The Icelandic American Association of Minnesota (IAAMN) was founded in 1994, to promote Icelandic culture, past and present, to support events that celebrate Icelandic culture and strengthen appreciation of Icelandic heritage, and to provide an organization for anyone interested in Iceland.We are active members of the Icelandic National League of North America.
SPECIAL EDITION July 2016
ICELANDIC SOCCER TEAMS!
Wednesday, July 13th 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The week of July 11 through 17, soccer teams arrive in the Twin Cities from Iceland. The teams will be participating in the Schwann's USA Cup.
Tuesday night, June 12th, 7:00 pm is the Opening Ceremony at the Arena at the National Sports Center in Blaine. It is very much like the Opening Ceremony at the Olympics. Stony has attended and recommends this opportunity which includes teams from around the World.
Soccer Tournament at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
The Icelandic American Association of Minnesota will be holding a "MEET and GREET" on Wednesday, July 13th at Lakeside Commons Park and Beach in Blaine. The park has been reserved from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be a barbecue picnic at dinner time.
Bring a salad or dessert to share. $5.00 charge if bringing something to share.
Adults $10.00, Children $6.00
Join us at the park:
DINNER/Barbecue swimming, splash pad, beach house, volleyball Boathouse with canoe & kayak rental, playground, Meet and Greet Minnesotans and Icelanders!
Area Soccer Players, and families, are encouraged to attend and meet the visiting soccer players
Lakeside Commons Park and Beach in Blaine.
3020 Lake Parkway
Blaine, MN 55449
Information about Lakeside Commons Park and Beach can be found at:
> 35W North to Lexington Avenue
> North on Lexington to 125th Avenue West / Main Street NE
> West on 125th Avenue West / Main Street NE to Harpers Street NE
> South on Harpers Street NE to Lakes Parkway
> West on Lakes Parkway to the Lakeside Commons Park – parking lot will be on your left
Schwann's USA Cup Soccer Tournament Information
Travel between Lakeside Commons Park and National Sports Center is 2 miles.
Anyone can attend the games! No admittance fees! No parking fees. Consider attending the games. Games are around 90 minutes each.
Game Schedules will be shared as soon as they arrive.
Teams coming are:
U14 Girls Breidablik (2 Teams) Kópavogur,
U15 and U16 Girls Grotta/KR Seltjarnarnes
U16 Boys FYLKIR Árbær
Many of us know Kristjan Schram, when he lived here in the Twin Cities. Kristjan is joining us with a team. Welcome him back to Minnesota!
Meet and Greet the many teams coming from Iceland to play in the International Soccer Tournament
Minnesota Icelanders Hosting.
Barbecue, Swimming, Games, Canoes,
Picnic at Lakeside Commons Park,
3020 Lakes Parkway, Blaine 55449
Bring a Salad, Dessert, or Snack to share!
July 30 to August 2nd AUGUST THE DEUCE
For information: http://thedeuce.org/2016-deuce-of-august/
July 30 to August 2nd ISLENDINGADAGURINN Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
For information: http://www.icelandicfestival.com/
September 9 to 11 BOXELDERBUG DAYS, Minneota, Minnesota
For information: http://www.boxelderbugdays.com/