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FEBRUARY 2023

  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule 
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The building is closed until further notice.  The grounds and trails are open.
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books anymore. Check out their website for a hours of operations due to Covid-19.
  • The East End Ice Rink  Located at 16th Ave E & 5th St E.  Lights will be on nightly from dusk to 10pm. Warming house will not be open.  Any questions call 715-682-7059.
  • Bay Area Civic Center Open Skate – Wednesdays 7:30-9pm  February 2, 9, 16  & 23.  $5 per skater.  Skate Sharpening available for $3.
  • Mt. Ashwabay Winter Season Events/Programs. Saturday Kids Youth Night from Friday nights from 4-9pm, Saturdays MadSki program Saturdays (10am-noon), and Sundays NASTAR racing Sundays at 1:30pm. For more information, call 715-779-3227, or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
  • Sundays on Chequamegon Bay, Car Ice-Races, if conditions permit.  3/8 mile oval track on Lake Superior.  Full/midsize cars and trucks and also FWD are all welcome to join our fun on Sunday afternoons.  Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing Facebook page here for more information and updates.
  • Bayfield Rec Center & Recreation and Fitness Resources:  140 S. Broad St., Bayfield www.recreationandfitnessresources.org  715-779-5408.

2023 Events

  • 2/01-03/2023
    The 15th Annual Big Water Film Festival will be shown virtually over four weeks, from January 6, 2023, to February 3, 2023.  As summer turns to Fall, the Big Water Committee and its volunteer film reviewers are busy selecting the films.  We’ll post links to our listings later this Fall.  If you’d like to see information on the films we showed at the 14th Annual Big Water Film Festival, click here.
  • 02/2-5/2023
    The Chequamegon Theatre Association (CTA) presents Nunsense II.   Tickets available at Moores on Main.    www.ctatheatre.org
  • 02/04/2023
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Get Together” from 9am-1pm. Join the local chapter of Trout Unlimited for an afternoon of fly-tying demos and telling fish stories in a relaxed small group gathering. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org or call 715-682-4703.
  • 02/05/2022
    Mt Ashwabay Summit Nordic Race. The Mt. Ashwabay Summit Ski Race offers a 3.5k youth, 10k High School Classic, 21k adult pursuit race (this is worldcup style, transition area to switch skis and poles 10k classic/11k skate), 10k adult classic, 11k adult skate, and 0.5k kids (8 and under) fun race. All races start and finish at the Mt. Ashwabay Chalet. Classic and skating lanes are provided throughout the skate courses. Middle School racers are encouraged to do the 3.5k race. High School racers are encouraged to do the 10k classic race. More Info http://ashwabaysummitskirace.com/
  • 02/10-12/2023
    Ashland Youth Hockey Association “Battle by the Bay Pee Wee Tournament”, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th St. Times will vary due to the amount of teams registered. Please visit the website for updates on estimated times.  For more information and to register at www.ashlandhockey.org.
  • 02/11/2023
    Ashland High School Sweeties Dance, in the Commons at AHS, 1900 Beaser Ave., from 7-10pm. For more information, call 715-682-7089.
  • 02/11/2023
    Harbor View Event Center hosting the Pub and Grub Comedy Tour. 8pm Tickets $10 in advance and $ 15 at the door. (announced comedians to come at a later date).  130 Harbor View Drive, Washburn.  715-373-5492
  • 02/12/2023
    North End Classic Cross-Country Ski Race, Cable. 12.5K, 25K, and cookie classic kid’s races, Rivers Eatery, Cable. Online registration closes at 6:00 pm on Saturday, Feb. 11. Race begins at 10am at the Birkie Trail at west end of Powerline near North End Trailhead, finishes at North End Cabin. Bib pick-up Saturday Feb 11th from 5:00-7:00pm and Sunday Feb 12th from 7:30am-9:30am at the Cable Community Center. For more information, call 715-798-3599, or visit www.northendskiclub.org/north-end-classic-race/.
  • 2/17/2023
    The Ashland Chamber Music Society presents Drew Shamus at 7:30pm at the United Presbyterian Church in Ashland, 214 Vaughn Ave.  For more information go to ashlandchambermusic.org.
  • 02/18/2023
    Glidden Snobears Annual Fundraiser Toilet Seat Races and Chili & Soup Cook Off at Lena’s Bar & Grill (formally Roxy’s) in Glidden. Registration 11am, race at 12noon, Chinese auction starts at 12noon, and drawing at 3pm. Soup Chili Cook-off from noon-3pm. Judging at 3pm. Meat & Bucket Raffle to benefit the club. For rules and regulations or more information, call 715-264-6900.
  • 02/18/2023
    Book Across the Bay at Kreher Park, Ashland, at 6pm.  Cross-country ski race and tour, or snowshoe trek across Chequamegon Bay. Navigate the 10K course by the light of the stars plus hundreds of candlelit ice luminaries. Join us for this unique winter event.  Packet pickup starts at 10am and goes until 5:30pm.   Race starts at 6pm in Ashland.   For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.batb.org.
  • 02/18/2023
    Northern Pine Dog Sled Racers – Iron River WI.  Races start at 8:00 am.   The race starts and finishes at the beautiful Northern Pines Golf Course and Event Center. Situated in Bayfield County and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. This sprint/mid-distance race.  4 categories Mid-distance, 6 Dog, 4 Dog and Open.  For more information go to https://northernpinessdr.com/home-northern-pines-sled-dog-race/
  • 02/18/2023
    Sno-Jacks Bar Stool Races and Chili Feed in Drummond on Brian Miller Hill behind the Black Bear Inn on Hwy. 63, Drummond. Registration is at 11am, race starts at 12pm. General Race/Powder Puff/Open/Best of Show/and new this year is Spectator Class. On the day of the race, we will be pulling winners for the Big Money Raffle with $7500 in Cash Payout, along with our Fifty-Fifty Raffle. For more information, call 715-739-6313 or visit https://www.drummondwi.com/drummond-annual-barstool-races
  • 02/22-26/2023
    2023 American Birkebeiner, Kortelopet, Hayward, WI
  • 02/24-26/2023
    Ashland Youth Hockey Association “Battle by the Bay Squirt Tournament”, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th St. Times will vary due to the amount of teams registered. Please visit the website for updates on estimated times.  For more information and to register at www.ashlandhockey.org.
  • 02/25/2023
    Mellen Rod and Gun Club Fishing Contest on Lake Galilee, from 8am-3pm. Prize drawings are from 12-3pm. Great prizes! Sponsored by Mellen Rod & Gun Club. For more information, call 715-274-2136.
  • 02/26/2023
    Mt. Ashwabay Annual King & Queen of the Mountain, 32525 Ski Hill Road, Bayfield, Pre-Register by February 24, 2023 at 6PM; Check In: 10am; Race Start Time: 11am. For more information, call 715-779-3227 or www.mtashwabay.com.

