Winter, Brrr… Bring It On – Winter Festival, Snow Days, Ice Fishing Clinic, and More!

The big news in the US for the past few days has been the weather.
(It’s been really really cold outside.)KV Youth Ski Club

In weather this cold, you can make snow out of boiling water. (Grist)
Wisconsinites know how to handle snow and cold weather — we celebrate it!

KVR Winter Festival 2014

KVR Winter FestivalWarmer temps (in the 30’s!) predicted for this weekend mean great weather for getting outside to enjoy winter at the annual Winter Festival at Kickapoo Valley Reserve on Saturday.

Activities are subject to change due to weather conditions.  Most activities are free of charge.

Exhibits in the Visitor Center open at 8 am.  Presentations and activities go throughout the day in various locations. Check the schedule here for specifics.

Snow Carving
Chainsaw Carving
Horse-drawn Bobsled Rides
Sled Dog Races
Skating, Sledding, Skiing, Snowshoeing
Ice Cave Guided Hike (10:30am-noon)
Face Painting
Archery Workshop
Chili & Bread Contest – with samples
Children’s Stories & Craft for 3-6 yrs with parent (12:30-1:30pm)
Kids Animal Signs Hike(1:30 – 2:30 PM)
Mutt Sled Ride (2:30pm)

Dinner & Barn Dance sponsored by Driftless Folk School. $2-$15/person. (4-7pm) at La Farge Communty Center

Candlelight Hike/Ski  and  Winter Astronomy (5-9pm) at Wildcat Mountain State Park

See the full schedule here: http://kvr.state.wi.us/winterfest

KVR Photo - What's a quinzee
More Links to Winter Fun Etc.

Kickapoo Valley Youth Ski Club

Snowflake Nordic Ski Club

Homeschool Field Trip to Living Waters, Jan. 16th. Details on the Calendar –>

Norskedalen Winter Education ClassesNorskedalen Winter Education Days, Jan. 29th – 31st. Reserve your class now for a full day of winter educational programming and outdoor activities.

KVR Homeschool Workshops in Feb. (Registration deadline Jan 17th.)

SNOW DAY at Living Waters, Jan 19th and Feb. 9th – An afternoon of snow tubing, broomball, cross-country skiing, ice skating!Snow Days at Living Waters


Open Ice Skating at Viroqua Community Arena, Sat. and Sun. nights, 6-8 pm, through March.
GenoaFishHatcheryKidsIceFishingClinicFeb1,2014


Kids Ice Fishing Clinic
at the National Fish Hatchery in Genoa, Feb. 1st

CandleLight Snow Hike at Norskedalen, Friday, February 7th, 6 pm – Walk, Ski, SnowShoe (Snowshoe rental available).

Snowman Math

3 Cold Weather Experiments to Try

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northerners thawing out from a bitter freeze may get rewarded with shimmering northern lights the next couple days. Jan. 8, 2014

snow crystals

snow crystals (tkc photo 01082014)

Tired of being stuck inside, check out our Pinterest Board for more fun winter ideas.

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