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How to enjoy the Super Bowl on a budget

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Ice Lab sculptors put the finishing touches on an ice sculpture
Ice Lab sculptors put the finishing touches on an ice sculpture in the shape of a football player in preparation for Super Bowl LIVE on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday.
Evan Frost | MPR News

Even if you can't afford a ticket to the game, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the experience of Super Bowl LII in Minnesota beginning this weekend.

Some free activities include Super Bowl LIVE, a 10-day party full of free concerts along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

An ice sculpture is finished behind Mary Tyler Moore
An ice sculpture in the shape of the Lombardi Trophy is finished up behind the statue of Mary Tyler Moore on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis on Thursday.
Evan Frost | MPR News

Starting Saturday, the Super Bowl Experience will take over the Minneapolis Convention Center. Dubbed the "Disneyland for football fans" by the Super Bowl Host Committee, the experience features games, displays and meet-and-greets with players.

Tickets cost $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and younger.

The fun doesn't end with football.

The free City of Lakes Loppet at Theodore Wirth Park and the Uptown area in Minneapolis starts Saturday.

Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis is hosting the 2018 U.S. Pond Hockey Championship. Admission is free.

The crowd gets an up close look at the ice palace at the lighting ceremony.
The crowd gets an up close look at the ice palace at the lighting ceremony of the 2018 Winter Carnival in Rice Park Thursday in St. Paul.
Renee Jones Schneider | Star Tribune via AP

In Rice Park, the St. Paul Winter Carnival — which spans 17 days — features skating, live entertainment and a large ice castle towering over the festivities.

Several arts and entertainment venues in the Twin Cities like the Ordway and Guthrie will offer discounts on tickets for the week of the Super Bowl.

At CHS Field in Lowertown, Minnesotans can try the St. Paul Super Slide. The cost is $10 per hour for adults and $5 per hour for children 12 and younger. You can ride as many times as you want during that hour time slot.