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2022 Events

  • 02/05/2022
    Kids and Family Ice Fishing Bay’sics on Chequamegon Bay.  Calling kids and families!!! Ever wanted to teach your children about ice fishing, but don’t know where to begin? Join the Ashland Oredocker Ice Fishing team to learn the basics of ice fishing on Chequamegon Bay at and behind AmericInn.  The  will help! Join us from 9am-12pm at and behind AmericInn Ashland. Our students and coaches will be on hand to teach and demonstrate different equipment, knots, and techniques. All ages are welcome. Register on site for many, many door prizes.  Let’s catch some fish! FREE!  For more information check out their Facebook Page.
  • 02/05/2022
    Stagecoach presents SnoJam!   A showcase and celebration of local musicians. Six stellar music groups that will be playing a set. In an effort to truly make this a community event, we’re hoping to collaborate with local businesses by giving them the opportunity to sponsor the musicians for $100 or to donate to our silent auction.  In donating to the silent auction–any proceeds we raise from donations will be going to the program: Spirit Of An Ikwe: Indigenous Girls Rock Camp from the nonprofit organization Spirit of a Woman.  If this is an opportunity of interest, please let me know! If you’d like to check out more and gather more information–here is the link to our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1cTLKXaTo  We would be honored to have your involvement.
  • 02/05/2022
    Copper Falls Candlelight Ski, Snowshoe and Bonfire, 36764 Copper Falls Rd, Mellen, from 5:30-8pm. 2.5k ski trail and 1.5k snowshoe trail. Event will be cancelled if temperature is zero degrees or below. Chili, hot chocolate, and treats for sale. For more information, call 715-274-2612.
  • 02/06/2022
    Ashland Ice Racing- “Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines!!”

