Frozen Assets

Join us for the Frozen Assets Festival at The Edgewater and on frozen Lake Mendota!

Friday, February 2nd, 3-6 p.m.
Saturday, February 3rd, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, February 4th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Every year, the Frozen Assets Festival highlights the status of our lakes as one of our community’s biggest assets. Join us for FREE activities all weekend long, including ice skating, sleigh rides, pond hockey, snowshoeing, ice science, figure and speed skating demos, or warm up with complimentary s’mores and hot cocoa!

Or, compete on the ice for the second annual Frozen Assets Fat Bike Race and the NEW Frozen Assets 5K run/walk. Bring family and friends to the Frozen Assets festival and let’s explore our winter lakes!


–  Bucky on Parade art display

–  Historic “Mary B.” ice boat on display, restored by the Ice Boat Foundation and sponsored by Sprinkman Real Estate

–  FREE hot chocolate & s’mores. Thank you to Artisan Kettle Organic Chocolate and the Gehring Family Foundation!

–  Open Skate, FREE rink admission and $3 skate rentals on The Edgewater Plaza, sponsored by Alliant Energy

–  Open pond hockey on the lake rink, sponsored by Weed Man Lawn Care with equipment provided by Keva Sports Center

–  Madison Capitols slapshot competition

–  Snowshoeing with Rutabaga Paddlesports, sponsored Northwestern Mutual – Joanna G. Burish and Karl Dettmann


–  CANCELLED: Frozen Assets Fat Bike Race presented by Rayovac, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Lake Mendota.


–  Curling demonstrations and trials with the Madison Curling Club, sponsored by National Guardian Life

–  Sleigh rides on Lake Mendota, sponsored by Compass Properties and provided by Blue Ribbon Outdoors

–  CANCELLED: Frozen Assets 5K Run/Walk presented by Michelob ULTRA, 10 a.m. on Lake Mendota.

–  Central Midwest Ballet Show, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., Nolen Gallery (Level 5)

–  D. C. Eagle Mascot, 11 a.m. – noon

–  Face Painting, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Madison Room (Level 5), sponsored by WTS Paradigm

–  Ice Science Lab, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with the UW-Madison Center for Limnology

–  Kites on Mendota colorful show kites display with Wisconsin Kiters Club, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. sponsored by MG&E

–  Kids’ sled pull with Madison Bikes, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

–  Casey FitzRandolph Olympic Gold Medal speed skating demonstration, 11:45 a.m.

–  Bucky Badger appearance, noon to 1 p.m.

–  Trinity Irish Dancers performance, 1 p.m. in the Nolen Gallery (Level 5)

–  Figure Skating Club of Madison Performance, 1:30 p.m. on The Edgewater Plaza


–  Curling demonstrations and trials with the Madison Curling Club, sponsored by National Guardian Life

–  Kites on Mendota colorful show kite displays with Wisconsin Kiters Club, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., sponsored by MG&E

Join us for Frozen Assets :: Mendota Vice!

Frozen Assets is a fundraising party like none other, with each year bringing a new winter theme, stunning décor, and delectable cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. On Saturday, February 3rd, the big yachts and fast boats of South Beach will hit the South Side of Lake Mendota for Frozen Assets :: Mendota Vice. Get ready to celebrate and raise money for the lakes at Madison’s fashionable fundraiser for our lakes!

Frozen Assets is SOLD OUT! Please contact Clean Lakes Alliance at 608-255-1000 to inquire about waiting list tickets.

Become a monthly donor and be recognized today!

Every year, we recognize our 63Club monthly donors and Yahara Society members with a special hosted bar and lounge at Frozen Assets. Join the 63Club today starting at $19.63 a month! Already a member? Check below to see if you’re on the list and let us know as soon as possible if you believe there has been an omission!

