Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the Skyway Open?
February 21st, February 22nd, and February 23rd, 2014 marks the seventh annual Skyway Open in downtown Minneapolis.
This 18-hole scramble mini-golf tournament will feature professionally designed golf holes by leading Minneapolis-based architects and contractors set up throughout the downtown skyway system.
Each participant will be given a round of golf and Friday golfers receive complimentary admission to the 19th Hole Celebration valued at $30.
When is the event being held?
Friday, February 21st, Saturday, February 22nd, and Sunday February 23rd 2013 in the Skyways of downtown Minneapolis through City Center, Gaviidae Common, IDS, Baker Center, and Accenture Tower. Golfer check-in is located on the 1st floor of City Center at 30 S 7th St, Minneapolis.
The course will be open to the public the following dates/times.
Friday, February 22, 12pm to 9pm
Saturday, February 23, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, February 24, 10am to 4pm
Check-in/registration desk will close 30 minutes prior to the time the course is closed.
How many people can sign up?
Online pre-registration will be limited to foursomes, as will walk-up registration on Friday. Saturday and Sunday‘s play is available for walk-up foursomes or individual sign up.
Who can play?
Anyone can play! Putters and golf balls are provided.
How much does it cost?
On Friday, February 22, the cost is $140 per foursome, which includes 4 tickets to the Accenture Tower 19th Hole Celebration (valued at $120) held on Friday evening. On Saturday, February 23, the cost is $20 per adult and $5 per child. A special family pre-purchase rate of $35 is available on Saturday for foursomes consisting of 2 or more children. ($40 for walk-ups.)
What is the 19th Hole Celebration?
The 19th Hole Celebration will be open from 7:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday, February 22. The event is free for Friday golfers complete with complimentary food and drink, entertainment, music, awards program and more. Tickets to the 19th Hole Celebration are available for purchase for non-golfers for $30 in advance and $35 at the door. We will also have maps for all golfers.
Where do I go to check in at my tee time?
You should arrive on the street level of City Center within 20 minutes +/- of your tee time. You will receive an email a week in advance of the event with detailed parking, Accenture Tower 19th Hole Celebration information and more.
There are several lots that are close to the course including the Central Parking lot in City Center/Marriot (entrance on north side of 7th St in-between Hennepin Ave and Marquette Ave) and the Macy's parking lot (entrance on south side of 7th St in-between Hennepin Ave and Marquette Ave). If you are attending the 19th Hole Celebration on Friday evening, we will have parking valadation tickets available there. The entrance to this parking lot is on the east side of 8th St in-between 3rd Ave and 4th Ave right under the skyway.
Who does the Skyway Open Benefit?
The charitable goal of the Skyway Open is to raise money for The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. The Clubs' mission is: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The Clubs provide safe havens for children ages six to eighteen through five core program areas: Character & Leadership Skills, Education & Career Development, The Arts, Health & Life Skills and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Reaching more than 13,500 young people throughout the year with over 500 youth attending daily, the organization has a great opportunity to address the most challenging issues facing young people while preparing them for a fruitful and positive future.
The organization serves the areas of greatest need throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul – reaching out to young people living in traditionally underserved neighborhoods. Members also receive valuable environmental education at Voyageur Environmental Center, located just west of the Twin Cities. Typically looking for a safe and fun place to spend time with their friends, youth are rewarded with much more when they become Club members. In addition to recreation, they find programs that help them succeed in school, learn new skills, and make positive life choices.
To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities or to get involved please go to www.boysandgirls.org.
What prizes are going to be given out?
- Best dressed team (to be judged at the Accenture Tower 19th Hole Celebration)
Hole design awards:
- Top Design
- Greenest Green
- People's Choice
There are many and varied volunteer opportunities at the U.S. Bank Skyway Open. Volunteers receive free parking and admission to the Accenture Tower 19th Hole Celebration. Check out available volunteer assignments here.
Who is the Downtown Network?
The Downtown Network is a committee of the Downtown Council whose members live, work or help to build downtown through the networking, socializing and contributing opportunities provided by the group. The Downtown Network provides a variety of programming to its members including: a Professional Development luncheon series, networking events, Lawn Bowling, Timberwolves/Twins game nights, Happy Hours, and many volunteer opportunities. The Downtown Network has become especially popular with top local employers that are seeking ways to quickly integrate their new recruits into the Minneapolis area. Find out more about the Downtown Network at: www.downtownnetwork.org.