HAM LAKE, Minn. – (Feb. 1, 2018) – The 12th annual Ham Lake Snowbowl is just around the corner. On Feb. 10 at Ham Lake Park, there will be a full day of winter activities, including broomball, snowmobile rides, ice fishing, sledding, snow sculptures, craft expo and wagon rides. But, one annual Snowbowl event is seeing big improvements this year.
“One of our favorite things that we have is the stainless steel sculpture. This year it is going to be expanded so its four feet taller,” said Chris Mickman from the Snowbowl committee.
Everyone who buys a Snowbowl button for $3 can place a guess as to when the sculpture will fall through the ice. Last year’s winner was an elementary student who guessed within 15 minutes of the actual breakthrough. There’s also a new event, which event organizers are excited about.
“This year another things that we are doing is the Ham Lake Snowbowl fat tire race,” said Mickman.
The Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce operates the event, and while they know that city festivals are common, they also know that they are choosing a season that stands out.
“This gives people an opportunity to remember what Minnesota is all about,” said Ham Lake Chamber executive director Shana Schmitz.
There’s also an annual medallion hunt. Beginning on February 5, clues will be given daily on the Snowbowl website to help you find a medallion hidden somewhere in Ham Lake Park. The medallion finder will receive a $500 prize.