CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — This weekend the Clearfield YMCA will be hosting its annual Winterfest, and with it comes a lot of frozen fun!

This weekend on Saturday, Jan. 28th, and Sunday, Jan. 29th at the Parker Dam State Park, the YMCA will kick off the 2023 Winterfest.

Starting at 9 a.m. events will be held throughout the day to celebrate the season. The YMCA will have food and drinks available from the Beach House beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday. Many activities are snow and ice dependent.

Check out a full list below:

Saturday, Jan. 28

  • 9 a.m. food concession opens 
  • 10 a.m. Freeze Your Gizzard 5K
  • 10:30 Learn to ice skate 
  • 12: Conrhole tournament 
  • 12:30 p.m. Cross-country ski basics 
  • 1:30 p.m. Six sides of snow 
  • 3 p.m Snow sculpture judging 
  • 3:30 p.m. Winterpaws dog show 

Sunday, Jan. 29

  • 11 a.m. Food concession opens 
  • 12: Historic ice harvesting 
  • 12:30 p.m. Ice fishing basics 
  • 1 p.m. Kids snow box derby 
  • 2 p.m. Frozen salami sling 
  • 2:30 p.m. Ice rescue demonstration 
  • 3 p.m. “Almost” naked mile as well as snow sculpture judging 
  • 4 p.m. Polar bear swim 

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Registration is required for the Freeze Your Gizzard 5k and it ends on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 11:59 p.m. You can sign up here.

You’ll also need to register if you’re interested in doing the Polar Bear Swim. A minimum $25 donation is required to participate. All plungers will receive a t-shirt and those that raise $100 will receive a polar bear towel. Anyone who raises more than $250 will get a polar bear sweatshirt.

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All proceeds from the swim will go towards providing Y memberships for kids. Stop by the YMCA’s front desk or email Brian at to get a pledge form!

For more information, you can call the Clearfield YMCA at 814-765-5521.