Upcoming U Of O Winter Games To Feature Several New Events

Tue 12-10-2019

(Arnolds Park)-- Several new events are being added to this year's lineup for the University of Okoboji Winter Games. Blaine Andera, CEO of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce says one of those is for the runners out there...New WG Events01 

"We have a new 5K fun run that's going to start at Arnolds Park and be down in the Arnolds Park area so we're very excited about that, and then we've got a hamerslagen tournament that's going to be at the Dry Dock sponsored by the Dry Dock this year, so that's going to be another new event."

Another one features axe throwing. Richie Emrich is with the Throwing Post in Arnolds Park which will be hosting a “Ten for Ten” tournament...New WG Events02 

"For $10 you get 10 throws. At the end of the day we tally everything up, find out who the winner is, we'll announce the prizes soon. It should be a fun new activity for the Winter Games festivities and we're looking forward to it."

On another note, Andera reminds everyone nominations are still being sought for Winter Games cheerleaders...New WG Events03 

"If you know somebody that has a ready smile, generous heart, good nature, enthusiasm for all that is the University of Okoboji, and a sincere desire to give their time and talent to enhance the quality of life in the Iowa Great Lakes, we encourage you to nominate them for cheerleader. You can get on our website, and just fill out the form, send it on in, send an email to, and there is a list of past cheerleaders on there so if you're wondering if somebody has been a cheerleader you can look that up."

You can also register for various events at

Winter Games will be held January 23rd-26th.