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  • Schedule of 2018 Events

  • Friday, Jan. 12,
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Pizza Party

  • Hopefully we will have lots of snow sculptures to tour! Stop by for 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. 13

    • 10:30am-2pm Sledding
    • 10 a.m.-2 pm Open Skate
      10 am-2 pm Sleigh Rides
      10 am-2 pm Dog Sled Rides
    • 10 am-2 pm Open skating
      11 am-1 pm Bonfire
    • 11 am-1 pm Ice Games
      11 am-1 pm Snowshoeing
      11 am-1 pm Llamas

      12:30-1:15 pm Winter Yoga

    • Tonka Bay:
      12:30-1:30 pm SLMPD ATV Demo
      12:30-3:30 pm Open Skate
      12:30-3:30 pm Cocoa/S'mores/bonfire
    • 12:30-3:30 pm Ridea Fat Tire Bike, South Lake Cycle
      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) and ICA Food Drive
  • Excelsior:
    10:30am Magic Show (library) 11am-3pm Wagon Rides
    9am-4pm Kids Icefishing (on Lake Minnetonka by the Water Street docks)
    2 pm Fat Bike Race
    3-11 pm Excelsior Brew Party
    Family Ice Fishing:
    11 am-3 pm Excelsior Bay Sponsored by
    Sons of the American Legion
    Fishing poles provided
    This event is not a professional ice fishing contest, but a family ice fishing event. Decision on condition and safety of the ice will be made January 6. No registration necessary!
    Fishing license required for adults.

    Sunday, Jan. 14

    10:30 am-1 pm
    Princess Brunch
    at Lord Fletcher's
    . Call 952.471.8513 to register.
  • Crafts, music and visits from Olaf, Princess Anna and Princess Elsa, plus the chance to win an American Girl doll and other prizes. Event free with brunch purchase at Lord Fletcher's. Drawings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Celebrating 12 years of Winter Fun

It's Arctic Fever season and we are hoping for lots of snow! We don't care if it's a little cold, we know how to celebrate winter in Minnesota! Get ready!!

Arctic Fever Clothing Available

New this year is the ability to purchase high-quality Arctic Fever clothing items! Check out our entire line and get yours in plenty of time for the festivities!

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 2018 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). No snow? The party goes on!

Princess Brunch

american girl dollYou won't want your princess to miss brunch at Lord Fletcher's on Sunday, January 14. Reservations are accepted for brunch between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Reservations are required. This is always a sell-out brunch. Your princess and her guests can then enjoy free activites including making a crown, face painting by Cambridge Ambassadors, princess storytime, crafts and pictures with Princess' Anna and Elsa and Olaf of Frozen, 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 is January 13, 2018, 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 2 pm.

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.