Every Wednesday, Sunday until Mar. 29, 6:15-8:30pm

Evening Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older are not permitted to skate in Rink Rats! Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm. Pewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Every Wednesday, Sunday until Apr. 29, 8:45-10:15pm

Adult Open Broomball

Drop-in coed program for the adult players (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up games. Must have own helmet. Sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 11am-1pm

Lunch Break Open Skating

A great way to meet new friends and get some exercise.

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Every Wednesday, Sunday until Mar. 29, 6-8pm

Evening Open Skate

Every Wednesday and Sunday this Fall/Winter. No skate on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 1/22. Youth Skate Rental is free.

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Every Sunday until Mar. 29, 8:45-10:15pm

Adult Open Hockey

Drop-in coed program for adult hockey players (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free.

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Thursday Feb. 20 11am-3:15pm

School's Out Open Skating

Session One 11:00am-1:00pm and Session Two 1:15pm-3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Thursday Feb. 20 11:30am-1:45pm

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

School's Out Rink Rat Youth Hockey! Ages 15+ are NOT allowed to skate at Rink Rats. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Must have full equipment!

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Every Thursday until Feb. 27, 6-8pm

Winter After Hours

Eau Claire Parks and Recreation along with Volume One will again be presenting "Winter After Hours" at Pinehurst Park. There will be ice skating, snowshoeing, winter kubb, firepit, music and hot drinks.

Pinehurst Park
Eau Claire

Every Monday until Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30pm

Gentle Yoga

Provides all the benefits of the yoga experience at a slower and steadier pace. It helps to reduce stress, feel strong yet flexible in your body and increase positive energy. This special 8 class winter session will be taught by Karen Possley. Class dates subject to cancellation due to weather.

Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Tuesday Feb. 11 9:30-11:30am

Snowshow Hike for Elder Explorers

This program is targeted for our older, but active, nature lovers 55 and older. Participants should expect a moderately strenuous outing, over uneven terrain, with a one mile hike. Snowshoe rental rates are $3 per pair.

Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Saturday Jan. 25 9am-4pm

Timber Wolf Winter Ecology Workshop

The Timber Wolf Information Network (TWIN) will hold a two-day winter wolf ecology workshop at Beaver Creek. TWIN members discuss wolf ecology, population biology, management issues and field study techniques including winter tracking field trip into wolf territory.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Saturday Jan. 25 9:30am-noon

Tree and Shrub ID in Winter

This program will point out unique bud and bark characteristics of many of our native trees and shrubs, making identification possible even in winter! A power-point and a hands-on session inside will be followed by an outdoor hike.

Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Saturday Jan. 25 10am-noon

Animal Signs Hike: Snowshoe Edition

Join a naturalist for this chilling adventure and showshoe your way throughout the reserve to find different types of animals signs in and around the snow. Snowshoes are provided, but if you have your own you’re welcome to bring them! Please dress for the weather.

Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Friday Jan. 31 6-9pm

Candlelight Ski

Three candlelit trails to choose from: cross-country ski, snowshoe or hike. Limited ski rentals available in advance from Stout Adventures and Simple Sports. Snowshoes provided free. Hot chocolate and a warm fire included. The event is held for walking if there is no snow.

Red Cedar State Trail

Friday Jan. 31 6-9pm

Annual Candlelight Ski and Hike

Cross-Country Ski the candlelit Red Cedar State Trail from the depot to the lit ice wall. Snowshoe the candlelit trail in Riverside Park. Hike the candlelit Junction City Trail. Free hot chocolate, door prizes, bonfire. Bring your own skis for the red cedar trail, or a limited are available for rental at Stout Adventures. Snowshoes provided.

Riverside Park - Red Cedar Trail Depot

Saturday Feb. 1 10am-noon

Learn to Cross-Country Ski

Learn the history of cross country skiing, and how to ski in this intro level class. Please dress for the weather. Program subject to cancellation in the event of adverse conditions.

Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Saturday Feb. 1 1-2:30pm

Family Snowshoe Hike on the Ice Age Trail

Join the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Girl Scouts, and Mayo Clinic Health System at a family snowshoe hike at the Chippewa Moraine. Light snacks and warm beverages await at the conclusion. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow at the event. Register online by 1/27.

Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit
New Auburn

Saturday Feb. 1 1pm

Frosty Toona Fat Tire Race

3 miles. Starts underneath HWY 53 Overpass. Ends at River Prairie Lower Pavilion. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Part of the Altoona Frosty Fun Series. Registration at 1pm, race at 2pm. Post event party & awards ceremony at Modicum Brewing at 3pm.

Big Pavilion at River Prairie Park

Saturday Feb. 1 2-6pm

National Snowshoe Beer Mile

Compete for the title, casually slam drinks and trek laps, or cheer on the racers. Choose from the Full Beer Mile, 4 beers over 4 quarter mile laps; Half Beer Mile, 2 beers over 4 laps; Open Mile, any drink and any number of laps; or the Tower Relay, 4 runners with a shot lap, wine lap, mix drink lap, and beer lap.

Fox Run Tavern
Eau Claire

Sunday Feb. 2 8am

Powder Keg Snow Shoe and Fat Bike Race

Includes a 5k/10k snowshoe race, a 1 hour or 2 hour fat bike race, and combined events. Registration includes a finisher's trophy, and chili feed. $10 for a branded t-shirt.

Eau Claire Expo Center & Lowes Creek Co Park
Eau Claire

Wednesday Feb. 5 6-8pm

Veterans Tribute Trail Open House Event

An Open House event for the Veterans Tribute Trail. At this event, members of the Veterans Tribute Foundation will provide an update on their plans for the Veterans Tribute Trail.

River Prairie Center

Friday Feb. 7 6-7:30pm

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Candles and moonlight will illuminate the way as you explore the trails on snowshoes. A warm campfire awaits you as you finish the trail. Please note that rental equipment is limited and may sell out.

Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Saturday Feb. 8 7am-2pm

Jig's Up Ice Fishing Contest

An ice fishing contest on Lake Wissota with over $80,000 in cash and prizes given out including a 2-year lease on a 2020 Ford F150 Truck. Scheels Kids Klub fishing event at 12pm.

The View on Lake Wissota
Chippewa Falls

Saturday Feb. 8 11am-2pm

Frost Fair: Chili Cook-Off, 'Quilts of the Pinery' Show

Shake off those winter blues with activities for all ages including: Chili Cook-Off, winter themed activities, 1860's Rules Vintage Base Ball featuring the Menomonie Blue Caps, 'Quilts of the Pinery' show, quilt raffle, artisan demonstrators, coffee & hot chocolate, live music.

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum

Saturday Feb. 8 11am-3pm

Jack Frost Fest

Enjoy a winter day with family at the Jack Frost Festival held at Spooner City Park and Downtown Spooner. Frosty fun includes adult & youth hockey tournaments, winter scavenger hunt, skating with the lumberjacks, hot cocoa bar, and much more.

Spooner City Park

Saturday Feb. 8 2-5pm

Menomonie Polar Plunge

Fans raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Wisconsin. Thanks to the incredible plungers, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and law enforcement, Polar Plunge raised over $44,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin in 2019.

Wakanda Park

Saturday Feb. 8 5-8pm

Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe

Come out to Lake Wissota State Park to ski, hike or snowshoe on beautiful candlelit trails. Campfires will be provided, but please bring your own provisions for hotdogs or s'more's. Hot chocolate and hot cider will be available. Snowshoes will also be available to borrow.

Lake Wissota State Park
Chippewa Falls

Sunday Feb. 9 1-2:30pm

Snowshoe Guettinger Woods

The Guettinger Woods is an upland oak forest southwest of Eau Claire in Brunswick, a lovely place for a gentle tromp through the woods on snowshoes to see what tracks and other winter surprises await. The hike will be 2 - 3 miles. Level: Easy

Guettinger Woods
Eau Claire

Every Tuesday from Feb. 11 to Mar. 3, 6:15-7pm

Tween Yoga- Session 5

This class offers tweens an opportunity to safely learn about yoga through conversation, movement and pose alignment. Pre-register through Altoona Parks and Recreation.

