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Celebrate winter with Frozen Ole weekend

Don't miss the pond hockey tournament that will be held without a pond this weekend!

The Frozen Ole Pond Hockey Championships will be held on sheets of ice at the Viking Plaza Mall parking lot next to D. Michael B's in Alexandria.

The age 21+ tournament has divisions for every experience level. Registration begins Friday, January 11 at 3 p.m. and again Saturday, January 12 at 9 a.m., with hockey action starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

There will be live music both nights featuring Dirty Reggae Punx and The Lazy Boyz, as well as plenty of food available in the food tent.

Give the salsa bikes a try and race friends at The Fat Tire Bike Time Trials Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Frozen Ole Puck Shoot-Out will be held Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. to benefit United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties. Contestants can test their skills to win a chance at a 42-inch color TV.

Throughout the day Saturday there will be a series of text giveaways with prizes ranging from energy drinks to gift cards to a hotel stay.


Friday, January 11

9 a.m. Tent setup

3 p.m. Registration/info table open

3 to 4 p.m. Live remote with KXRA

9 p.m. to midnight: Live music by Dirty Reggae Punx, sponsored by Carlos Creek Winery

Saturday, January 12

9 a.m. Registration/info table open

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Hockey games

10 a.m. Fat Tire Bike Time Trials begin

10 a.m. Food and beverage tent opens (bar open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., food open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

10:30 a.m. Text giveaway - Warrior Energy Drink

11:30 a.m. Text giveaway

Noon to 6 p.m. United Way Puck Shoot-Out

12:30 p.m. Text giveaway - $50 Garden of Grace gift certificate

1:30 p.m. Text giveaway

2:30 p.m. Text giveaway - hotel stay from Arvig

3:30 p.m. Text giveaway

4:30 p.m. Text giveaway - $50 Garden of Grace gift certificate

5:30 p.m. Text giveaway

6:30 p.m. Text giveaway

7:30 p.m. Text giveaway

8 p.m. Food and beverage tent closes

8:30 Text giveaway - Ice Hole chair

8:45 p.m. Awards ceremony

9 p.m. to midnight: Live music by The Lazy Boyz, sponsored by Panther Distillery