Outdoor activities take center stage at St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter’s inauguration

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A week of outdoor and family events will usher in a second term as mayor of St. Paul for Melvin Carter.

The formality – Carter being sworn in – is scheduled for January 3 at noon and will be streamed live on Facebook in consideration of the ongoing pandemic.

“These unique times require new approaches to every aspect of city building, including our traditional inaugural activities,” Carter said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to work alongside our residents, businesses and public employees to chart the way forward together.”

A host of wintry opportunities begin Monday in the week leading up to Carter’s swearing-in:

Monday, 1 p.m.: Sledding Party, Battle Creek Recreation Center, 75 Winthrop St. S.

Wednesday, 1 p.m.: Ice Skating, North Dale Recreation Center, 1414 St. Albans St. N.

Thursday, 1 p.m.: Snow Sculptures, Edgcumbe Recreation Center, 320 Griggs St. S.

Thursday, 5 p.m.: Virtual happy hour with the mayor. E-mail [email protected] for RSVP.

December 31, noon: I-Spy Evergreen Scavenger Hunt, Phalen Regional Park Beach House, 1400 Phalen Drive E.

December 31, 2 p.m.: Winter Bike Tour (Bring your own bike), meet at Black Dog Cafe, 308 E. Prince St.

For more information on all activities, visit stpaul.gov/inauguration.

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