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  • Princess Brunch
  • (RSVP 952.471.8513)
  • Fat Bike Race
  • Snow Sculpting
  • Coloring Contest

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Olaf and kids

  • 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
      11am-1pm Snowshoeing
      11am-1pm Llamas

      12:30-1:15pm Winter Yoga

    • Tonka Bay:
      12:30-1:30 pm SLMPD ATV Demo
      12:30-3:30 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
    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

    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

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

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!!

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).

Princess Brunch

american girl dollYou won't want your princess to miss brunch at Lord Fletcher's on Sunday, January 14. Reservations for brunch are accepted between 10:30 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 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 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.