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.