U.S. Bank Giving Back To Its Hometown As Skating Rink Partner This Winter


U.S. Bank takes its origins here in Minneapolis seriously. The company is committed to helping give back to the community throughout the year. During the winter season, U.S. Bank helping support a new downtown skating rink that will be available during Holidazzle and continued throughout the winter skating season in Downtown Minneapolis.

“The Holidazzle is a wonderful tradition for the city of Minneapolis and the greater Twin Cities area,” said Phillip Trier, Twin Cities Market President for U.S. Bank. “It is an opportunity for many people to bring their families into Downtown Minneapolis to see the city and the lights and celebrate the season together. We are fortunate to have our headquarters in such a vibrant city and are fortunate to be part of the Holidazzle this season.”

The downtown skating rink is a collaborative effort between the Minneapolis Downtown Council, Minneapolis SafeZone Collaborative and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and it is supported by VEIT, Kraus-Anderson, Minneapolis Building & Construction Trades Council, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District, U.S. Bank and Love Your Melon. During Holidazzle, it will be free for all to enjoy and will be open during posted hours.

It’s a way for people in the downtown area to get out and be active during the winter season, and it will offer up a chance for people to get out and experience downtown in a whole new way. Outdoor skating on the ice is a treasured Minnesota tradition, and bringing this element to the downtown area is a great way to provide a free experience for people while taking part in a time-honored activity.

During Holidazzle, U.S. Bank is excited about bringing people together to enjoy the ice, the season and the company.

“The holidays are a natural time for people to pause and celebrate this special time of year,” Trier said. “For us, it is a time for our employees to reflect on 2015 and to take a break and enjoy family and friends and events the city of Minneapolis hosts during the holidays. Holidazzle has become an important tradition.”

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Friday, November 27 – Sunday, December 20

Thursdays through Sundays

Thursdays & Fridays: 5 pm – 9 pm

Saturdays & Sundays: 11 am – 9 pm

U.S. Bank is headquartered in Minneapolis and is home to 4,000 employees—overall, there are approximately 10,000 U.S. Bank employees in the greater Twin Cities. U.S. Bank is committed to helping create an extraordinary downtown and region, and part of that includes helping bring people together to enjoy each other’s company.

“We are committed to serving the Twin Cities,” Trier said. “Last year in the Twin Cities, we contributed over $400 million in community development loans and investments, grants and corporate gifts, and our employees donated 73,000 volunteer hours.

“We love the holidays. It is a time for our employees to share the pride of being part of the Holidazzle and also an opportunity to celebrate the holidays and clients and many community partners in the Twin Cities.”

Trier said U.S. Bank is excited to bring a downtown skating rink to Minneapolis as it will be a unique opportunity to bring people together during the holiday season.

“We very much value the ability for individuals and families to play and have safe and accessible places to do so,” Triersaid. “Our support of the Holidazzle skating rink will provide everyone a free and accessible opportunity to play right in the heart of the city. It will also be a wonderful opportunity for families to try ice skating perhaps for the first time.”

With U.S. Bank part of the skating rink as well as the Holidazzle lineup, it’s a scenario where a hometown bank and a generations-old tradition of skating come together with another staple of the Minnesota winter season—Holidazzle.

There’s something awfully Minnesotan about this partnership.

“Minneapolis and Minnesota is our home, our headquarters,” Triersaid. “We are the proud employer of 10,000 people in this great state.”