EXCELSIOR — It was a "well-oiled machine" on Lake Minnetonka Saturday morning as crews built rinks for the North American Pond Hockey Championship.

"It's amazing how fast we put up these rinks. It's a well-oiled machine, because by 11 a.m. they'll all be up," Karen Draayer, of the North American Pond Hockey Championship, told Lakeshore Weekly News just after 9 a.m. Saturday. "They put out all the boards, lay out the materials and get these teams going and just screwing them down to the ice." 

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.