Frozen Assets

Join Clean Lakes Alliance at Frozen Assets!

Every year, the Frozen Assets Festival & Fundraiser raises the profile of our lakes as one of our community’s greatest assets. With over 6,000 attendees in 2018, Frozen Assets raised more than $150,000 for our lakes!

Fifth Annual Frozen Assets Festival

Friday, February 1st – Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
The Edgewater & Lake Mendota
FREE, open to the public

About the Festival

The Frozen Assets Festival is a free, family-friendly event held at The Edgewater and on frozen Lake Mendota. With indoor and outdoor activities available all weekend long, there are plenty of ways for you and your family to enjoy our lakes!

Past no-cost activities include ice skating, sleigh rides, face painting, ice science, and more. Don’t forget the free s’mores and hot chocolate!

Timeline

Friday, February 1st, 5 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 2nd, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, February 3rd, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A schedule of available activities throughout the weekend will be posted closer to the event.

FAQs

Is there parking available?
Event parking will be available at The Edgewater for $5. Participants may also find street parking or use other City of Madison parking ramps.

Can I volunteer at this event?
You can sign up to volunteer at the Frozen Assets Festival and Fundraiser here. Daytime and evening shifts are available throughout the weekend.

Frozen Assets :: Winter Carnaval

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
8 p.m. – midnight
The Edgewater

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About the Fundraiser

Grab your passport and samba shoes as we fly south to Rio for the biggest parade on earth! Whether it’s bright purples, yellows, or greens, you won’t want to dress drab for this fundraising scene. Grab your feathers, beads, and some friends as we bring Rio de Janeiro right to you!

Get ready for Copacabana to hit the shores of Lake Mendota at Frozen Assets :: Winter Carnaval!

Frozen Assets, held at The Edgewater, is one of Madison’s boldest fundraiser parties, known for its creative themes, unique décor, and the fashion of attendees. The Frozen Assets Fundraiser, along with the weekend-long Frozen Assets Festival, highlights the status of our lakes as our community’s number one asset. Frozen Assets raised $150,000 for our lakes in 2018.

Tickets

Tickets are very limited and we ALWAYS sell out. Get your tickets today!

$110 :: Early-bird (open to general public)
$125 :: Regular price
$150 :: Last chance!

While supplies last

Enhanced Experience

Every year, our 63Club monthly donors access a special hosted bar and lounge at the fundraiser. Join the 63Club today, starting at just $19.63 a month!

Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
9 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. start
The Edgewater & Lake Mendota

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About the 5K

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for our Frozen Assets 5K, America’s only 5K on a frozen lake!

Take a break from the hilly pavement and bring your stride to the ice. In this 5K race, participants will run or walk across the ice on iconic Lake Mendota with beautiful views of downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The course will start and end at The Edgewater, right in the heart of the Frozen Assets Festival!

Registration

Your registration to this event includes admission to the race with optional chip timing. Online registration closes Wednesday, January 20th. The registration pricing schedule is below:

November 1 $35 :: Early bird
December 31 $40 :: Regular price
February 2 $45 :: Same day

Best of all, your registration supports work to protect and improve water quality in our lakes!

Frozen Assets 5K 2018

Divisions

The event will be chip-timed for runners, sign up for the walk pass for an untimed event. Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

By registering for this event, you agree to the Frozen Assets 5K Terms & Conditions of Entry. All entrants must read and agree to this declaration.

Weather

Race organizers reserve the right to alter the course due to factors including, but not limited to, ice conditions and weather. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event.

Frozen Assets Fat Bike Race

Friday, February 1st, 2019
5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. start
The Edgewater & Lake Mendota

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About the Fat Bike Race

The Frozen Assets Fat Bike Race is a unique NIGHT race on Madison’s iconic Lake Mendota. Cruise across the ice and pass by downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on our lit course. Choose from a 4.25-mile or 12.75-mile chip timed race that starts and ends at The Edgewater.

Fat Bike Race 2018

Registration

Your registration for this event includes admission to the race with chip timing. Online registration closes Wednesday, January 30th. The adult registration pricing schedule (17 and older) is listed below.

November 1 $40 :: Early bird
December 31 $50 :: Regular price
February 1 $65 :: Same day

Best of all, your registration supports work to protect and improve water quality in our lakes!

Race Divisions

Fat Bike Race: 4.25 or 12.75-mile course, fat bikes only
Open Ride: 4.25-mile course, ANY bike welcome (have fun and try your favorite bike on the ice!)
Junior Ride: 4.25-mile course, ages 10-16, any bike welcome

Top finishers in all divisions will get medals. Fat bikes are generally defined as 3.8-inch tires or wider. We suggest 3 inches minimum to compete in the Fat Bike Race division.

Terms & Conditions of Entry

By registering for this event, you agree to the Frozen Assets Fat Bike Terms & Conditions of Entry. Click the link to read and agree to this declaration.

Weather

Race organizers reserve the right to alter the course due to factors including, but not limited to, ice conditions and weather. If conditions are deemed unsafe, the event may be cancelled or moved to an alternate location. Participants will be notified of any changes ahead of the event.

Stay Packages

Every year, The Edgewater offers special stay packages to Frozen Assets guests, geared towards fundraiser party guests and festival-going families. Stay tuned for more information about stay packages.

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Become a Sponsor

Help support this community event benefitting our lakes! Sponsorships include marketing exposure throughout the weekend to 6,000+ attendees and tickets to the fundraiser party.

If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, email our Marketing & Development Director, Adam Sodersten, at adam@cleanlakesalliance.orgClick here to see our 2019 Frozen Assets sponsorship opportunities.