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2021 Winter Games
January 28-31, 2021
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 2020 Polar Plunge Check Presented
Winter Games 2020 Polar Plunge Check Presented The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and event sponsor Okoboji Motor Company were thrilled to present a check from the proceeds of the Winter Games 40 Polar Plunge to the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire & Rescue. The $1,939.00 check was made possible due to the 142 … Read more Winter Games 2020 Polar Plunge Check Presented
Winter Games Bean Bag Tournament Check Presentation
Winter Games Bean Bag Tournament Check Presented Another fantastic cause benefitting from the U of O Winter Games! Parks Marina’s Millisa Reynolds, IGLACC Kiley Zankowski & Blain Andera, & Bean Bag Co-Chairs Joe & Ann Meyer presented the Okoboji Fine Arts (vocal teacher Erin Chappas, instrumental teacher Ryan Middleton, & Okoboji Fine Arts President … Read more Winter Games Bean Bag Tournament Check Presentation
Winter Games 41 & 42 Concept Contest – Now Open!
Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted an early spring, but winter is still on our minds at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber. After an awesome 40th year celebration, we are anxiously looking ahead to the 41st and 42nd Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games. The Winter Games Committee is seeking design concept ideas for the … Read more Winter Games 41 & 42 Concept Contest – Now Open!
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!!”