Duluth is home to one of North America's last all-outdoor youth hockey leagues.
The city has seven independent youth hockey organizations that play at their own volunteer-run neighborhood rinks. One big advantage is that outdoor hockey — when parents maintain the rinks and the city pays for water and lights — is largely free.
The disadvantage is that when it gets too cold, too warm or too snowy, the rinks shut down.
Otherwise, it's hockey time.
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