Embrace the cold in Okoboji

Warmth is temporary. Glory is forever at the University of Okoboji Winter Games. Photo: University of Okoboji

Every year on the last weekend of January, the fabled University of Okoboji hosts its Winter Games.

Consider this your annual chance to join 40,000 of your closest, coldest friends for a weekend of competition. It all started on the frozen lake with a humble broomball tournament, but nowadays, the chilly shindig involves everything from flag football, ax throwing, a polar plunge, a massive bonfire and a chili cook-off. Sign up for the frosty events in advance, and remember to bundle up.

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