I cheated and took this shot the day before the event. Normally the venue would be packed with people but I have found that it is easier to get the shot before the event and before the security guards start guarding.
Once the jumbotron and the big spotlights are turned on it gets harder to photograph the venue.
Downhill ice racing is a thing and it draws huge crowds. Those crowds drink lots and lots of beer in crashed ice village along West 7th street.
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival starts this week and then it is on to the Super Bowl. It all helps take the long and boring out of Winter. 🙂