A FLURRY OF WINTER FUN PLANNED FOR THE NORTHWOODS BLIZZARD BLAST
(Conover, WI) The 6th annual Northwoods BLIZZARD BLAST is planned for Saturday, February 16 at the Conover Community Park. Featuring activities for winter enthusiasts of all ages, the event is sure to entertain both participants and spectators alike.
Children will revel in the Dogsled Dash event as well as face painting and pony rides. Chilly Charlie’s Children’s Carnival features winter games for children. Prizes are awarded for games such as Snowman Pong, Ring Toss, Chilly Charlie’s Challenge, Find my Buttons, and more. Children will also enjoy Snow Art Fun, using nature’s own materials to create art in the snow. The popular sledding hill will be open for kids to enjoy all day.
Giant Ski Races will challenge a group of four to ski together and stay in sync and upright while strapped to a pair of 18 foot long custom made skis. Recliner Races, Ice Bowling and Slap Shot Hockey events along with open skating will be held on the ice rink in the center of the park. The baseball diamond will host the Snowshoe Baseball games. Demonstration and instruction in snowshoeing and archery will be held throughout the day.
For a more serene activity, climb aboard a Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride. Rides will depart the park every 15 minutes and travel through scenic forest lands. Cross-country ski enthusiasts may check out the newly expanded Pioneer Creek Recreation Trail. Trails are groomed for both classic and skate ski enthusiasts.
Activities on the park grounds kick off at 10:00 am and end at 4:00 pm. There is no admission fee to the park. All events are free for spectators to enjoy. Single event tickets will be available for purchase for those who want to get in on the action. Proceeds raised at the event go to area Fire & EMS departments. To reserve your spot in the competitions or for more information, please visit www.blizzard-blast.com, Northwoods Blizzard Blast on Facebook or call 715-547-8120.
The Northwoods Blizzard Blast Artisan Bazaar is held the same day from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Conover Community Center adjacent to the park. Hand crafted winter wear, seasonal crafts and nature inspired jewelry will be showcased. Try tasty samplings of artisan breads, dips, cheeses and candy and take home your favorites. Wildlife art, hand carved wooden creations and chainsaw carvings will also be featured.
Sandwiches, S’mores, snacks, and refreshments are available all day. Warming bonfires and heated restrooms are located throughout the park.