ELK POINT – While the fifth Ronald McDonald Winterland Invitational hockey tournament is a standout attraction all on its own, there’s even more fun in store for Elk Point and district on the Family Day weekend, and these events are absolutely free.
If you happen to glimpse a penguin in Elk Point on Thursday and think you’re seeing things, be assured that your eyes are just fine. Once again this year, the St. Paul Regional FCSS and Lakeland Family Resource Network are extending their Shiver Fest kickoff to the Family Day long weekend to Elk Point with another exciting Penguin Hunt.
The hunt goes from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 and starts and ends at Elk Point’s FCSS office, where the names of families who complete the hunt will be entered for a draw.
The Winterland games in Elk Point take place on Friday and Saturday, which gives everyone Sunday to rest up for Elk Point’s traditional February long weekend event, with family style fun at the A. G. Ross Arena on Family Day Monday. Skating, a variety of games, and f hamburgers donated by Sysco Foods and cooked up by Town Council to go along with hot drinks will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This event will also give everyone an opportunity to meet the Town’s new Recreation and Communication Coordinator Caitlin Bush, who says, “Everything is free that day, from the food to the fun! Bring your skates, your family, your positive attitude and your stories of traditions you share with your family. I can’t wait to see you there and meet the family!”
Wednesday skates resume
This season’s new Senior Skate and Parent and Tot Skate sessions will be back this Wednesday, Feb. 14, after last week’s cancellation due to an arena booking. Seniors are invited to skate from noon to 1:30 p.m., and parents and tots from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., each Wednesday through the skating season, for those age groups only, and these are also free to enjoy.