2023 Winter Games
Always the Last Weekend in January!
January 26-29, 2023
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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2023 Winter Games apparel is NOW AVAILABLE!
The official University of Okoboji Winter Games apparel is in and ready for you! Purchase your gear today in store at the IGLA Chamber office (565 S Hwy 71, Ste 4 – Arnolds Park, IA 51331) or under the Shop tab! There are more options than ever before! Including: beanies, crewneck sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, … Read more
WG43 Registration is NOW OPEN!
It’s the beginning of November and you know what that means… registration for certain Winter Games events are NOW OPEN! Don’t miss out on the 5k Fun Run, Bean Bag Toss, Broomball, Softball, Keg Toss, Stump Tournament, Human Foosball and SO much more this year! For the past 42 years, thousands of people have gathered … 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!!”