Health & Wellness

The World’s Original Ice Fishing Contest was first held in 1947 and quickly became one of White Bear Lake’s most popular winter traditions. Each year, the White Bear Rod and Gun Club would coordinate the event—some years with co-sponsors.

Folks from H20 for Life celebrated volunteers and all their hard work at the annual Water Ball event, which included a gourmet dinner, silent auction, wine pull and live music.

After taking a one-year hibernation, the Art Shanty Projects will re-awaken on the surface of the ice. This year, 18 creative art shanties made by select artists will dot the frozen landscape on White Bear Lake.

Fabulous food, great friends and a stunning backdrop were just a few of the high points at the low-country boil, put on by the Sailing Division of the White Bear Yacht Club.

Photos 2 & 7 by Jenn Barnett; All other photos by Debbie Johnson-Hill

It was fun on the water as folks took in a boat cruise organized by the Mahtomedi Liquor Barrel.

The Polar Plunge serves as the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Special Olympics of Minnesota. There are 20 plunges across the state, and last year alone, 15,000 people raised nearly $4 million.

On the surface, the idea of racing a boat across frozen waters at up to 60 miles per hour in subzero temperatures sounds crazy. Dig a little deeper . . . and it still sounds pretty crazy.

As an All-American athlete, Brant Luehman, owner of 3:12 Fitness, knows a thing or two about sports. And as a personal trainer and coach, he knows how to motivate others to get the job done.

David Swanson, a certified consulting hypnotist and owner of Hypnotic Progressions, has had his business in White Bear Lake for over five years.

The Hippodrome, the ice arena built in 1926 and owned by the White Bear Lake school district, recently underwent updates altering the building’s flooring foundation. The school district went to Kyle Gillespie, co-owner of Rink-Tec International Inc., to do the work on the project.

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