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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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NTXX Polar Bear Ride

Hit the Trails with Food, Fun & Community

The Annual NTXX Polar Bear Ride will start on February 25th and will meet at Jim’s Sports Club at 9AM for breakfast specials before heading out to the trails at 10AM. Ride with NTXX to the Highway 5 Bar on the Chisholm ATV trail for a pit stop before continuing on to the Chisholm Sportsmen’s Club Shelter for FREE lunch of polish & chips and a bonfire!

The ride continues on toward Side Lake (at each rider’s personal pace) and will conclude back in Chisholm where there will be a party at Jim’s Annual Luau with food and entertainment!

Information Worth Noting for the NTXX Polar Bear Day Ride

  • Make sure to dress for the weather as temperatures have varied for this annual ride from -20 degrees to 55 degrees
  • There will be ZERO tolerance for ATVs on the designated snowmobile trails. ATV riders should only use designated ATV trails  

Join up with the NTXX Polar Bear Days Ride for an exhilarating day of snowmobiling through the extensive trails around the Chisholm area! Check out the event on the Polar Bear Days Facebook Page!  

 

Check out more of our upcoming events as well as our directory on our Chisholm Chamber website!

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Polar Bear Days Parties at Jim’s

Costumes, Dancing, Music & More!

Save the dates for some upcoming Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s Sports Club Bar & Grill this February! Nothing beats the winter blues quite like music, costume parties & dancing; this February you can catch two themed parties right in downtown Chisholm with their Dancing Through the Decades costume party on February 18th & their 12th Annual Luau Party on February 25th! Why wait for spring to get here when we can have a party now?

Dancing Through the Decades Polar Bear Days Costume Party

The first of Polar Bear Days parties at Jim’s is Dancing Through the Decades which will be on February 18th at 9PM. Dress to the 9’s in your favorite historical era (whether or not that is strictly 20th Century is up to your interpretation & imagination) and party with flap dancers, hippies, 80’s metal rock bands, and mobsters in a time-warp winter wrap-up celebration of the times party that is sure to be an amazing time!

12th Annual Polar Bear Days Luau Party

The 12th Annual Luau Party at Jim’s will take place on February 25th and marks the end of Polar Bear Days. There will be LIVE music from Merchants of Swill starting at 8PM and lots of tropical themed fun to be had throughout the evening, so make sure to break out your grass skirts! 

Precluding the Luau will be the Chisholm Lions Kids Pajama Party with games, bingo & snacks so the kids can have a party this February too!

 

Check out more of our upcoming events at our Chisholm Chamber website!      

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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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