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Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest

The Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest is back again this year during February’s Annual Polar Bear Days Festival. There will be prizes, foods, and plenty of fish to catch this year!

Why wait for the summer? Come out on the lake this winter for a community ice fishing competition and win cash prizes for various fish categories! It’s sure to be a fun chance to get the family out and active during these winter months and you might even catch a winner!

Come out to Longyear Lake (North side only) on Saturday, February 18th, 2023

Registration is at 9am-10am / Fishing 10am-2pm

 

Chisholm Kiwanis Ice Fishing Contest Rules

*$10 per hole/ max 2 holes per person

*Kids under 18/ $5 per hole/ max 2 holes

*Free hotdog & pop for all kids registered

*Random Prize Drawings including “Custom Fishing Rod” by Mike Lesch

*Cash Prize for various fish categories

*NO CHARGE FOR MILITARY FAMILIES WITH ID

 

Concessions on site and yes, Fish Houses are allowed!

~Contest will be cancelled if temperature or wind chill is zero or below at 8am

 

See more about Chisholm Kiwanis, what they do, & upcoming events

See More upcoming events on our calendar at Chisholm Chamber

 

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Discover Snowshoeing

Discover Snowshoeing This Winter at Minnesota Discovery Center

There are plenty of opportunities to discover snowshoeing this season with a few events planned at Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC). Reservations must be made in advance as there is limited availability for these guided tours; admission for members is $18 and $20 for non-members. To make your reservation now contact MDC at 218-254-7959!

Upcoming Snowshoe Hikes:

  • Snow Moon Snowshoe Hike – February 2nd starting at 5:30PM (Hike begins at 6PM) For this snowshoe hike, we’ll embark on a 3-mile (round trip) adventure to the historic Glen Location with our trained snowshoe guides. Our guides will point out fun facts and historic artifacts along the way. After exploring, will brew some hot cocoa and roast the perfect s’more over a bonfire in front of the Thompson Homestead. There’s something majestic about snowshoeing in the soft light of the February Snow Moon!
  • Snowshoe Adventure Hike – Saturday, February 25th 12:30PM to 3PM
  • Moonlit Snowshoe Hike – Thursday, March 9th 5:30PM to 8PM

Discover snowshoeing this winter and make some great memories on The Range!

If you would like to know more about Minnesota Discovery Center, their upcoming events, or would like to join their newsletter for instant updates visit them at their website!

Please note that the Minnesota Discovery Center’s cold weather policy permits that we cancel/postpone hikes if the temperature is below zero, unless guides suggest otherwise. Full refunds will be issued if MDC cancels the event and/or if cancellations are made at least 24 hours in advance of the event. If events are full, ask our admissions staff to add your name to the waiting list for that event and our staff will contact you if spots become available.

 

See more upcoming events and news at Chisholm Chamber!

 

Available Lodging

Iron Trail Campground – Open YEAR ROUND!! The Chisholm Iron Trail Campground is owned & operated by the City of Chisholm, offering full hookup and 7 tent sites.  Sites vary between 30/50 amp electric (see specific site information on Camplife.com), air conditioners, heaters and pets allowed. Clean restrooms, firewood, hot showers, dump station, laundry facilities, picnic tables, cable TV and high speed internet is available at most sites through Mediacom by creating an account with them.

Chisholm Inn & Suites – Welcome to your Home away from Home on the Iron Range! At Chisholm Inn & Suites, you can expect, and you deserve, clean, comfortable accommodations and great customer service. We pride ourselves on our deluxe hot breakfast, spacious, affordable rooms, free state-of-the-art wireless internet and willingness to make your stay a great one.

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Polar Bear Days are Here Again

The Coldest Festival of the Year

Polar Bear Days are here again February 8th – February 26th. Towards the end of winter the best, coldest, winter festival takes place in Chisholm with a variety of events including raffles, bingo, and more. Events are still being put together but a full list will be coming soon, so make sure to follow Polar Bear Days on Facebook for updates. 

 

Confirmed Events

February 8th

February 10th

  • 12th Annual Valentini’s Mixed Bean Bag Tourney
  • Bittersweet at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill

February 11th

  • “I’m New Here” Iron Range Research Center Orientation Tour led by MDC Archivist Chris Welter
  • Vintage Snowmobiles at Tom & Jerry’s
  • Mixed Valentine’s Day Dart Tournament at Sidelines

February 13th

  • Tasting Party at Healthy Vibes – Learn more about Herbalife products, try some delicious & surprising options that you can order or take home. $5 tickets

February 14th

  • Valentine’s Day Dinner at Valentini’s

February 15th

  • Annual Chisholm Chamber $12,000 Raffle – Purchase your tickets at designated venues for your chance to win BIG! Side raffles, food, and drinks at Tom & Jerry’s Bar the evening of the raffle drawing.
  • Scavenger Hunt & Cookie Decorating at Chisholm Public Library

February 16th

  • Bring Your Own Partner Smear Tournament at Sidelines

February 18th

February 19th

  • Tom & Jerry’s Daytona Party
  • “Formerly Charles” at Jim’s

February 20th

  • Sidelines Smear

February 21st

  • Polar Bear Days Music Bingo at Jim’s
  • Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras at Jim’s

February 22nd

  • Boys & Girl’s Hoop Club Pasta Fundraiser at Valentini’s

February 23rd

  • Late Night at the Research Center

February 24th

  • All You Can Eat Fish Fry at Valentini’s

February 25th

  • Northern Traxx RideThe Annual Northern Traxx Polar Bear Days Ride will start at 10AM at Jim’s Sports Club with breakfast specials and will return at 8PM for in town fun!
  • Luau Party – The Annual Luau Party at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill will feature music from Merchants of Swill
  • Sled the City
  • Chisholm Lion’s Club Kids Pajama Party
  • Snowshoe Adventure Hike
  • Pool Tournament at T &T DOM
  • “The Hooligans” at T&T DOM 

 

Ongoing Events

  • Pick up Your “Take & Make Craft” from Chisholm Library
  • “Never Dry: The Rise of Prohibition on The Iron Range” Exhibit at Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Youth & Adult Snowshoe Rentals at Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Tuesdays
    • Karaoke at Sidelines Sports Bar
  • Wednesdays
    • Storytime at Chisholm Public Library
    • Open Mic at T&T DOM
  • Thursdays – 
    • Wheel of Meat at T&T DOM
  • Fridays – 
    • Freeze! It’s Fish Friday at Jim’s
    • Friday Night Meat Raffle at Jim’s
    • Karaoke at T&T DOM
  • Saturdays – 
    • Soup Saturday at Valentini’s 

Want your event included?

If you would like to have YOUR event included in out Polar Bear Days calendar please contact us at info@chisholmchamber.com or visit us at our Chamber office to inquire.  

 

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