Shiver Elk River will offer variety of events

Shiver Elk River is set for Saturday, Feb. 25

Click here to read more about the Shiver Plunge and the Chili Cook-Off. The deadline to register for either one is Feb. 17.


The 2nd annual Shiver Elk River is fast approaching, with events planned at Handke Pit, Lake Orono and ERX Motor Park. Shiver Elk River will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 and is sponsored by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce. Here’s a rundown of events:

•A key feature is the Shiver Plunge. Last year 45 plungers raised more than $11,000 for 12 different local non-profits when they jumped into Lake Orono. An even larger number of jumpers is expected this year. The plunge begins at 10:30 a.m.

•Bring the family and be a People’s Choice judge for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off. Local restaurants and a few amateurs will cook up their chili recipes. The cook-off will be on the shore of Lake Orono starting at 11 a.m.  Tastings are $1 per taste and ballots will be available. Also enjoy playing around with Snow Golf and the Hockey Slap Shot. If there is enough snow, there will be a snowman contest!

•Enjoy hockey in all of its outdoor glory at the historic Handke Pit.  Eight teams will compete in the tournament beginning at 8 a.m. and running all day.

•An ERX Motor Park snowmobile race for kids ages 4-12 begins at 2 p.m.  Admission is free. $20 entry fee per class of competition. All racers must register and sign a waiver. Forms and registrations on-line at