Ice Fest

Ice Fest

Thief River Falls Visitors Guide

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Ice Fest

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Jan. 10th, 2020 at 5pm to Jan. 12th, 2020 at 5pm
Thief River Falls, MN

Friday, January 10th, 2020

4:45pm : 9th Grade Girls Prowler Basketball  vs. Pequot Lakes - at Lincoln High School | Contact (218)681-7432 

5pm : Fire & Ice Kickoff Social  - at River Walk Public House | Contact Lisa Swanson (218)681-3138 | Fierce entertainment, frosty beer, and delicious food.  Frosty drinks and fiery food specials:  loaded prime rib, crab legs, burger specials and more.  Acoustic musical set with Joey & Billy Kezar from 5pm - 8pm in pub area.  Shell shock playing from 8pm - 12am in the lower level.  

5pm - 8pm : Joe & Billy Kezar - Acoustic Country Set (Live Music) - at River Walk Public House (Pub Area) | No entry fee | Contact Lisa Swanson (218)681-3138 

5:30pm : Mite Blue vs. Roseau - at the Old Arena | FREE 

6pm - 8 pm : Candlelight Snowshoeing - at Greenwood Trails (meet at River Walk) | Contact Christina Pribyl, Zen Den Massage/Wild Side (218)686-9628 | approx. 30 min walk 

6:00pm : JV Girls Basketball vs Pequot Lakes (with Varsity to follow) -  at Lincoln High School | Contact (218)681-7432  

6:30pm : Mite Black vs. Roseau - at the Old Arena | FREE 

7pm : PeeWee B1 vs. Roseau - at the Ralph Engelstad Arena | FREE

8pm - 12am : Live Music by Shell Shock - at River Walk Public House (Lower Level) | No entry fee | Contact Lisa Swanson (218)681-3138

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

8:30am - 9:30am : Mite Black game against Crookston Blue - at old Arena | FREE

8:30am - 9:30am : Girls 8U game against Crookston - at the Ralph Engelstad Arena

8:30am - 9:30am : Mite Blue game against Crookston - at the Ralph | FREE

8:30am - 9:30am : Mite White game against Crookston White - at at the Ralph Engelstad Arena | Free

9:00am - 3pm : Frozen Feathers Archery - at the Thief River Falls Archery Club, Inc. | The Indoor Range is located on the west end of the Pennington County Fairgrounds | Doors Open at 9am and shooting will begin at 10am | Registration closes at 3pm | Registration Fee's will be $6 per shooter | Contact Dana Klos (218)686-9518

9:45am : Bantam B vs. East Grand Forks -  at the Ralph Engelstad Arena | FREE

9:45am : Squirt B Blue vs. Bemidji - at the Old Arena | FREE 

10am - 2pm : Vintage Snowmobile Ride & Social - at the Family Bowl | Parade style ride and show, FREE hot dogs and chips (Sponsored by Jay Swanson Agency) | Contact Steve Dahlen (218)689-4062

10:30am - 1am : Northern Hockey Fest - at Jeff's Kitchen/American Legion | No Entry Fee |  Contact Wendy Mattson (218)681-1341  | Basket specials, tap beer specials and hockey all day on 10 TVs.  

10:30am : 5k &10k Walk/Run/Fat Bike/Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe - at Northland College Trails | FREE event |Sponsored by Sanford Wellness Center & partnered with Digi-Key Wellness | Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ice-fest-5k-10k-tickets-79060310517 | Contact Kjelsy Stueber at (218)683-4367

11am : Kubb Tournament - at the Eagles Club |  $30 per team: 2 -6 players per team | Contact Ryan Kolden (218)684-0597 | 16 team limit, U.S. National Kubb rules apply, longest running Annual Winter Kubb Tournament in the United States. All skill levels welcome.   

11:30am: PeeWee A vs. East Grand Forks - at the Ralph Engelstad Arena | Contact Ralph Engelstad Arena (218)681-2183 | FREE

11:30am : Squirt B Black vs. Warroad - at the Old Arena | FREE

1:15pm : PeeWee B2 vs. East Grand Forks - at the Old Arena | FREE

1:15pm - 3:15pm : Public Skating - at the Ralph Engelstad Arena | Cost: FREE |  Contact Ralph Engelstad Arena (218)681-2183 

3:00pm : Squirt B Blue vs. Warroad - at the Old Arena | FREE

4:00pm : 8:30pm : Winter Whiskers Beard & Mustache Competition - at the Eagles Club | Contact Robert Edwards (218)684-5570 or at  mustachio.bobby.ewards@gmail.com  | $10 registration fee  (All proceeds for this event will be donated to the Pennington County Humane Society) | Trophies awarded to winners and proceeds go to the the Pennington County Humane Society | Beard Categories:   Business Beard (Under 3"), Full Beard (3 - 6"), Full Beard (6"), Partial Beard, and Mustache | Pre-register at http://https://forms.gle/yAzqhpEYo3x67WY2A

4:30pm : Squirt B Black vs. Bemidji - at the Old Arena | FREE 

5pm - 7pm : Girls Prowler Varsity Hockey vs. Grand Forks KnightRiders - at the Ralph Engelstad Arena | Contact (218)681-2183 | Cost: $1 Tickets 

7pm - 9pm : Boys Prowler Varsity Hockey vs. East Grand Forks Greenwave- at the Ralph Engelstad Arena  | Contact Ralph Engelstad Arena (218)681-2183 | Cost: $1 Tickets     

9pm - 1am : Winter Wonderland Party - at the TRF Eagles Club | Cost: FREE | Contact TRF Eagles Club (218)681-2406 | Live Music by 100 Proof (MUST BE 21 OR OLDER TO ATTEND)   

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

9am - 2pm : Ice Fest Breakout Brunch - Fire & Ice Farewell - at the River Walk Public House | No entry fee | Contact (612)990-2271 | For reservations,  contact (218)681-3138 | Breakfast buffet, endless Bloody Mary bar, FREE hot chocolate, FREE Root beer floats.  Breakfast menu offered as a well at brunch & Bloody Mary buffet available from 9am - 3pm.  Large groups welcome.  Reservations highly encouraged for groups 6+.  (FREE hot chocolate or root beer floats with purchase of brunch items)

9:15am : PeeWee A vs. Lake of the Woods - at the Huck | (possible location change)   

11pm - 2pm : Winter Fantasy Art Exhibit - at the Ralph Engelstad Arena | Hosted by Northwest Minnesota Art Council | Contact Kelsey Brateng (218)688-0078  

12pm : TRF Skating Club Performance - at the Ralph Engelstad Arena |  Cost: FREE |  Contact Pat Brickson (218)688-1573

1pm - 2:30pm : Snow Much Fun - Snow Coloring Contest - at Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village | Cost: $1 per person | Contact Jamie Bakken (218)686-3184

1pm - 3pm : Snow Much Fun - Snowblower Races - at the Peder Engelstad Pioneer Village |  Cost: $1 per person |  Contact Jamie Bakken (218)686-3184 | Bring your snowblower! There will be races at 1:30pm and 2:30pm 

3pm : Girls 8U vs. Warroad - at the Old Arena | FREE 

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