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Minnesota Vikings Winterfest
(Formerly the Arctic Blast Snowmobile Rally)
Feb 16-18, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings and Polaris are once again teaming up for the Polaris Vikings Winterfest, set to take place in Prior Lake, MN, from Thursday, February 16, through Saturday, February 18. Benefiting local 501(c)(3) organizations throughout Prior Lake, the three-day, family-friendly event will include appearances by current and former Vikings players, as well as Vikings cheerleaders and Viktor. The complete schedule for the weekend is below:

Thursday, February 16

Vikings Country Presented by Miller Lite Broadcast – The festivities are expected to kickoff Thursday at the Prior Lake VFW with a live KFAN broadcast of Vikings Country Presented by Miller Lite, hosted by K102’s Mike Mussman, along with appearances from Vikings Legends and cheerleaders, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

SKOL ‘N Stroll – Vikings fans can meet Vikings Legends and win team prizes while shopping downtown Prior Lake stores and restaurants from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Friday, February 17

Power Trip Morning Show – Friday morning will begin at the Pointe Grill and Bar with a live KFAN broadcast of the Power Trip Morning Show from 5:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Prior Lake School Visits – Vikings cheerleaders and Viktor will make special appearances at the Prior Lake schools throughout the day.

Prior Lake Chamber Luncheon – Beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Mystic Lake Grand Ballroom, Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur and Vikings executives will host a luncheon and Q&A for the local business community.

Vikings Player Appearances – From 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., current Vikings players will sign autographs. Player line-up and locations to be announced.

Vikings Rock Winterfest Concert – The evening will conclude in the Mystic Showroom with a “Vikings Rock Winterfest” concert presented by Miller Lite and featuring the popular rock ‘n roll cover band “Hairball.” Tickets for the show, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., can be purchased by phone at 952.496.6563, online at or in person at the Mystic Box Office. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Prior Lake 501 (c)(3) organizations through the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, February 18

Pancake Breakfast – From 8:30 a.m. - Noon, Vikings current players and Legends will serve pancakes prepared by Vikings Head Chef Geji McKinney-Banks at the Prior Lake VFW. A limited number of tickets are available for $10 and can be purchased by calling 952.918.8405. All proceeds will benefit Prior Lake 501 (c)(3) organizations through the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Youth Football Clinics – From 10:00 a.m.-Noon, former Vikings LB E.J. Henderson and current Vikings players will host a football skills clinic for ages 6-12 at Twin Oaks Middle School.

Polar Plunge – At Noon, the Vikings will join Special Olympics and the City of Prior Lake for their Polar Plunge on Sand Point Beach.

Coors Light Ice Fishing Contest – The Vikings will host a Coors Light Ice Fishing Contest produced by Tips Outdoors from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. (on-site registration begins at 1:00 p.m.). Prizes will be awarded for first fish caught, largest fish and other categories. Fans should pre-register at (space is limited).

Winterfest Ice Village – From 2:00 - 10:00 p.m. at Charlie’s on Prior, fans can embrace the cold and participate in outdoor activities such as ice skating, bean bag toss games, photo opportunities and appearances by Vikings Legends and cheerleaders. Miller Lite will host an Ice Bar and an Ice Concert featuring live music from Tripwire from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Chris Hawkey from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. The festivities will conclude with fireworks on the lake at 10:00 p.m.

Vikings Winterfest Website

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