2018 lounge guest list

63Club Yahara Society
Current as of Jan. 19 Current as of Jan. 19 (2017-2018)
Jennifer Alderman Dr. Charles J & Carole Anderson
Chuck & Peggy Angevine Matt Apter
Paul & Kristine Ashe Peggy Merrick-Bakken & Mark Bakken
Craig & Abby Bartlett John Batson
Jennifer Boelter Julie Bauer
Jason & Vesa Bollig Brad & Madonna Binkowski
Bob & Michele Boyle Joseph & Susan Boucher
Curtis & Elizabeth Brink Marybeth Budisch
Michael Brusca Joanna Burish
Cory & Jessica Buye Jane Carlson
Elizabeth Carley Chris Carlson
David Casey Scott & Dianne Christensen
Elise Clancy Ruoho Doran & Pat Cicchetti Jason
Chris & Jane Clark Jane Coleman
Kevin & Sheila Conroy William Waldbillig & Joan Collins
Dan & Erin Delaney Guy & Courtney Comer
Hathaway Dilba Kevin & Sheila Conroy
Michael Doers Mark & Carol Cullen
Brian & Beth Donley Beth Cutler
Dennis Durow & Trisha Doyle Karl Dettmann
Sarah Dunn Len Devaisher
Patrick & Lloyd Eagan Hathaway Dilba
Nathan & Constance Fagre Michael Doers
Michael Fitzpatrick Gregory Dombrowski
Tammy Foshay Patrick & Lloyd Eagan
Peter & Karen Foy Dan Erdman
Bill Fuhrmann Eric & Karen Farnsworth
Desi Olson & Peter Gargano Mark Femal
Mark Gehring Joe & Elizabeth Ferreri
Aris & Marta Gialamas Ryan Fields
Carson Goff Jerome & Ellen Fisher
Kevin & Marilee Gorman Diane & Kevin Fitzgerald
Mike & Sherry Gotzler William Flesch
Shane & Nichelle Griffith Peter Foy
Andrew & Nicole Gundlach Christopher Frautschi
Scott Hawley W. Jerome Frautschi
Mike & Janeen Hellenbrand Richard & Patricia Friday
Sarah & Nathan Herbst Bill Fuhrmann
Eric & Sharon Hovde Mike & Claudia Gerner
Mourad Ismail Aris & Marta Gialamas
Erik & Amy Johnson Kevin & Marilee Gorman
Colleen & Mark Johnson John Haeckel
Robb & Jennifer Kahl William & Nancy Haight
Kris & Colleen Keller Larry Hands & Karen Kendrick-Hands
Steven Kincaid Susi Haviland
Tom & Lois Klingele Edward & Kristine Heckman
Michael & Karen Knetter Sarah & Nathan Herbst
John & Amy Kothe Chris & Deb Houden
Andrew & Amy Kramer Erik Johnson
Daniel & Jennifer Kuehn Scott & Gigi Kelly
Andy & Nicole Kurth Gerald & Kelley Kilcoyne
Dr. Tim & Gillian Lechmaier John Kothe
Matt & Rachel Lee Daniel & Jennifer Kuehn
Tyler Leeper Andy Kurth
Gregory Levesque Linda Layman
Stephanie Mader Dale Leibowitz
Anita Mahamed Gregory Levesque
Chas   Martin Scott & Misty Lewis
David Mazur Phoebe Lewis
Al & Karen Meyer Daniel Holvick & Stephanie Mader
Bob & Pam Miller Chas Martin
Matt & Becky Mitchell Sarah Groessl & Jeff Masciopinto
Jeff & Anne Moore Todd McWilliams
Barbie Murawski Nancy Mohs
Kevin & Beth Murphy Melinda Monroe
Kari Myrland Stacey Neu
Tyler & Tina Noel Tyler & Tina Noel
Michael & Erica Nowicki Michael Nowicki
Alex Rabitoy & Ian O’Donnell Randy & Linda Peterson
Ron Ohlsen Brian Potts
Mitch Olson Sara Krebsbach & Glenn Reinl
Ron & Kate Parton Layton & Diane Rikkers
Jeffrey Perrigo Jack & Sarah Salzwedel
Eric Petersen Eric Schmidt
Randy & Linda Peterson Jerry & Keven Schmidt
Angela & Scott Piering Dan & Patty Schultz
Brian Potts Mark Markel & LuAnn Shay
Pat   Preimesberger Kristi Solberg
Beth Prochaska Mark & Lois Solverud
Divya Reddy Steve & LeeAnn Soma
Aaron & Heather Reekie Trey & Shelly Sprinkman
Tim Rikkers Dave & Marcie Stark
Michael & Judith Rothschild Jeff & Amy Supple
Mary & John Rowe Jan Terry
Heidi & Robert Rozmiarek Thomas Terry
Richard Schmidt Eric Thomas
James Sendecke John & Susan Thomson
Elizabeth Shortreed Nick Topitzes
John Porco & Sarah Slack Ronald Trachte
Scott & Kathleen Smith Sal & Judith Troia
Adam & Carissa Sodersten John & Kris Tye
Brian & Kim Spanos Gabriel Neves & J James Tye III
Chad Speight Sandra Van Slyke
Susan Springman Catherine Waller
Jeff Staver Robert & Mary Weber
Heath & Kim Straka Gordon Wynn
Don & Mardi Stroud Catherine Zdeblick
Kurt & Nikki Studt
John & Susan Thomson
Russ & Ann Tieman
Brett & Susan Topham
Jeremy Tunis
Gabriel Neves & J James Tye III
Eric Vieth
Michael Vilbrandt
Andrew & Megan Walker
Kristina Walsh
Leslie Watkins
Sean Wayne
Stacy Weber
Shaina Welch
Tina Whalen
Heather Wheiland
Dan White
Robert & Jennifer Winding
Melissa Winger
Nancy Winter

Mendota Vice :: Style Guide

Preview the 2018 Frozen Assets style guide below or see the full guide here.

Every year, The Edgewater offers special stay packages to Frozen Assets guests, geared towards fundraiser party guests and festival-going families. BOOK A ROOM PACKAGE NOW!

This event has been cancelled due to weather. Please see the ticket page for more information.

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for our Frozen Assets 5K, America’s only run held entirely 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 for beautiful views of downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The course will start and end at The Edgewater. Medals will be awarded to our top finishers. Best of all, your registration supports work to protect and improve water quality in our lakes!

Registration Pricing
Earlybird Price: $35 until December 31st
Regular Price: $40 until January 31st
Day-of Registration: $50

As always, your registration supports work to protect our local lakes!


This event has been cancelled due to weather. Please see the ticket page for more information.

Join Clean Lakes Alliance for our second annual Frozen Assets Fat Bike Race on Lake Mendota!

In this NIGHT race, participants will cruise across the ice on iconic Lake Mendota and pass by downtown Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The race will start and end at the Edgewater. Choose from a single lap, 4.25 mile course or a three lap, 12.75 mile course. Top finishers will get medals and prizes, to be announced. 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
Junior Ride: 4.25 mile course, ages 10 – 16, any bike welcome

Adult Registration Pricing (17 and older)
Earlybird Price: $40 until December 21st
Regular Price: $50

As always, your registration supports work to protect our local lakes!



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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. Download the Frozen Assets sponsorship form.