CHANGED: Andy Kostka & Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate August 17th

Andy Kostka & Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate 8/17/2019


The decision was made to move the skate/luncheon to August 17th due to the weather terrorists claims it is going to rain on Saturday the 10th.  All other parts of the schedule will remain the same.

For those unfamiliar with Andy Kostka and Daryl Dahl you really missed out.  Click their names for links to their to learn more about them.  We lost Andy Kostka in November 2012; this will be the 7th Annual Andy Kostka Memorial Skate.  We lost Daryl Dahl in June 2015; this will be the 4th Annual Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate.  Both were taken too early and their absence has left a huge hole in the skating community.

The 2019 Memorial skate will be held on Saturday, August 17th at 9:00 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.

**If it looks like rain on the 10th, we will reschedule for the 17th.

What’s the plan? Gather skater and biker peeps Saturday morning to do loops at Elm Creek. This was the old stomping ground Andy and Daryl and a host of other primates. We’ll wheel around the park and take some pics at the benches. Afterwards we’ll meet at Clive’s for lunch.
Who should come? Everyone on wheels (skates, bikes, or other round things) is welcome to jump in the mix.
What time should we arrive? Arrive at 8:00 or 9:00. Anyone getting there at 8:00 will roll out and do a loop, then come back by 9:00 to pick up the rest of the crew.
How many miles are we doing? There are a number of options. You can do the North Loop once and that will net you about 12 miles. Or you can do a mix and match and get in 30-40 miles if you want. We can talk through the options when we meet.
What’s the course like? It’s a beautiful woodsy course. This is a good hill training course. It’s not brutal, but it’s not easy. Either way you can go at your own pace and enjoy the park.
Where do we meet? Meet at the trail head in the Life Time Fitness parking lot in Champlain. The address is 11989 Champlin Dr, Champlin, MN 55316. This is off HWY 169N. Turn off on 120th Street.
Where’s Clive’s located? Clive’s is just south of Life Time Fitness. The address is 11680 Theatre Dr N, Champlin, MN 55316. Reservations will be under Uncle Dan.

What you need to do: show up, of course, and when the date gets closer let Dan Collins ( know if you will be there for lunch so we can lock in the reservation at Clive’s


If it rains we’ll meet for lunch at Clive’s.

2018 Andy Kostka and Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate

2017 Andy Kostka and Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate



2016 Andy Kostka and Daryl Dahl Memorial Skate



2015 Andy Kostka Memorial Skate



2014 Andy Kostka Memorial Skate