WinterFest 2014 Events


Friday, February 14

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 15

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


A new addition to the WinterFest 2014 line-up 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

A new addition to the WinterFest 2014 line-up is the Tug-Of-War Competition. Bringing together a childhood favorite and the snow/ice of the Payne/Halverson field, teams of 10 will compete in a single elimination tournament. 

Sunday, February 16

Campus Cinema presents the WinterFest Movie

Watch an Olympic-themed movie on the big screen in Jamrich 102 at 9 p.m. for free!

Monday, February 17

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.

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.

Tuesday, February 18

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


WinterFest Dinner
4 - 8 p.m., Marketplace

Don't miss a delicious themed dinner sponsored by Dining Services! Here you can celebrate an Olympic-themed meal with friends and family over from 4 -8 p.m. in the Marketplace. (The Marketplace will be closed from 2 -4 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 19

NMU Volunteer Center Blood Drive
Noon - 6 p.m., Payne/Halverson Lobby

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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 USOEC 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 20

Primetime Productions presents comedian Jay Black!
8 p.m., Jamrich 103

Friday, February 21

Northern Arts & Entertainment presents the Trendsetter Tour with Echosmith!
​8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Rooms

Visit their Facebook page here for more information.

Saturday, February 22

Women for Women Hair Drive
Noon - 5 p.m., Payne/Halverson Lobby

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

Men's Hockey vs. Michigan Tech
7:07 p.m., Berry Events Center