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Schedule of Events

  • Friday, Jan. 15,
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    First, sign up to build a snow scupture the week of January 9.
    Then, come to the Southshore Center and Badger Park in Shorewood Friday night, 5735 Country Club Road, to vote on your favorite sculpture and enjoy some free Joey Nova's pizza (while supply lasts), samples from Excelsior Brewing, crafts by New Horizon Acadmey, and Fire Art demonstrations.

    Saturday, Jan. 16

    10am-3pm Sledding
    10am-3pm Sleigh Rides
    10am-2pm Dog Sled Rides

    11am-1pm Bonfire & S'mores
    11am-1pm Snowshoeing
    11am-1pm Geocaching
    11am-1pm Ice Sculpture
    11am-1pm Llamas

  • Tonka Bay:

    12-3:30pm Open Skate
    12-3:30pm Snow Painting
    12:30-3:30pm Cocoa/S'mores
    12-3:30pm Frosty & Penguin
    12-3:30pm Photo Board
    1:30-2:30pm U of Mn Raptors
    2:30-3:30pm Human Bowling
    2-3:30pm Snowshoeing
    4-6pm Arctic Bowl (Country Club Lanes)

  • 4-6pm Winterwear Drive (Country Club Lanes)
  • Excelsior:

    Sunday, Jan. 17

    Princess Brunch at Lord Fletcher's






History of Arctic Fever

Arctic Fever began in 2006 as a vision of member cities Shorewood, Tonka Bay and Excelsior. The cities wanted to find a way to get the people of their communities and the surrounding area to get outside for fresh air and exercise despite the frigid January weather!

Out of this vision a committee was born and each year the free event has become bigger and better! Events from sleigh rides, ice skating, snow painting, Nordic hiking, and human bowling have expanded to include a cross country ski race and winter bike race on ice, a skijouring race between two city parks, dog sled rides, reindeer, winter kite flying, an owl show, and more!

The cities of Shorewood, Tonka Bay and Excelsior, and the members of the Arctic Fever committee, are committed to keeping this a free event. With the help of sponsors such as you, this event continues to expand and to remind Minnesotans to embrace winter and to remember the many things that a Minnesota winter has to offer!