River Prairie Center

Saturday Feb. 15 11am-5pm

12th Annual Valentines Day Hustle

Bring your friends so you can trounce them in a friendly alley cat bike race, racing around scenic lake Menomin. Awards this year for best dressed. Registration begins at 11am at The Market bar in Menomonie. Race will begin at 1pm SHARP.

The Market

Third Saturday, 8-9pm

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this month's topic and target audience. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory
Fall Creek

Sunday Feb. 23 10am-2pm

Polar Plunge Eau Claire

Eau Claire's premier winter fundraiser event is back. Special Olympics Wisconsin fans raise funds for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.

Half Moon Beach
Eau Claire

Saturday Feb. 29 11am-2pm

Vintage Snowmobile Show

Original and Restored Vintage Snowmobile Show/Contest. Registration starts at 10am, with judging at 12noon. Raffles, food, refreshments available. Proceeds go back to the local community.

Brackett Bar

Every Tuesday from Mar. 10 to Mar. 31, 6:15-7pm

Tween Yoga- Session 6

This class offers tweens an opportunity to safely learn about yoga through conversation, movement and pose alignment. Pre-register through Altoona Parks and Recreation.

River Prairie Center

Saturday Mar. 14 8am-noon

Shamrock Shuffle 5k

A great way to kick off your 5k season! Starts on UWEC upper campus, goes down Garfield Avenue hill, over the scenic university footbridge and follows the river up the beautiful Chippewa Valley River trail. Open to any fitness level.

UWEC McPhee Strength & Performance Center
Eau Claire

Friday Mar. 20 3-8pm

11th Annual Wisconsin Sport Show

160+ vendors in fishing, hunting, resorts and outdoor recreation businesses. Concessions, petting zoo for the kids, free parking, door prizes, seminars and presentations, live chainsaw carving demonstrations, and more.

Chippewa Valley Expo Center
Eau Claire

Wednesday Apr. 29 6-7pm

Here's to Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds live only in the Western Hemisphere -- from Alaska to the farthest tip of South America. They're fast, flashy and full of fire. but if you hold still long enough, you can catch them at Steve Betchkal's program at the Augusta Memorial Library.

Augusta Memorial Public Library

Every Saturday from May. 2 to Oct. 31, 9-11pm

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society sponsor public observing sessions on clear Saturdays May though October (except 7/4 and 8/22). Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours. Come out and enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city.

Hobbs Observatory
Fall Creek

Sunday May. 24 7am-5pm

Chippewa Valley Century Ride

Our courses includes a 35, 50, 75, or 100 mile option all on blacktop roads. The entry fee covers 4 rest stops, water stops, support vehicles and a meal featuring brats, soda and Leinenkugel's beer.

Irvine Park Main Pavilion
Chippewa Falls

Saturday Jun. 20 10am-1pm

Mutt Strut n' Tabby Trot

Join Dunn County Humane Society for their annual Pet Walk and 5K fun run. The event is held at the Fannetti Community Center at the Dunn County Fairgrounds and there is always fun for everyone.

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center

Saturday Jun. 20 10am

Lake Menomin Water X

A 2-day weekend of awesome IWA Watercross racing action. Food and beverages, vendors, and more. Racing begins at 10am. Live music from Rattlefoot at 7pm on Saturday.

Wakanda Park

Friday Sep. 11 3-8pm

2nd Annual Wisconsin Game Fest

Dogs friendly. Dock diving dogs, live trophy deer, hunting and fishing retailers, RVs, ATVs, blinds and treestands, food trucks, beer garden, seminars and presentations, live chainsaw carving, trophy scoring, air rifle and pistol trials, archery trials, axe throwing, door prizes, petting zoo, dog stage, and more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Chippewa Falls