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January 2022

Ice Fishing Tournament

Saturday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 am - Sunday, Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm
$15

Welcome Minnesota Anglers & prepare your tackle for our month+ long fishing tournament! Save the date for our month long digital ice fishing tournament through the FishDonkey Mobile App, launching January 1st and running through January 30, 2022. Prizes  Prizes will be awarded to the top anglers in categories: King of Winter Largest Walleye - length Largest Northern Pike - length Largest Bass - length Largest Crappie - length Largest Sunfish - length Largest Perch - length Grand Slam of…

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Snow Park at the Fair- Annual Snow Stomp

Saturday, Jan 22 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Jan 23 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Snow Park at the Fair Annual Snow Stomp

Visitors are welcome to drop by the Snow Park to see how the giant snow blocks are created. An astonishing amount of activity is packed into these two days, involving a lot of heavy equipment. (For safety’s sake, visitors are asked to stay well clear of the activity and observe from a distance.) If you’d like to get closer to the action, volunteers are needed to help build the blocks. This is a great opportunity for groups, families, and individuals.…

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2022 Multi-Block Ice Carving Competition

Thursday, Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm
Rice Park, 109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

The 2022 Multi-Block Ice Carving Competition starts Thursday, January 27 at 7 pm and ends Saturday, January 29 at 7 pm. Each team will be given 48 suspenseful hours and several blocks of ice to bring their frozen masterpieces to life. The Multi-Block Ice Carving Competition is guided by a strict set of rules, requiring artists to utilize their best creative thinking and remain incredibly attentive to all details. Judging immediately follows the completion of the contest. Be sure to check…

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Saint Paul Winter Carnival Ice Carvings

Friday, Jan 28 - Sunday, Feb 6
Rice Park, 109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

In progress and finished carvings may be viewed throughout the Winter Carnival. This signature Winter Carnival event returns as blocks of ice are transformed into beautiful masterpieces. Endless photo opportunities are available in Rice Park during the competition, as well as with the completed creations. Both team and individual ice carving competitions are guided by a strict set of rules, requiring artists to utilize their best creative thinking. Additionally, competitor's sculptures must be consistent with a sketch that was proposed…

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Saint Paul Scavenger Hunts

Friday, Jan 28 - Sunday, Feb 6
$20

This year, Winter Carnival fans will once again be able to take part in up to four fun and uniquely engaging scavenger hunts. By participating in this event, you are positively impacting the future of the Saint Paul Winter Carnival for decades to come! Consider the small “pay-to-play” price as a sign of your support for the Saint Paul Winter Carnival and our mission to continue producing Saint Paul’s coolest and legendary events. Our small non-profit wouldn’t be able to…

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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculptures and Snow Maze

Saturday, Jan 29 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Feb 6 @ 9:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing

Visit Vulcan Snow Park to see some amazing works of art—made out of snow! PLUS a Snow Maze! Sculptures on display include an exhibition sculpture by professional snow artists, Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition entries, Small-Block Snow Sculpting Contest entries, and other sculptures. Stop by often during the first weekend (January 29-30) to watch the competition and contest sculptures take shape—and vote for your favorite around noon on Sunday! All sculptures are finished by the afternoon of Sunday, January 30.…

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Saint Paul Winter Carnival Fire & Ice Winter Run, Presented by Xcel Energy

Sunday, Jan 30 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
$20 – $60

It’s cold outside, which can mean only one thing – it’s race time! Gather up your thermal underwear and neck warmers and start training today for this annual event! Runners will have the opportunity to participate in a NoK (pay to not run), 5K, 10K and Kid's Run, either in person or virtually.  Full event information and details on the event link. 

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2022 Individual Ice Carving Competition, Professional Division

Sunday, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rice Park, 109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

The 2022 Individual Block Ice Carving Competition, Professional Division, starts on January 30 at 9 AM. Each artisan team will be given 6 suspenseful hours and a couple blocks of ice to bring their frozen masterpieces to life. The Individual Block Ice Carving Competition is guided by a strict set of rules, requiring artists to utilize their best creative thinking and remain incredibly attentive to every detail. Judging immediately follows the completion of the contest. Be sure to check out…

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2022 Individual Block Ice Carving Competition, Artisan Division

Sunday, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rice Park, 109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Free

The 2022 Individual Block Ice Carving Competition, Artisan Division, starts on January 30 at 9 AM. Each artisan team will be given 6 suspenseful hours and a couple blocks of ice to bring their frozen masterpieces to life. The Individual Block Ice Carving Competition is guided by a strict set of rules, requiring artists to utilize their best creative thinking and remain incredibly attentive to every detail. Judging immediately follows the completion of the contest. Be sure to check out the…

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Summit Brewing Co. Freeze Your Bags Off Tournament

Sunday, Jan 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Landmark Plaza, 5th Street & Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
$25

Take part in the 6th annual Summit Brewing Co. “Freeze Your Bags Off” Frozen Bean Bag Tournament! This outdoor bag tournament will feature 2 16-team competitions on Sunday, January 30. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. 16 teams will compete in a single elimination tournament; the first team to reach 21 points moves to the next round. The Tournament requires pre-registration to participate. Cost is $25.00 per team. Entry fee includes entrance into the tournament and…

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February 2022

2022 BEAR’ly Open Golf On Ice

Saturday, Feb 5 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for the White Bear Lake BEAR’ly Open – Golf on Ice winter fun event. After two years of COVID, the the issue of Food Insecurity has increased to record levels. Join us in our 15th year as we continue our mission to raise money for the White Bear Area Food Shelf on frozen White Bear Lake. A realistic golf course, complete with real pine trees, challenging holes and actual greens with flags make it a great way to…

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Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, Presented by Xcel Energy & Fireworks

Saturday, Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rice Park, 109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
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Vulcanus Rex will use his wily ways to light up the streets of downtown Saint Paul for the Vulcan Victory Torchlight Parade, Presented by Xcel Energy, marking the Vulcans march to overthrow King Boreas and bring summer back to the city of Saint Paul.  After the parade, follow Vulcanus and his Krewe to the steps of the Saint Paul Library across from Rice Park for the ever-dramatic overthrow, where they will attempt to regain control of the capital in a lively…

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