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Recreation

Eau Claire Mighty Docs

local middle-agers start an ice hockey group

“When we first started, 5 year-olds could have beaten us.” – Ted Barr, one of the founding members of The Mighty Docs

Local BattleBot Phenom

Stout engineering student rocks them, socks them

The only thing better than robots? Fighting robots.

City Ponders Terrain Park

EC Parks & Rec has big ideas for the “Northwest Community Park”

There are plans for a tubing/ski/snowboard hill with future dreams of a tow rope, snowmaking machines, and a warming hut. There is a tangle of cross-country ski trails for winter, and some pretty crazy looking trails for summer mountain biking.

Ready, Set, Barstool!

Second annual Barstool Races come to Chippewa

Chippewa Falls’ Brown Hut Tavern is holding its second annual Barstool Races this month. You’re no doubt wondering what that is ...

Snowcial Winteraction

new winter event series starts on EC’s East Hill

Winter After Hours is a social get-together that offers ice skating, kubb, snowshoeing, snow sculpting, hot beverages, a fire pit, and wintry music under the pristine and festively lit Boyd Park.

Married Movers

local dance instructors Dave and Karen Goggin

“You have to defend yourself from the other dancers on the floor. It can get brutal out there.” – Dance instructor Dave Goggin

A Triathlon with a Roof

On November 14, Gold's Gym will host their first annual indoor triathlon for people ages 13 and up.

Big Screen Madden

Micon Cinema is hosting free Madden 2010 tournaments in the lobby before each Packer game.

Polo on Wheels (with pictures!)

group in Menomonie reintroducing bike polo

Bike polo has been making a comeback from the early 1900s through fixed gear culture and Christenson wanted to be a part of that resurgence.

Tour d’Eau Claire

bicycle community event centers on messenger-style race

Tour d’Eau Claire is more than a race; it’s a bicycle awareness event.

Give it a 10

BMX group North of Ten makes huge internet splash

“Things like the X-Games are a tool to sell products. North Of Ten is just kind of a group of friends who ride bikes and don’t have cell phones.”

Hmoobfest

an interactive and intercultural experience

With more than 4,000 in the Eau Claire, Chippewa, and Dunn counties, the Hmong people make up an integral part of the culture of the Chippewa Valley, but not many non-Hmong can boast knowing much of their culture and heritage.

It's a Kubb-olution!

US Midwest Kubb Championship tossed into Boyd Park

Over 40 teams, from five different states, will be swarming Boyd Park on August 8 to compete in the 2009 U.S Midwest Kubb Championship.

Sustainability Fair

Menomonie's Wilson Park to get really, really green

On Saturday, July 25, Wilson Park in Menomonie will once again be the host of a Sustainability Fair.

Fourth of July Celebrations

There’s Way More than Fireworks on Independence Day

Prepare yourself for an exiting 4th of July weekend, because the Chippewa Valley is jumping with activities for tons of patriotic family fun.

Packer to Ride for Uganda

Packer Ryan Pickett Teams with Annual Eau Claire Ride

This year will be the fourth year of the Bike Ride for Uganda, but the first time that it will be paired up with Green Bay Packers’ defensive tackle Ryan Pickett.

They'll Slot You In

60s racing sensation returns to popularity

“Everyone has a great big smile on their face when they do it.” – Todd Blaeser