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



New in 2018

An ice rink is coming to Freeman Park, so skating will be part of the fun! Bring your skates, enjoy some cocoa, and have fun at all of the Freeman Park events! We are hoping for some drone action at the park on Saturday, January 13, so watch for more information soon!

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!