It seemed like it might not happen at all, but summer has found it’s way here to Minneapolis. And while it’s been a little Seattle-like we take summers seriously here in L’Etoile du nord. So we’re rolling out three great ways to play kubb in the sun!
We’re excited to again partner with the Loppet to bring you a fun afternoon of live music, food, (free) beer, and of course kubb! Never played in a summer tournament before? Never played kubb at all? Perfect! This relaxed environment is an ideal way to transition from backyard/BBQ player to tournament champ! As usual we’ll have practice pitches for open play and volunteers available to help those who need some help remembering how to play. Did we mention free beer? All participants (of age) receive a free Surly beer ticket – register a team of 6 players and this tournament pays for itself in delicious Surly!
Cocktails at the Castle – July 25th, 7pm to 11pm
Minnesota Kubb will be taking over the East Lawn of the American Swedish Institute for this one of a kind evening. Listen to live music, explore the grounds, eat food from FIKA, and play kubb! Indeed Brewing will be serving beer near the kubb pitches along with Pumphouse Ice Cream. Three pitches will be available: one for beginners to learn the basics, one for open play, and one “challenge” field for you to try your hand against a team of experts. More details can be found on the American Swedish Institute’s event page. No need to register, your ticket will get you access to all the kubb fun!
Minnesota Kubb Summer Open – August 10th
We’re very excited to introduce Minnesota Kubb’s first Summer Open Tournament. Mark you calendars now as we expect this event to fill up fast. This will be a small tournament held at the Marquette Plaza green space (formerly Cancer Survivors Park) near the Central Library on the Nicollet Mall. Details and registration information will be announced soon.