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2022 Winter Games
January 27-30, 2022
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
Get to Know your Chair & Co-Chair! The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Chair & Co-Chair of the 42nd Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games scheduled for January 27-30, 2022. The Chair of the 42nd Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games is Dr. Mara Groom. Dr. Groom is … Read more
2022 Logo is here!
Check it out! The 2022 University of Okoboji Winter Games logo is here! The logo was designed by Vanessa Moore of Vertical Marketing. Check out her work at verticalmarketingdesign.com. Stay tuned for sneak peeks of apparel, events and more!
2021 Bean Bag Check Presentation
Another fantastic cause benefitting from the U of O Winter Games! The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber along with the Bean Bag Tournament Chair Joe Meyer presented the Mary Weaver of the Milford Pioneers 4H Club with a check for $1,671.00. Funds were raised during the 41st Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games Bean Bag … 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!!”