GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If you want to get your golf game on and don't want to wait for the snow to melt, head downtown this weekend.
You'll get plenty of opportunities to practice your putting at the U.S. Bank Skyway Open which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities.
According to organizers, for the first time, the world's only skyway mini-golf tournament has been expanded to include Sunday and will feature futuristic holes designed by local architects and designers.
Here are the complete details-
2013 U.S. Bank Skyway Open to benefit the BGCTC features 19 original "Imagining 2025: Minneapolis
in the Future" mini-golf holes, including a futuristic tour of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.
Friday Golf: February 22, noon to 9 pm
19th Hole Celebration: Friday, February 22, 7 p.m. to 11 pm.
Saturday Golf: February 23, 10 am to 6 pm. (Family Day activities include games and skill toys, cookie decorating by Wuollet Bakery, free Candyland popcorn, face painting, and visits by beloved local mascots such as T.C. Bear.)
Sunday Golf: noon to 4 pm, with reduced prices for golfers
The course begins on the first level of the City Center, and weaves through Gaviidae I, IDS Center, Baker
Center, the Ameriprise Building and finishing at the Accenture Tower.
The 19th Hole Celebration, featuring food, drink, and entertainment, will be at the Accenture Tower
lobby. (Prizes will be awarded for Top Design; Greenest Green; and People's Choice.)
Why: For the 7th straight year, local golfers and families can enjoy this unique Minneapolis tradition while
supporting the BGCTC.
Who: Golfers and non-golfers of all ages and skills level are welcome.
The BGCTC helps more than 13,500 area youth in-need to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Downtown Network promotes downtown Minneapolis as a center for entertainment, commerce, culture and retail through volunteer, networking and social activities.
U-S Bancorp (NYSE: USB) is the parent company of the event's sponsor, U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States.
How: Online registration is available at Skyway Open.
Onsite registration is on the lower level of City Center.
• Friday golf is $140 for a foursome (includes access to the course and admission to the 19th Hole Celebration on Friday evening - a $120 value).
• Friday's 19th Hole Celebration is free for Friday golfers, $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
• Saturday's reduced rates for families are $5 per child, $20 per adult, or $35 per foursome for up to 2 adults and 2 children (in advance) and $40 per foursome for walk-ups.
• Sunday golf is $5 per child, $20 per adult, or $35 per foursome for up to 2 adults and 2 children, or $60 per foursome.
For more information or to register visit- Skyway Open
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