Who has better outdoor rinks? Canada or Minnesota?

Helping us settle this debate is UMD women’s junior defensive duo Maggie Flaherty of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Kailee Skinner of Penticton, British Columbia.

The Bulldogs were at Portman Square in Duluth’s Lakeside neighborhood recently in what has become a tradition for the program to get out and skate on one of the outdoor association rinks.

Flaherty and Skinner share their outdoor rink experience growing up and what it means to them to be able to skate with young kids in the community.

Another tradition we discuss is Rookie Idol, of which Skinner has made a name for herself. Famous for her rapping skills, Skinner shares a little something she’s been working on.

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The Bulldog Insider Podcast is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited and produced by Duluth News Tribune multimedia producer Samantha Erkkila.