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Bloomington Briefing Published March 1, 2023
Updated on March 1, 2023
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Enjoy BIG’s annual Ice Show

Have a friend or family member in the show, or just love a good show? Local skaters will showcase their skills at the 2023 annual Ice Show titled “Skating the Enchanted Forest.” This show features spotlights, colorful costumes, fun choreography and great, custom-recorded music.

Catch the show on Friday, March 17, 7 p.m., or Saturday, March 18, at 1 p.m. 

The dress rehearsal Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m., is open to everyone. Rehearsal tickets are $5 in advance and at the door. All tickets are nonrefundable.

To order tickets over the phone with a credit card, call 952-563-8841. Tickets are also available at the Bloomington Ice Garden main office.

For up-to-date information, visit or email to Rene Gelecinskyj, BIG Skate School Coordinator, at

Save the date: New parent resources

The City of Bloomington will host a free educational event for expecting and new parents in partnership with Early Learning Services. Participants will learn about infant CPR, what to look for in a daycare, breast and bottle feeding and more. The event will take place on Saturday, April 15, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at Pond Early Learning Center, 9600 3rd Avenue South. For more information, contact Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator Amanda Crombie at

StoryFest 2023 comes to Bloomington 

Story Arts of Minnesota, in partnership with the Bloomington Center for the Arts, will present StoryFest 2023: Shared Stories, Shared World on April 29.

The Bloomington Center for the Arts is a versatile venue that will allow StoryFest to host workshops, story concerts and story circles for tellers and listeners from all over Minnesota. StoryFest introduces new audiences to the wonders of storytelling and will showcase stories from communities whose voices are often underrepresented or silenced.  

The day includes opportunities for adults and youth to sharpen their storytelling skills and develop relationships with other storytellers. Activities conclude with an afternoon youth concert and an evening adult storytelling concert.

For a complete schedule and information, visit Story Arts of Minnesota at