Way To Go's experienced staff expertly hones blades for optimal ice-slaying power at its well-stocked sports equipment outlets that specialize in buying, selling, and consigning used sporting goods. For optimal carving and snow-spraying hockey stops, skates should be sharpened professionally instead of being dragged down the street by a newlywed couple’s tandem bike. Families with more than one skater, or teams of ice-dancing penguins, are welcome to bring in multiple pairs of skates for group bonding activities around the sharpening wheel. After just one sharpening, skaters can showcase newfound nimbleness on the ice, gliding along with poise like a ballerina operating a segway.
The gem gurus at EverGreene Jewelers have dispensed, crafted, and repaired an abundant array of jewelry out of fine gold and silver, pearls, and diamonds for more than 27 years. Past the building’s green awning, adornment aficionados individually guide patrons through EverGreene Jewelers’ collection of chunky, multicolored Rebecca rings, hand-assembled Citizen Watches, and Tin Cup pearl pendants, made popular by Renee Russo’s breakout role as the necklace in the movie Tin Cup. Bauble beautifiers spruce up jewels during complimentary cleanings, an award-winning jewelry artist fashions personalized accouterments at the in-house shop, and a certified gemologist inspects patrons' pieces during appraisals. Visitors to EverGreene Jewelers can also swap pieces of unwanted silver or gold in exchange for cash or kiddie pools filled with Ring Pops.
Since 1985, the experienced captains and crews at Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen have been shepherding guests along the azure surfaces of Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Their fleet of five vessels steers customers around the area while accommodating them with full-height glass windows, enclosed outer decks, bar and restaurant options, and karaoke performances by prize-winning big-mouth bass. Boats glide along the coastline of Lake Minnetonka, catching sights of small lakeside towns, and down the Mississippi River to the backdrop of the Minneapolis skyline, Saint Anthony Falls, and the setting sun.
Birdstone Bead Studio's savvy instructors teach jewelry-crafting techniques that range from basic beading to complex methods of cutting, filing, and riveting in a quaint BYOB studio. They welcome up to eight guests at a time, granting students ample breathing room as they sift through piles of beads or try reviving a CPR dummy. The teachers drop pearls of wire and wisdom during each hour of instruction before empowering pupils to make their own jewelry.