THE WISCONSIN WINTER CAN BE BRUTAL, but we’re ready for it. Eau Claire’s winters are chock-full of awesome stuff to do – inside and outside. Here’s just a few ideas of how to beat cabin fever and keep your energy up all winter long.
THE EAU CLAIRE CURLING CLUB
Curling is a perfect sport for winter. You’re inside, but still have a bit of the winter chill out on the ice. Eau Claire’s Curling Club has been around for over 100 years and offers leagues that range from newbie to advanced – and they provide everything you need.
Check out Facebook.com/ECCurlingClub for more info.
SILVER MINE SKI JUMPING
World-class ski jumpers gather in Eau Claire every year for the Silver Mine Invitational, which has expanded into a full blown winter festival with pond hockey, live music, bon fires, and of course plenty of ski jumping.
It’s usually held in January, so look for more details at EC-SkiClub.com.
WINTER AFTER HOURS
Every Thursday throughout the winter, the Eau Claire Parks & Rec Deparment and Volume One host a winter gathering at Boyd Park with ice skating, snowshoeing, kubb, hot chocolate, huge snow sculptures, and more.
You can find more info at VolumeOne.org/winter.
The Pinehurst Park Project is actively converting an old sledding hill into a legit winter park for snowboarding, tubing, downhill skiing, and cross-country skiing.