, beating a game Burnsville squad on New Year’s Eve 3-0 at Ridder Arena.

NSC's Green Team holds its first meeting

01/22/2015, 3:30pm CST
By Hannah Van Eendenburg, MN GreenCorps Waste Prevention and Recycling

January 15, the National Sports Center (NSC) had its first official Green Team meeting. The NSC Green Team is a group of employees committed to the advancement of sustainable practices throughout the entire campus.

This week's episode of NSCtv features a look at the winter training camp for the U.S. Women's National Team at the Schwan Super Rink over the holidays from the perspective of Lee Steicklein, who grew up playing here. We also see the Make-A-Wish foundation reveal a granted with to a yount soccer player here at the NSC.

National Sports Center announces several staffing changes

01/13/2015, 12:00pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

Blaine, Minn. (January 13, 2015) -- The National Sports Center (NSC) announced several staffing changes today.

Kara and Brandon Radeke, NSC staff members for over 17 years, have both accepted positions with the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Club. Brandon will serve as the Penguins’ new Director of Ice Operations. Kara has been appointed the Assistant General Manager of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the team’s new training facility, which will open in June in Cranberry Township, 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Brandon will supervise ice operations at both the training facility and the Consol Energy Center, where the Pens play their home games.

OneHockey is bringing AAA teams from around the United States to this unique hockey event.

Learn more here.

2014 National Sports Center Year in Review Infographic

01/07/2015, 4:00pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

We were brainstorming some fun and interesting ways to look back on a great year of sports events and facility development at the National Sports Center. So we asked our graphic designer Rob Lodge to design this infographic, which presents some of the major milestones, accomplishments and numbers from the past year at the NSC.

We like this so much, you'll probably see this becoming an annual tradition.

Click on the image to view it full size.

Blaine, Minn. (January 5, 2015) -- The 14th annual Schwan Cup hockey tournament wrapped up its nine-day run on January 3 by crowning the final two champions of the eight divisions that were contested over the full run of the holiday tournament.

St. Thomas Academy won the marquee division of the tournament, the boys’ high school gold division, beating a game Burnsville squad on New Year’s Eve 3-0 at Ridder Arena.

NSC's Green Team holds its first meeting

01/22/2015, 3:30pm CST
By Hannah Van Eendenburg, MN GreenCorps Waste Prevention and Recycling

January 15, the National Sports Center (NSC) had its first official Green Team meeting. The NSC Green Team is a group of employees committed to the advancement of sustainable practices throughout the entire campus.

This week's episode of NSCtv features a look at the winter training camp for the U.S. Women's National Team at the Schwan Super Rink over the holidays from the perspective of Lee Steicklein, who grew up playing here. We also see the Make-A-Wish foundation reveal a granted with to a yount soccer player here at the NSC.

National Sports Center announces several staffing changes

01/13/2015, 12:00pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

Blaine, Minn. (January 13, 2015) -- The National Sports Center (NSC) announced several staffing changes today.

Kara and Brandon Radeke, NSC staff members for over 17 years, have both accepted positions with the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey Club. Brandon will serve as the Penguins’ new Director of Ice Operations. Kara has been appointed the Assistant General Manager of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the team’s new training facility, which will open in June in Cranberry Township, 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Brandon will supervise ice operations at both the training facility and the Consol Energy Center, where the Pens play their home games.

OneHockey is bringing AAA teams from around the United States to this unique hockey event.

Learn more here.

2014 National Sports Center Year in Review Infographic

01/07/2015, 4:00pm CST
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

We were brainstorming some fun and interesting ways to look back on a great year of sports events and facility development at the National Sports Center. So we asked our graphic designer Rob Lodge to design this infographic, which presents some of the major milestones, accomplishments and numbers from the past year at the NSC.

We like this so much, you'll probably see this becoming an annual tradition.

Click on the image to view it full size.

Blaine, Minn. (January 5, 2015) -- The 14th annual Schwan Cup hockey tournament wrapped up its nine-day run on January 3 by crowning the final two champions of the eight divisions that were contested over the full run of the holiday tournament.

St. Thomas Academy won the marquee division of the tournament, the boys’ high school gold division, beating a game Burnsville squad on New Year’s Eve 3-0 at Ridder Arena.

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