Fire on Ice returns
Three days of ice racing in Weyauwega
The roar of engines racing over snow and ice will return to the Waupaca County Fairgrounds in Weyauwega the weekend of Feb. 4-6.
Last year it was cancelled because of the pandemic.
The weekend event features pro-level oval-track snowmobile racing, children’s snowmobile races, motorcycle ice racing and side-by-side UTV races.
The event will kick off on Friday with the first race at 3:30 p.m. Here are the events to watch:
USSA Pro Star Series
The United States Snowmobile Association (USSA) is the first and oldest snowmobile sanctioning body with the most elite ice oval drivers in the world.
The first race was held in 1965 in Crandon, Wisconsin and sanctioned races have been held ever since.
The races start at 3:30 p.m. Friday and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Kitty Cat Racing
This event is part of the Badger State Games, the annual Olympic-style multi-sport events for amateur athletes in Wisconsin. Kitty Cat Racers is a nonprofit group that helps kids ages 4 to 15 get into snowmobile racing.
There are 20 classes of racing for the different ages and their abilities. Races start at 7:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Motorcycle Ice Racing
These races are sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. The bikes have studded tires with special safety fenders and a tethered kill switch for when a racer wipes out and the bike goes its own way.
There are multiple classes that range from expert, women, kids and old veterans. The races start at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
This event is organized by the Weyauwega ATV/UTV Club. The races start at 11 a.m. Sunday.
One of the fairground buildings is transformed into the DSG Outerwear Lodge that acts as a hospitality and warming area. Inside is where the pool and cornhole tournaments will be held.
On Saturday, a country and rock band from the Fox Cities, Spark Spark BANG, will take the stage from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is free to the public after 4 p.m.
Fire on Ice day passes are $15 on Friday and Saturday and $10 on Sunday. Children 12 and under are free.