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Old January 8th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #1
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Riedell Skates (Minnesota) Doc, do you know if the company in Minnesota offers any opportunity to see operations (i.e. tour, custom on site build/buy) anything like that?
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Old January 9th, 2014, 04:30 AM   #2
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Riedell Skates (Minnesota) Doc, do you know if the company in Minnesota offers any opportunity to see operations (i.e. tour, custom on site build/buy) anything like that?
Give 'em a call.. Worst they can do is say no.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 04:34 AM   #3
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I have been to Red Wing, MN where the factory is, several times, but I have never gone inside the factory. Here is an article written by a guy who did take a tour dated Nov. 2011. You can e-mail the factory too and see if they still offer tours. By the way, the factory in Red Wing is 58 miles from our favorite rink in St. Louis Park, The Roller Garden. You can tour by day and hit one of our 3 adult night skate sessions, or the Sunday morning adult session!

http://wickedskatewear.blogspot.com/...tory-tour.html
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Old January 9th, 2014, 04:51 AM   #4
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Nothing like first hand info. Hope you are staying warm out there.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 06:42 AM   #5
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I did call Riedell a couple of times prior to leaving work today to try and line something up. (thought new set of custom boots and a day or two of skate time would be great) but their phone required you to have a specific name or extension {just kept dropping me, wouldn't allow anything general mailbox or have a human answer} So, I'll try again at some other point. Wife had to have a "Same Day" decision as it was her work that gave her the notice yesterday that she had to go to a meeting and give a presentation. *Again, thank you very much for the info and maybe next time - stars just didn't align for this quick last minute trip
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Oh well. Hopefully it will work out sometime for you to visit.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 02:57 PM   #7
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100% (now that I have a bit of info next time it does, I am going to send e-mails to Riedell and see if I can arrange a tour like that article you sent, ride bikes or similar, and use your new rail and hit the dif areas)
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