    The ice is now ready for us!  Racing is on and we will be kicking off our 2022 season this Sunday.  Registration: 10-11am.  Pit Meeting: 11:15am.  Non-Studded Class: 11:30am. Regular Racing Starting at 12noon.  See you all there!   For more information check out their Facebook Page.
  • 02/11-12 and 17-19/2022
    The Union Boutique 100 West Main Street:  Check out our Valentine’s sale!! Sale ends Saturday, February 19th.  20% off all regular priced red, white or pink items and 10% off any regular priced items when you are wearing red, white or pink!
  • 02/12/2022
    Ashland Parks & Rec. Let’s go Fly a  kite at the Chequamegon Kite Fest, Maslowski Beach 1-4pm.  Dress warm and bring a kite.  This event is on the ice.  Please use caution when going on and off the ice.  This is a free family event.  For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • 02/13/2022
    Ashland Ice Racing at Maslowski Beach in Ashland on Chequamegon Bay- “Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines!!” The ice is now ready for us!    Registration: 10-11am.  Pit Meeting: 11:15am.  Non-Studded Class: 11:30am. Regular Racing Starting at 12noon.  See you all there!   For more information check out their Facebook Page.
  • 02/17/2022
    Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 02/17/2022
    BE MINE ON MAIN!!! 3rd Thursday – 10am-6pm!  Shop on Main Street and register for a chance to win a pampering package worth well over $250!  Register at participating Main Street Businesses between 10am and 6pm.  Package includes:  dinner at Deep Water Grille, 1 hour Relaxing Massage at Natures Honey Therapeutic Massage,  and a $50 in Chamber Dollars.  Register only from 10am-6pm at downtown retail businesses!  One entry for just walking in the door and for every $10 you spend… you get another chance.
  • 02/17/2022
    Mega Winter Sale starts Thursday at Solstice Outdoors, 2521 W. Lake Shore Drive. 20-50% OFF winter clothing and gear. Open 10am-6pm
  • 02/19/2022
    The 2022 Book It KIDS FUN RACE is on!  Sponsored by Solstice Outdoors.  The event is FREE. However, registration is required.  Registration begins 9-10:45am at The Blue Wave building, 2521 West Lake Shore Drive, Ashland.  Three Fun Races on Lake Superior in front of The Blue Wave:  Penguin Fun Race starts at 11AM  for children under 8 years old;   Fox Fun Race starts at 11:15am for children 8 to 10 years old (Each participant in the Penguin and Fox races will receive an award, hot chocolate and cookies) and Polar Bear Race starts at 11:30am for children 11 to 14 years of age.  Prizes for Polar Bear Race will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place; cookie and hot chocolate.  For more information, please call Katie at 715-682-3590.
  • 02/19-20/2022
    Red  Bicycle, 618 West Main Street, Local artists & crafters. Handcrafted jewelry, baskets, painted furniture, home decor, many one of a kind vintage and repurposed gifts.  Open this weekend, Saturday, February 19, 10am-4pm and Sunday, February 20, 10am-2pm.
  • 02/20/2022
    North Coast Cycling Association’s Bike Across the Bay, The 10K/20K course for Bike Across the Bay is a combination of hard-packed drifted snow, crusty snow, and some ice. Fat bikes [with studded tires] are recommended. Helmets are required. Race start time is 12noon from Washburn Shore. Day of event registration will be at the Harbor View Event Center (formerly Steak Pit) from 10-11:30am.  Awards and after party at 1-4 at the Harbor View Event Center. 715/209-8169 with any questions.  northcoastcycling.com
  • 02/20/2022
    Ashland Ice Racing at Maslowski Beach in Ashland on Chequamegon Bay- “Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines!!” The ice is now ready for us!    Registration: 10-11am.  Pit Meeting: 11:15am.  Non-Studded Class: 11:30am. Regular Racing Starting at 12noon.  See you all there!   For more information check out their Facebook Page.
  • 02/25-26/2022
    Annual Father-Daughter Dinner Dance. Calling all fathers and daughters, young and old! 6-9pm at the AmericInn Conference Center in Ashland. Tickets are $25.  Tickets will be on sale February 7th and 15th at the Salem Baptist Church 400 Salem Drive, Ashland from 4-6pm. Hosted by Baynet. Questions call:  715-413-1074.
  • 02/26/2022
    Cancelled – Ashland Bayfield County Sportsmen Annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Contest, Kreher Park, 10am-2pm. Free to all kids ages 5-15. Two age classes: 5-9 and 10-15. First 200 kids get prizes.  Prizes for top 3 largest fish in each category (Perch/Northern/Trout/Other).  Holes will be drilled. Bring your own poles and tackle. Bait will be provided.  Register at pavilion before going on the ice.  For more information, call 715-373-2088.
  • 02/26/2022
    OK, Here we go!!!! King (or Queen) of the Lake! Neighborly Bar Ice Fishing contest is back! A few changes this year…. one is that we will not be giving away a side by side (they are impossible to find). But, we will be giving away TWO brand new ATV’s! Power steering on both, winches, and premium wheels! Tickets and hoodies can be purchased at the Neighborly!  This is gonna be big!  All Wisconsin rules apply. Event features RAFFLES—MUSIC—FOOD—DRINK SPECIALS. For more information, call the Neighborly at 715-682-9908.
  • 02/26/2022
    SnowShoe Stomp at 1pm. Join Ashland Parks and Recreation & Solstice Outdoors for this free event. Snowshoes will be available for use. Trails will be marked around Maslowski Beach and through Prentice Park.   For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • 2/26/2022
    Ashland High School presents Wisconsin Singers at 7pm at the Ashland High School Auditorium.  Featuring a guest performance by Ashland High School Music Students.  Tickets are $15 adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Tickets are available at St’s True Value Hardware Store and at the door.
  • 02/26/2022
    Battle on the Bay, Car Ice-Races, if conditions permit.  3/8 mile oval track on Lake Superior.  Full/midsize cars and trucks and also FWD are all welcome to join.  Registration 10-11:30am.   Flag drops at 12noon.  Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing Facebook page here for more information and updates.
  • 02/27/2022
    Ashland Ice Racing at Maslowski Beach in Ashland on Chequamegon Bay- “Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines!!” The ice is now ready for us!    Registration: 10-11am.  Pit Meeting: 11:15am.  Non-Studded Class: 11:30am. Regular Racing Starting at 12noon.  See you all there!   For more information check out their Facebook Page.

