Whether you know much about the sport or not, even casual hockey fans have probably dreamt of driving a Zamboni across the ice. For Jake Magdzas, that childhood dream became his everyday reality when he was hired on to the ice department at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment Convention Center) to keep the ice in pristine condition for every game and event. We were lucky enough to catch up with him to hear all about how he got here and what he loves about his gig.
The People and the Place
From budget-friendly family activities to hidden waterfalls to recommendations from locals, check out our blog for trip ideas and to learn more about what makes Duluth so special.
Puck Drop on Duluth: Celebrate the City’s Hockey Culture
Duluth’s strong hockey culture can be seen all over the city, no matter the season. It’s produced many NHL greats, members of Olympic teams, collegiate titles and high school state champions. It is also home to a loyal and enthusiastic fan base, one of the many reasons why Minnesota is dubbed, “The State of Hockey.”
For visitors to this great hockey city, we’ve outlined Duluth’s hockey history, where to catch or play a game and where to cheer on your team with fellow hockey enthusiasts.
Faces of Duluth: Gabe Mayfield
It’s no secret Duluth has a vibrant arts & culture scene, so when Gabe Mayfield moved to the area from Chicago for college in 1999, it made him feel right at home. Today, whether it’s performing onstage at a Duluth Playhouse or Renegade Theater production, recording his own albums, checking out local music festivals, or planning youth talent shows, you can find Gabe Mayfield in the heart of Duluth’s arts & culture scene – and throughout the Duluth community. We had the opportunity to connect with the local performer and hear about what inspires him on and off the stage.
Where to Pop the Question in Duluth
Duluth has been a beloved couples’ destination for years. Whether it is the first spot they traveled together, somewhere they go year after year or a new-to-them location, Duluth is a perfect place for someone to propose to the one they love. We have some suggestions for those who want to say “YES!” to setting their engagement story in Duluth.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Duluth
With its picturesque landscape full of winter wonder, vibrant entertainment, and plenty of warm spots to cozy up, Duluth is for lovers: outdoor lovers, craft beverage lovers, arts and culture lovers, or just lovers of a good time.
Lake superior with the Ladies: A Duluth Girlfriends Getaway
With fun restaurants, DIY classes, exciting attractions, a variety of shopping options, unique cocktail spots (oh, and plenty of photo op spots), Duluth is the perfect location to spend some quality time with your friends. Check out our roundup for a girls trip you won’t soon forget.