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Madison’s Elver Park becomes a wonderland of winter activities at the 14th annual Madison Winter Festival, attracting over 20,000 spectators, winter enthusiasts, and athletes! For the competition, they are bringing back the Ice Age Challenge ski race, once held in Spring Green. There will also be a 5K running race, high school ski races and a fat tire bike race. You can even take a run with your dog!
Check out the Movin’ Shoes Frosty 5K Run or the Ice Age Challenge Saturday afternoon. The Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Tour takes place Saturday night. Sunday features the Elver Park Skijor Race and the Snowshoe Scurry. Either day, you can enjoy Snow Carving, Sledding, Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, and Cross-Country Skiing (you can learn, too!)
Local sporting-goods stores will be on site to help if you’ve never cross country skied or snowshoed before. The famed National Snow Sculpting Champs will be carving magic out of 4′ x 4′ 6′ blocks of snow for you to admire. Other fan favorites scheduled throughout the weekend include the Fat Bike Race, the Frosty 1.5 Mile Dog Jog, Kids’ Fun Run and other fun and festive outdoor activities.
Admission is FREE and the fun is practically unlimited! Activities open at 9:30am on Saturday, February 3rd and conclude at 4:00pm on Sunday, February 4th.
Elver Park is on the southwestern edge of Madison, accessed just off U.S. 12/14 (the Beltline) via Gammon Road and west/north off U.S. 18/151. U.S. 51 and Highways 30 and 113 also bring you to Madison, then just head southwest!
Madison Winter Festival Address:
1250 McKenna Boulevard
Madison, WI 53719