2021 Events

  • 02/20/2021
    Main Street Ashland Snowshoe Stomp.  Join us for a fun day of stomping around Ashland Main Street on snowshoes! The snowshoe route will start at Solstice Outdoors, travel along the Waterfront Trail, and end in Pearson Plaza. Make sure to head downtown to enjoy some fun discounts and deals!  Click this link for more details.
  • 02/20/2021
    Ashland Parks & Rec. Women’s Nordic Ski Clinic 1-3:30pm, Memorial Medical Center Ski Trails, for ages 15 and up.  Cost $10.  Join instructors, Sara Hudson and Beth Reed, for an afternoon of skiing,.  This clinic is for skate and classic skiers.  Participation limited to 18 skiers.  Preregister by Thursday, February 18th.  Masks are required.  Register at https://secure.rec1.com/WI/ashland-wi/catalog. For more information call 715-682-7059.

2020 Events

  • 02/01-15/2020
    Annual No-Snow Snowman Contest.  The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to challenge its members to participate in the “No-Snow Snowman Contest.”  What is it and how does it work? Businesses who call the Chamber at 715-682-2500 and register will be accepting the challenge to build a snowman. This snowman can be built out of any desired material (can include snow) and placed in front of their business. The Chamber will take pictures and upload them to its Facebook page.  The winner will be determined by the amount of “likes” each snowman receives. One grand prize winner will receive $100 in Chamber Dollars. The snowman needs to be out on display in front of the business.  For more information on registration, rules, and prizes, call 715-682-2500
  • 02/08/2020
    Bay City Sledding Days! Bohemian Hall, 319 11th Ave E, open as a warming house for sledding from 10am-2pm. For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • 02/15/2020
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Get Together, 11am-2pm @ Whittlesey Room. Join the local Trout Unlimited for an afternoon of fly tying demos & telling fish stories in a relaxed small group gathering. For more information, call 715-685-9983, nglvc.org.
  • 02/25/2020
    Memorial Medical Center presents, “Moonlight Snowshoe & Ski” from 5-7pm. At the Memorial Medical Center Hospital Ski Trail Head. Everyone is invited!! Grab your cross-country skis and snowshoes and come out for an evening of fun! Free smores and hot chocolate, music and games, free tips and lessons from the pros, giveaways and prizes! For more information, call Lisa at 715-685-5535.