Vermont Weekend Events

Published 02/07 2014 01:23PM

Updated 02/07 2014 01:48PM

8th Annual Great Ice in Grand Isle
February 8 and 9
Come to the Champlain Islands for one event-packed weekend! There’s Nordic skating, an ice fishing derby, dog sledding, a bonfire, ice-bike racing, drag race skating, pick-up hockey, a pancake breakfast and chili cook-off, and Frozen-Chozen Regatta!

13th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe Race
February 9, Smugglers' Notch
Smugglers' and TSL Snowshoes present this exciting day of treks, walks and races on snowshoes. There's a 1/2K kids' fun run, a 4K fun run/walk, and an 8K race that is a qualifier for the 2014 US Snowshoe Association National Championship on March 1 in Bennington.

Milton Winter Festival 2014 kicks-off Friday at 6:30 p.m. Click here for a list of events.

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) in partnership with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports will host athletes who are blind and visually impaired at its Seventh Annual Winter Ski Festival in Killington, Saturday, Feb. 8 and Sunday, Feb. 9 at Pico Mountain. For more information:

A new exhibition that highlights aesthetic and technological trends of glassmaking opens in the Pizzagalli Center at Shelburne Museum on Saturday, February 8.

Ice Fishing Events

Feb. 8-9 Champlain Islands Fishing Derby (Lake Champlain) - Todd Sudol - 802-233-7673

Feb. 8-9 Hortonia Icefishing Derby (Lake Hortonia) - Jody Gale - 802-273-3445

Feb. 8-9 Willoughby Icefishing Derby (Lake Willoughby) - James Towns 802-525-3300

Feb. 9  Upper Valley F&G Club Derby (Lake Fairlee) - Rhett Scruggs 802-649-2958

For more information about the ice fishing events, visit the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department's website and check under Fishing for the searchable upcoming fishing tournaments.

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