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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!
COVID-19 Protocols & Information
University of Okoboji Winter Games 2021 will be following all guidelines and proclamations put forth by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the CDC. Face masks or coverings will be strongly encouraged at all IGLA Chamber sponsored/run events and social distancing guidelines will be put in place. The number of attendees will be limited at various events. If you have any questions on a specific event, please contact the host location for further details on their COVID-19 guidelines.
Latest News & Announcements
The Votes are In!
Introducing your 2021 Winter Games Cheerleaders! Jack Bauermeister Captain Jack is the best bartender in Boji. He has nice slick hair and great charm. Always serving the community with a smile. Maggie Fliss Outstanding member of the community, loving single mother, and a home health care hospice nurse. She is the epitome of Iowa strong! … Read more
And the Nominees Are..
The 2021 University of Okoboji Winter Games Cheerleader Nominees are in! Please read the nomination testimonies below on the 2021 Nominees listed in alphabetical order by last name. Once you’ve selected your top 8, make sure to cast your vote by the end of day on Monday, January 11th! Merv & Mary Kay Bates Merv … Read more
Winter Games 41 Commemorative Mugs Now Available
Don’t miss your chance to get your commemorative mug for the 41st Annual Winter Games! This year’s Winter Games might look a little different from what we’re used to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take home a piece of the history. You can get your $10 commemorative mug at the following locations: – The … 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!!”