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January 2018

Vulcan Snow Park Snow Stomp

Saturday, Jan 20 @ 9:00 am
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Stomp

Visitors are welcome to drop by Vulcan Snow Park to see how the giant snow blocks are created. An astonishing amount of activity is packed into this day, 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. For…

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Saint Paul Winter Carnival – 17 Days of Carnival!

Thursday, Jan 25 - Saturday, Feb 10
Rice Park, 109 4th Street W
Saint Paul, MN
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Rice Park has the events to prove it during the entire Winter Carnival. Free and open to the public throughout Winter Carnival. Ice sculptures are on display, sit in a Royal Throne made of ice, view the Ice Castle Sponsor Wall. Live entertainment in Rice Park, vendor booths and other activities. Decorated with beautiful lights and greenery. Enjoy a Summit beer or Cannon River wine at the ice bar.  

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Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition

Friday, Jan 26 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition

During this three-day competition, three-member teams from throughout Minnesota transform 8' x 8' x 8' blocks of compacted snow into amazing works of art using only hand tools. If you are age 18 or older, you can join the fun! There are no experience requirements, and new teams are always welcome. Visitors are encouraged to come often to watch as the competition sculptures take shape. Be sure to come on the final day to vote for your favorite sculpture in…

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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing

Friday, Jan 26 @ 9:00 am - Sunday, Feb 11 @ 10:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Snow Sculpture Viewing

Visitors are encouraged to come out to Vulcan Snow Park to watch sculptors at work during the first two weekends. Finished sculptures are lit after dark and remain on display for the duration of Vulcan Snow Park—or until they collapse. (Sculptures are knocked down if they’re growing dangerously unstable, or may collapse on their own, so plan to visit them early!) Sculptures on display include an exhibition sculpture by professional snow artists, Minnesota State Snow Sculpting Competition entries, Amateur Snow…

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Vulcan Snow Park Giant Snow Slide

Friday, Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm - Sunday, Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Giant Snow Slide

The giant snow slide is a Vulcan Snow Park crowd favorite. It puts smiles on thousands of children’s faces, allows adults to relive cherished childhood memories, and brings the community together to have fun. After all, who doesn’t have fun going down a hill on a sled? Measuring 16 feet high and more than 300 feet long, the slide is open daily from the first Friday to the last Sunday of Vulcan Snow Park—weather permitting. Scheduled hours are 5 to…

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Tow Up Throw Down Friends Invitational

Saturday, Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Tow Up Throw Down Shred Series

The Tow Up Throw Down shred series provides an exhilarating time for both participants and spectators. Participating snowboarders, skiers, and snowskaters are towed up the hill and thrown down again by bungee so they can showcase their moves through terrain features in a jam format competition. This invitational event consists of demonstration runs to test the slope and terrain features. For complete event details, entry form, and Vulcan Snow Park visitor information, please visit mnsnowpark.com/tow-up-throw-down.

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Vulcan Fun Day

Sunday, Jan 28 @ 9:00 am
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Fun Day

Vulcan Fun Day is a big day at Vulcan Snow Park! The newly anointed Vulcan Krewe and Royal Family visit Vulcan Snow Park, handing out their trinkets and bringing smiles to all. The Vulcan organization provides FREE fire truck rides to all visitors. Bring your friends and family to play in the snow, puzzle your way through the snow maze, zoom down the giant snow slide, and more! For complete event details and Vulcan Snow Park visitor information, please visit…

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Vulcan Snow Park Polar Plunge

Sunday, Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Polar Plunge

Vulcan Snow Park is proud to partner with Special Olympics Minnesota to host a Polar Plunge event. Every Plunge makes a difference for more than 8,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health, and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities, and the world. Funds raised through the Polar Plunge help to support programs such as Young Athletes, Unified Sports,…

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February 2018

Tow Up Throw Down X Competition

Saturday, Feb 3 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Tow Up Throw Down Shred Series

The Tow Up Throw Down shred series provides an exhilarating time for both participants and spectators. Participating snowboarders, skiers, and snowskaters are towed up the hill and thrown down again by bungee so they can showcase their moves through terrain features in a jam format competition. 12 pm to 2:30 pm – Session 1 5 pm to 7:30 pm – Session 2 For complete event details, entry form, and Vulcan Snow Park visitor information, please visit mnsnowpark.com/tow-up-throw-down.

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Vulcan Snow Park Nighttime Polar Plunge

Saturday, Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
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Vulcan Snow Park Polar Plunge

Vulcan Snow Park is proud to partner with Special Olympics Minnesota to host the first-ever nighttime Polar Plunge event! Every Plunge makes a difference for more than 8,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics’ athletic, health, and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities, and the world. Funds raised through the Polar Plunge help to support programs such as Young Athletes,…

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