Minnesota Ski and Snowboard Expo returns to Mall of America® to break world record

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Minnesota Ski and Snowboard Expo returns to Mall of America® to break a world record



Snow is merely weeks away in Minnesota. Those most excited are not reaching for shovels and ice picks, but snowboards and ski poles. Minnesota Ski and Snowboard Expo will return to Mall of America® to celebrate winter in Minnesota.


Keystone Resort, one of the largest family ski resorts in Colorado, leads the ski industry with the simplest Kids Ski Free offer. Since their program has the fewest ‘hoops to jump through,’ the resort will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for “Most People Dancing with Hula Hoops” in the North Parking Lot on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. More than 700 local skiers and snowboarders will be present in hopes to break the record.


Other Expo activities will include:


  • World-famous Skyriders! Team of Olympic, national and international freestyle skiing and trampoline champions will showcase their aerial trampoline routine in the Rotunda at noon, 2, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. throughout the weekend.  


  • Two-time Olympian and Minnesota native, Kaylin Richardson will host the hula hoop record-breaking as well as signing autographs at the Afton Alps booth on Level 1, East.


  • Guests will receive discounts on lift tickets and ski and snowboard lessons at both local and western ski areas, while admiring the latest styles and technology in ski and snowboard equipment.


For more information on the Ski and Snowboard Expo, click here.



VISUALS:       •Skyriders aerial trampoline show

                        •More than 600 local skiers and snowboarders dancing with hula hoops to break the Guinness World Record

                        •Olympian and MN Native Kaylin Richardson interacting with fans and signing autographs


WHEN:           Friday, Oct. 18 – Sunday, Oct. 20

                        Mall Hours


WHERE:         Mall of America – Rotunda, Level 1 East and North Parking Lot



About Mall of America®

Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.2 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America® - a 14-screen movie theater with VIP theatre and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.