Andy Kostka & Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate












By Dan Collins

We lost another alpha dog skater.  Another one was taken from us too early.  We lost Andy Kostka in November 2012.  We lost Daryl Dahl in June 2015.  Both were taken too early and their absence has left a huge hole in the skating community.  The 2015 Memorial skate will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at 11:00 AM with lunch to follow.  Come to skate/bike/run or just meet us for lunch to honor the memory and remember our friends Daryl and Andy.

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Ovidude posted this on his Facebook page after he spoke with Daryl’s mom: Daryl refused to let his parents tell anyone he had ALS while he was still with us.  She said he smiled til his last day when he passed on 06/19/15.  Our plan is to sign a card and send it with any donations to the ALS foundation to his family.  If you have a favorite story and/or pic of Daryl you’d like us to send his family let us know.  His mother is relieved to finally share his story.


  • Where are we skating?  We’ll skate the loops at Elm Creek Park Reserve.
  • Where should we meet?  Meet at the trailhead by the Lifetime Fitness in Champlain (11989 Champlain Dr, Champlain, MN 55316).
  • What is the date?  We’ll skate Saturday, October 3.
  • What time should I show up for the skate/bike/run/walk?  We’ll plan to start skating at 11:00.  If you want to log extra miles you can always come earlier.


  • Where’s the post skate lunch?  We’ll have lunch at Clive’s Roadhouse in Champlain.
  • What’s the address for Clive’s: 11680 Theatre Dr. N., Champlain, MN 55316.
  • What time is lunch?  Lunch will start at 12:30.  If we skate at 11:00 that will give us time for a loop and to change.  I’ll make reservations once I get a good measure of how many are attending.
  • Let me know if you will be attending lunch so I can help the restaurant plan for our group.