All Kid Zone Activities

There are a number of activities at the festival for kids of all ages, including a snow shoeing obstacle course, making crafts, hanging out at the fire pits while eating s’mores and drinking hot chocolate, watching ice carving demonstrations, getting your photo taken with many of your favorite characters and lots more!

*It is the goal of the community partners who are hosting this festival to bring you the 2022 Lake Superior Ice Festival in a safe, entertaining, and positive manner.  We will be utilizing the CDC and Douglas County Health Department guidelines for every event held during the festival weekend.  We need your help to safely share and celebrate the “coolest aspects of our region.” Please do your part to keep everyone safe by following social distancing guidelines. Although this is primarily an outdoor event, please bring a mask for those times when you are close to others, or if the indoor element requires it. Masks are strongly recommended for all Kid Zone activities.  Although we’d feel bad if you have to miss the festival, it’s critical that you stay home if you are experiencing ANY COVID-19 symptoms.*

Timeline of Events for the Saturday, January 29th Kid Zone Activities:

All Day – Superior Snow Slide 

10 am – 1 pm – Superior Douglas County Family YMCA Kids Zone at Festival Park

10 am – 4 pm – Snowshoe with the Lake Superior Estuarine Research Reserve at Barkers Island

10 am – 5 pm – Lake Superior Estuarium Open at Barkers Island

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Sterling Silver Presents Take Photos with your Favorite Characters at Festival Park

4:30 pm – Sterling Silver Studio Fire Twirlers  at Festival Park

4:30 pm – Fire & Ice Sculpture Showdown at Festival Park

Nemadji Mini-Golf Extravaganza – Friday

golf ball with a golf club on snow

Friday, January 28 – 5 pm – 8 pm

Nemadji will be hosting an 18-hole mini-golf experience Friday 5-8 pm and Saturday 10-4 pm. Friday night’s course will be lighted, as will the golf balls, to help you navigate your way through to fun and excitement. Saturday’s round will challenge even the best putters with a multitude of snow hazards you will need to traverse to have a low score.

Plan to stop by and take part of Nemadji’s Golf Extravaganza!

Passport Scavenger Hunt

Hey kids!  Get out to the Ice Festival to win some fabulous prizes!  All you have to do is pick an Ice Festival Passport from outside the Lake Superior Estuarium.  In it are boxes with different Ice Festival activities.  Complete each activity to collect a sticker for your passport.  Once you have a full (or mostly full 😉) passport, be one of the first 200 kids to visit Barkers Island Inn to collect your prize.

Here is how it will work:

  • Kids pick up a passport outside the Estuarium from a marked plastic tub.
  • They go around the island and participate in the activities happening.
  • Once they have participated, a volunteer or person running that activity will give them a sticker, stamp, or punch to put on their passport
  • If they fill their passport (or most of it😉), they bring it to Barkers Island Inn to collect their goodie bag prize.
  • This will be happening from 10am-4pm on Saturday the 30th.

 

Snowshoe with the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

Saturday, January 29 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Join staff from the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve outside the Lake Superior Estuarium from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday, January 29th to put your snowshoeing skills to the test!  Try out  an awesome obstacle course to challenge both beginning and expert snowshoers alike.   Snowshoes will be available for use on the obstacle course or bring your own.  

Snow Creations at Fairlawn Mansion

Saturday, January 29 – 10 am – 4 pm

Create your own snow creations on the lawn at Fairlawn Mansion during the 2021 Lake Superior Ice Festival!  Friday, January 29 from 12 pm – 4 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm. stop in the Gift Shop where Superior Public Museums will check-out spray bottles with color dye inside to you! Get creative and make a snowperson, snowdog, or snow-“creation” while making it bright for all to see! After you’re done, Fairlawn will also be offering half-priced tours, you can book at www.superiorpublicmuseums.org.

Snow Creations at Fairlawn Mansion

Friday, January 28 – 12 pm – 4 pm

Create your own snow creations on the lawn at Fairlawn Mansion during the 2021 Lake Superior Ice Festival!  Friday, January 29 from 12 pm – 4 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm. stop in the Gift Shop where Superior Public Museums will check-out spray bottles with color dye inside to you! Get creative and make a snowperson, snowdog, or snow-“creation” while making it bright for all to see! After you’re done, Fairlawn will also be offering half-priced tours, you can book at www.superiorpublicmuseums.org.