Frozen Assets reaches new heights

Frozen Assets parachuter 2022

Thank you for supporting our lakes at the Frozen Assets Festival

We had so much fun at the Frozen Assets Festival and hope you did too! Whether you participated in person or virtually, we THANK YOU for supporting lakes Mendota, Monona, Wingra, Waubesa, and Kegonsa!

Check out some fun Frozen Assets highlights

Women in Water and Sustainability

Women in Water and Sustainability

We kicked off the week with a Women in Water and Sustainability panel discussion. Roughly 90 people tuned in to watch the discussion. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

Board Meeting February 2022
Clean Lakes Alliance Board Meeting at The Edgewater

Clean Lakes Board Meeting

Tuesday brought the Clean Lakes Community Board and Friends together for an update on progress as well as an opportunity to chat and ice skate after the meeting.

Clean Lakes 101 Science Café: Love in the Lakes with Justin Chenevert

Love in the Lakes

On Wednesday, our Clean Lakes 101 Science Café connected with people virtually on the topic of fish and plant reproduction in our lakes. If you missed this fantastic presentation, you can watch it here.

2022 New Faces New Places with DMI
New Faces, New Places with Downtown Madison, Inc

New Faces, New Places

Thursday saw an exciting panel discussion moderated by Downtown Madison, Inc President Jason Ilstrup on the importance of clean and healthy lakes to our city. 

2022 Night Ice - Lighted Kites
Lighted kites fly at night

Night Ice

The work week ended on Friday with our new “Night Ice” event. The event included an outdoor DJ and skating on The Edgewater’s Grand Plaza and lighted kites over the lake courtesy of the Wisconsin Kiters Club. 

2022 Frozen Assets 5K Start
Start of the Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

It was our best year EVER for this one-of-a-kind event! Thanks so much to everyone who walked or ran the five kilometer course that started and ended at The Edgewater. It’s the ONLY 5K in North America held entirely on a frozen lake and it’s growing in popularity every year!

Kites, skydivers, science and more!

An action-packed day on The Edgewater plaza and Lake Mendota had something for everyone at the Frozen Assets Festival.

Skydivers and Kites at Frozen Assets Festival
Parachuters and show kites soar above the Frozen Assets Festival

In the air, the popular Kites on Mendota put on by the Wisconsin Kiters Club, and parachuters from the Seven Hills Skydiving Club kept people looking up. Check out this great video of the kites!

Figure Skaters and Speed Skaters at Frozen Assets 2022
Demonstrations by figure skaters and speed skaters

On the rink, our friends at the Madison Speedskating Club and the Figure Skating Club of Madison gave amazing performances.

Ice Science at Frozen Assets 2022
Ice Science demonstrations

On the lake, the UW Center for Limnology, the Discovery Building, and the Department of Physics showed interesting facts about the ice under our feet – even Bucky Badger got in on the action!

Frozen Assets Edgewater Pier - 2022
A snow and ice “fort” underneath The Edgewater’s pier on Lake Mendota

And maybe best of all…the ultimate kid zone that came about organically under The Edgewater Pier!

SAVE THE DATE – Frozen Assets 2023!

We hope to see you back at The Edgewater and Lake Mendota next year for Frozen Assets Week! Running Monday, January 30th through Sunday, February 5th, Frozen Assets will be highlighted by the Festival and 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, February 4th. See you then!

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