WinterFest 2015 Events


Friday, February 13

UP 200 Sled Dog Races Start
7:05 p.m., Downtown Marquette

A Marquette favorite, the UP 200 Sled Dog Race is a 240 mile race coordinated by the Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association. Thousands of spectators line Washington Street to watch teams race off at the start. The race concludes Sunday in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. More information can be found at

Saturday, February 14

The Human Sled Dog Races, Winter Obstacle Course, & Tug-of-War have been CANCELED.

Human Sled Dog Races
1 p.m., Payne/Halverson Fields

WinterFest tradition that was revived in 2008, the Human Sled-Dog Races challenge team's speed and creativity. Teams of five pull a rider along a circular course using either a store-bought or homemade sled. Past sleds have incorporated skis, a grocery cart and even a love seat. The location of the event will be the field outside Payne/Halverson Hall.


Winter Obstacle Course
2 p.m., Payne/Halverson Fields


Returning for the second year is the Winter Obstacle Course. Teams of ten will make their way through a series of winter-themed tasks and the team that completes the course the fastest will win.

3 p.m., Payne/Halverson Fields

Bringing together a childhood favorite and the snow/ice of the Payne/Halverson field, teams of 10 will compete in a single elimination tournament.


Women’s Basketball vs. Hillsdale

11 a.m., Berry Events Center


Men’s Basketball vs. Hillsdale

1 p.m., Berry Events Center


Men’s Hockey vs. Bemidji St.

7:07 p.m., Berry Events Center


Half-Priced day for students at the theatre!
​Tribes at 1 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Forest Roberts Theatre

Sunday, February 15

UP 200 Sled Dog Race Finish

11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Mattson Lower Harbor Park


Women for Women Hair Drive

10-3 p.m., Payne/Halverson Lobby


Campus Cinema presents The Breakfast Club

Watch the movie on the big screen in Jamrich 1100 at 6 p.m. for free!

Monday, February 16

NMU Ski and Snowboard Discount Day
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Marquette Mountain

NMU students can hit the slopes with deep discounts during the NMU Ski & Snowboard Discount Day. Hosted by Marquette Mountain, students with an NMU ID can purchase lift tickets for only $10 and rentals for $7. The discounts will be valid from 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. each day.​

Tuesday, February 17

NMU Ski and Snowboard Discount Day
11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Marquette Mountain


Airband Competition
7 p.m., Jamrich 102

Come perform or watch this exciting event! Groups will have a chance to be a rock star by reenacting  a band and performing one of their songs by lip singing with fake manmade instruments. You don't want to miss this fun event filled with singing, dancing, music, and laughter! The event will also be emceed by Double Trouble DJ's this year.

Wednesday, February 18

Open Skate Night
6 - 9 p.m., Berry Events Center

Come to the Berry Events Center from 6 - 9 p.m. for a night of FREE ice skating and hot chocolate! At this event you will have the chance to skate with Wildcat Willy, and NMU and Olympic athletes as well as your friends and family. There will be music provided by Double Trouble DJ's to skate along to, as well as free photos from a photo booth. Skate rentals are free of charge too, but if you have your own skates, it is highly recommended that you bring those to skate with. This event is open to NMU students, faculty, staff, and the Marquette community. So grab a friend and make your way down to the ice rink for a night of fun!

Thursday, February 19

Primetime Productions presents 2000's Trivia Night 
9 p.m., Marketplace

Join Primetime Productions in a fun-filled night of trivia focusing on the 2000's era.

Friday, February 20

ASNMU Talent Show!
​7:30 p.m., JXJ 1100

Visit their Facebook page here for more information.

Saturday, February 22

Women's Swimming & Diving
Wildcat Last Chance Open
11 a.m., PEIF Pool

Half-Priced day for students at the theatre!
​Tribes at 1 p.m. or 7:30 p.m., Forest Roberts Theatre