2024 Winter Games
Always the Last Weekend in January!
January 25-28, 2024
Mark your calendars! Broomball. Flag Football. Softball. Bags Tournament. Chili Cook-Off. Chocolate Classic. Polar Plunge. Fireworks. Burning of the Greens. MUCH, MUCH MORE!
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Winter Games 43 Results!
Chili Cook-Off sponsored by Ruthven Meat Locker Best Overall – Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis Best Decorated Booth – The Catlins Chocolate Classic sponsored by Ingvall Real Estate Team 1st: Central Bank – Relay for Life 2nd: Mary Abbott 3rd: Painted Ladies Axe Throwing – 10 for $10 Tournament at The Throwing Post Men: Jason … Read more
What a weekend!
THANK YOU! On behalf of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce we would like to thank so many for making our 43rd Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games another success for our business community. Thank you to our sponsors for making so much of this possible. Our Presenting Sponsor GrapeTree Medical Staffing. A … Read more
Meet your 2023 Winter Games Cheerleaders!
Introducing your 2023 Winter Games Cheerleaders! After collecting nominations for all of December and holding a community-wide voting on January 4th & 5th, the Winter Games Committee has officially tallied up the votes! We now present to you the 2023 University of Okoboji Winter Games Cheerleaders! Scott Nolte “Scott is the Sports director for KUOO, … Read more
The Winter Games are a wonderful celebration of community, fun, and chilly temps. The events are fun and create a winter wonderland. There is something for all ages, and it is a tradition for our family. We’ll be there no matter the temperature!
“We participate in a variety of the events. We love that a lot of the events are supporting local groups and charities!”
“I enjoy everything about the games. The atmosphere–you can’t beat it! It truly is a fantastic experience.”
“Our first Winter Games was the first time many of us had seen a frozen lake for the first time. We had no idea what to expect, but we were hooked from the first one! The amazing people that come from all over makes it such a special event, and we look forward to it all year. We like to call it Lallapolooza on ice. Going to see the great bands play, dancing, singing at the top of our lungs. It’s the most fun for us Texans since it’s the only snow we ever see.”
Sharon, Ansel, Stacy, Lindsey, and Brandon
"The 5 amigos” from Dallas
“A full slate of events and energy bringing families and friends together from all across the country!”
“I come back to participate in the Winter Games road run and Polar Plunge to prove that I am still “Iowa Tough!”
“It is so much fun. Tons of stuff to do. Great people!”
“We love coming to the Winter Games, first and foremost for gathering with friends and family to celebrate Spirit Lake and renew our enrollment at the University of Okoboji. It’s a fun time and we all look forward to it every year!"
“Being from Arizona, we seldom get to see true Winter activities. We love the games and seeing people just enjoying life!!”