WinterFest in Spicer

Never underestimate the ingenuity of people who want to have fun year round. WinterFest in Spicer is proof of this as the residents of the area string together three weeks worth of fun on the ice.

The centerpiece of the event is the Ice Castle that is made from blocks cut from Green Lake. There is fun virtually every day with entertainment put on by organizations, restaurants and businesses. You’ll find anything from snowmobile races to a formal dance on the ice. There are fishing tournaments and a 5k run, a family fun day and a polar plunge. There is something that will appeal to nearly any interest.

The Fun List for WinterFest:

Jan 22 (Sat) Kandiyohi County Sno-Skippers Snowmobile Club – Speed Run on Green Lake 10am – 3pm
Late model, vintage, kitty cat and 120’s, Registration 8:30-9:30am
$5/entry – 10 yrs old & younger are free
Jan 22 (Sat) DJ at Zorbaz 10pm – 2am

Jan 23 (Sun) 4th Annual Kids Ice Fishing Derby on Green Lake – 1-3pm
organized by New London Real Estate
Registration 12-1pm @ Pirrotta Park, $5/child 15 yrs and younger,
Must be accompanied by an adult, for more info call Earl Rich 320-894-5399
Jan 23 (Sun) Live Music by Jon Theis at O’Neil’s 3-6pm

Jan 26 (Wed) Bingo at Zorbaz 7pm
Jan 28 (Fri) Pre-registration for Polar Plunge at Spicer American Legion 5pm – 7pm
Jan 28 (Fri) Live Music by HickTown Mafia at O’Neil’s 8pm – 12am
Jan 28 (Fri) Karaoke at Zorbaz 10pm – 1am

Jan 29 (Sat) Tickets on sale NOW! $2,250 in cash and Gift Cards! Drawing to be held January 29, 2022
(after the Polar Plunge). Tickets just $5 each! Tickets available from: Granite Community Bank,
Mel’s Sports Shop, or any Lions member. For more info, contact Todd @ 320-212-5600

Jan 29/30 WinterFest Green Lake Pond Hockey Tournament Timing TBD
(Sat/Sun) Get your team together and play 4 on 4 hockey.
Weather permitting, play will happen on the Spicer outdoor rink at Prairie Meadows Preschool.
For more information on the event, email Jon at jonnieoneil@hotmail.com

Jan 29 (Sat) Dance Meet NLS High School Doors open at 9 am
Jan 29 (Sat) Frozen 5K Run/Walk – Start at Zorbaz 9 am

Jan 29 (Sat) Polar Plunge Registration at Spicer Legion 9 – 11am
Jan 29 (Sat) 17th Annual Polar Plunge 2022 12 pm Plunge
Location: Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake
A benefit for Special Olympics Minnesota
Sponsored by Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office and Willmar Police Department
To register, visit https://www.plungemn.org/events/willmarspicer/

Jan 29 (Sat) WinterFest Family Fun Day

12-3PM “Beat the WarHawk” and other hockey activities for kids
With the Willmar WarHawks and River Lakes Hockey Association on the Spicer outdoor rink at Prairie Meadows Preschool
12-6PM Sledding by the Ice Castle (weather permitting)
2-4PM Kick Sledding brought to you by GlenOaks Senior Living Campus
2-4PM Hay Ride, Tractor Pulled
2-4PM Disney Characters
3-6PM Live Music by Jeff James at Saulsbury Beach
4-6PM Live Broadcasting with Lakeland Broadcasting
4-6PM WinterFest Bonfire @ the Beach
4PM S’Mores brought to you by United Prairie Bank & Spicer Commercial Club
6PM WinterFest Fireworks (Back-up date is Jan. 30th at 6pm)

Jan 29 (Sat) 3rd Annual Fire On Ice Dance with the Dam Jammers (weather permitting) 7-11 PM
with Burgers/Hot Dogs by the Spicer Lions 6-11 PM
Jan 29 (Sat) DJ at Zorbaz 10pm – 2am
Jan 30 (Sun) Spicer American Legion Omelet Breakfast 8am – 12:30pm
This is a fundraiser for the Sons of the American Legion
Jan 30 (Sun) Fireworks back up date! 6 PM
Jan 30 (Sun) Live Music by Danny & Jason at O’Neil’s 3-6pm

Feb 2 (Wed) Bingo at Zorbaz 7pm
Feb 4 (Fri) Karaoke at Zorbaz 10pm – 1am
Feb 5 (Sat) 9th Annual Tommy Swenson Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament 9am—3pm
Register at the Saulsbury Beach Landing 8:30-10:00am
Prizes for largest fish and other prizes too
Questions call Mary @ 320-212-2197
Feb 5 (Sat) DJ at Zorbaz 10pm – 2am

If you go

If you go, know that many restaurants and stores may have bathrooms, but aside from this the other options are porta potties near the Ice Castle. It’ll be wise to plan your trip to stay warm and of course dress in layers.

Where: 159 Lake Ave S, Spicer, MN 56288

Online: www.willmarlakesarea.com/event/spicer-winterfest/