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  • Schedule of 2017 Events

  • Thursday, Jan. 12

    Wine and Paint

  • Lord Fletcher's
  • Celebrate winter by painting nd sipping. Create a Snowy Hillside wintertime scene. Space is limited, so register today! $35 per person. No painting expereince required.
  • Instructor: Maria Mullaney
  • Friday, Jan. 13,
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Pizza Party

  • Although no snow means no snow sculputres, you can still come enjoy some free Joey Nova's pizza (while supply lasts) and:
  • Excelsior Brewing Samples
  • Geocaching
  • Fire dance demonstration
  • Ice Carving demonstration
  • Photo booth
  • Candlelight ice tour
  • Saturday, Jan. 14


    • 10:30am-2pm Sledding
      10am-2pm Sleigh Rides
      10am-2pm Dog Sled Rides

      11am-1pm Bonfire
      11am-1pm Snowshoeing
      11am-1pm Llamas

      12:30-1:15pm Winter Yoga

    • Tonka Bay:
      12:30-1:30 pm SLMPD ATV Demo
      12:30-3:30pm Open Skate
      12:30-3:30pm Cocoa/S'mores/bonfire
      12:30-3:30pm Snowman & Penguin character visits
      12-3:30pm Photo Board
      2:30-3:30pm Human Bowling
      2-3:30pm Snowshoeing
      1:30-3:30pm & 4-6pm
    • Arctic Bowl (Country Club Lanes)
      4-6pm Coat Drive
  • Excelsior:
    10:30am Magic Show (library) 11am-3pm Wagon Rides
    11am-3pm Kiteboard demo
    9am-4pm Kids Icefishing (on Lake Minnetonka by the Water Street docks)
    2 pm Fat Bike Race
    3-11 pm Excelsior Brew Party

    Sunday, Jan. 15

    Princess Brunch
    at Lord Fletcher's
    . Call 952.471.8513 to register.

Celebrating 11 years of Winter Fun

Cold weather did not scare the hardy Minnesotans who came out to enjoy the many activities of Arctic Fever! The Joey Nova's Pizza Party and Sculpture Garden were a huge hit! Numbers were down for Saturday events due to the below zero wind chills, but there were still plenty on hand to enjoy the day. Watch for pictures and plans for 2017!

Check updates to times and events! There have been some changes--additions and subtractions!

Thank you Sponsors

Please thank our sponsors by using their business and letting them know you
appreciate their community involvement in Arctic Fever.
See the sponsor page for a complete list of 2017 sponsors.

Free Pizza Party and Fun Friday 5:30-7:30 pm

Although the lack of snow is taking the snow sculpting out of our Friday fun, we will still have the free Joey Nova's pizza party, complete with samples from Excelsior Brewing. To make the night extra fun there will be an ice carver, fire dancers, kids crafts by New Horizon Academy, a candlelight tour, photo booth and geocaching. Best part: it's all free! Bring family, friends, neighbors and anyone you think needs a fun eveing out!

All Friday activities take place at Southshore Center, 5735 Country Club Road, Excelsior 55331 (right next to Badger Park and Shorewood city hall).

Princess Brunch

american girl dollYou won't want your princess to miss brunch at Lord Fletcher's on Sunday, January 15. Reservations for brunch are accepted between 11 am and 1:30 pm. Your princess and her guests can then enjoy free activites including making a crown, face painting by Cambridge Ambassadors, princess storytime, and beautiful harp music by Lauren Marty. All princess activites are free, and each child participating gets a chance to win one of two American Girl Dolls. RSVP to Lord Fletchers, 952.471.8513.

Arctic FAT Fever

Register for the Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race!

Excelsior Brewing Company and Erik's Bike Shop are excited to announce the Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race. This 15 Mile Fat Bike Race will be held January 14th, 2017 on Lake Minnetonka.

The race will start and end at Excelsior Brewing Company. There is a 3" Minimum Tire Width (Fatties Only). The Race will kick-off at 2pm.

Entrance is limited to 200 participants and registration is $10 (non-refundable) with all proceeds being donated to the CycleHealth and all racers get a free pint glass! WOW! Fat Bikes and snow... how could it get any better? How about live music inside the newly expanded tap room at Excelsior Brewing where there will be adult (and non-adult) beverages to quench the thirst you worked up whilst racing.