La Crosse Winter Rec Fest 2016

Managing Real Estate Broker with Keller Williams Premier Realty

La Crosse Winter Rec Fest


The La Crosse Winter Rec Fest starts Friday January 15th.  This community event was started by the La Crosse Parks and Rec department as a way to encourage people to get out, have fun and get exercise during the winter, instead of just hibernating.

The Rec Fest Medallion hunt started yesterday with clues that are given out every day until the medallion that was hidden in the city somewhere is found.

Many competitions and activities are scheduled, from the traditional winter activities of snowshoeing, curling contests, ice fishing competitions, ice skating exhibitions, hockey jamborees to non winter sports of outdoor volleyball, broom ball, kickball and even a softball tournament.  I hope they don't use a white ball!

The organizers won't make everyone freeze all the time.  There is even a euchre and sheepshead tournament. For those of you who have never heard of sheepshead, it is a card game that seems to be unique to Wisconsin, as I have never heard of it in other places.

Concluding weekend includes fireworks, and a torchlight hike in Forest Hills Golf Course.

If you are looking for an activity to get outside and enjoy during the winter, check out the La Crosse Winter Rec Fest.  For more information, go to

Posted by

Joan Dickie

Broker, Licensed in WI and MN

Proudly serving La Crosse County WI and Houston County MN

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Comments (6)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My Step-son lives in LaCrosse and we are leaving for there in the morning if all goes well

Jan 14, 2016 08:54 AM
Joan Dickie

Safe travel.  Supposed to be small possiblity of freezing rain here, then a huge possibility of never getting over zero for a couple of days.  Sure you don't want to pick up step son and continue down to Florida?

Jan 14, 2016 12:30 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Joan Dickie 

LaCrosse is a great recreational state and you're the Queen of Real Estate in LaCrosse! 

I had to laugh at your comment to William Feela because when my daughter lived in LaCrosse while being a student at Viterbo, I remember so vividly the day I left home. The weather was very pleasant in Lake Villa, IL. By the time I got half way to LaCrosse the weather changed to snow, freezing rain, more snow, and cold. I was so cold I spent a fortune on a sweatshirt with a picture of an Indian just because it was the warmest thing I could find at the gas station!

Jan 15, 2016 10:00 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents. I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Jan 16, 2016 10:02 AM
Joan Dickie

I am hunkered down. The high temp  today was 9 degrees and the high tomorrow is minus 4.  I'm staying at home and looking at all your pictures, Roy Kelley 

Jan 16, 2016 11:14 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joan the La Crosse Winter Rec Fest. sounds like a great community event to get people out and about....but sounds VERY cold there  :)

Jan 16, 2016 11:18 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Great way to enjoy the winter weather even though it is cold.  Have fun Joan Dickie 

Jan 17, 2016 10:25 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I use to be an avid broom ball player. That was so much fun. Great localism post, Joan. 

Jan 21, 2016 07:45 AM