We had the pleasure of hosting Minnstameets at the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL on Friday, December 4th. #Minnstameets is a group of photographers who use Instagram and live in Minnesota. Their mission is to provide a base for their vibrant and growing community. They do this by hosting gatherings – called “Instameets” – where Minnesota Instagrammers can meet each other in person and take photos.
We wanted to show off what the OVAL has to offer during the winter months; amazing ice skating during OVALumination. OVALumination is a celebration fit for the glamour of the holiday season — with over 100 arborvitae and evergreen trees decorated top to bottom with lights surrounding the OVAL. Along with holiday lights, we partnered with Knitteapolis , the Minnesota yarnbomber, who adds colorful soft street art to Minneapolis [and now Roseville] one yarnbomb at a time. Knitteapolis yarnbombed the front of the OVAL with colorfully knit yarn, enhancing OVALumination’s holiday cheer with an unexpected twist. #KnitTheOVAL is sponsored by North American Banking Company. You can come out to the OVAL until January 31st, 2016 to see the lights and #KnitTheOVAL.
#Minnstameets was asked to use the hashtag, #minnstameets_OVAL when taking photos during the event. The results were better than what we anticipated! Below you will find some of our favorite photos from the night.
There’s more where those came from! Search #minnstameets_OVAL on Instagram to see all of the awesome photos that were captured during the event. Don’t forget to follow your favorite photographers!
We hope you’ll come out to the OVAL to take your own photos. Use #KnitTheOVAL and #OVALumination when posting them on social media. Every Friday we post our favorite photo from the week on your social media outlets. Maybe you’ll be featured!