Lake Metigoshe State Park is hosting its Winter Wild Outdoor Women (WOW) Event February 21-23, 2020. This event is primarily for ladies over the age of 16 who are looking to learn or refine skills associated with a variety of North Dakota’s outdoor recreational activities. WOW provide opportunities for participants interested in outdoor recreation to gather with other enthusiasts, try new activities and equipment, acquire basic skills and gain the confidence to safely enjoy the outdoors or purchase their own gear to continue with the activities after the event if they so choose. Lake Metigoshe State Park holds WOW events in February and September to highlight various outdoor recreation opportunities.
Registration will open December 11, 2019 at noon via www.ticketleap.com and close at 11:59p on January 16, 2020. Once the event is live on the Ticketleap website, the event is searchable utilizing the city of Bottineau, ND. To register, ladies purchase tickets representing the number sessions they wish to participate in as well as their desired activities. Registrants register for as many sessions as they’d like, up to five sessions; a Friday evening mini session (2 hrs.), Saturday morning and afternoon sessions (3.5 hrs.), a Saturday evening mini session (2 hrs.) and a Sunday morning session (3.5 hrs.). Participants that register for dark house spearfishing on Sunday will wrap up that afternoon at 4:30 pm. Several activities span multiple sessions. In addition, registrants can opt for meals, lodging needs, and WOW apparel. Activities range in price from $18-$220 depending upon the activity and associated costs. Optional meals cost $8.50, $10.50 and $13.50 respectively for breakfast, lunch and supper. Lodging is $10/night in the Lake Metigoshe State Park dorm facilities. WOW, event shirts are usually priced at $18-$25 depending upon the style.
Lake Metigoshe State Park collaborates with numerous volunteers, organizations, and fellow state agencies, making this unique event possible. Corporate sponsors supporting the event include Starion Bank and Souris River Telephone (SRT) Communications. Dakota College at Bottineau, ND Game & Fish Department, Bottineau Winter Park, Scheels, Intentional Fitness with Crystal, RadChicks, Turtle Mountain Trails Association, True North Chiropractic and North Dakota Game & Fish Department have collaborated with the park to offer activities such as yoga, ski maintenance, wilderness first aid, fat biking, fur handling, downhill skiing, dark house spearfishing and more! Additional activities taught by the North Dakota Parks & Recreation and numerous volunteer outdoor enthusiasts include, but are not limited to, x-country skiing, orienteering, spearfish decoy carving, arm knitting and snowshoeing. There’s a great mix of indoor versus outdoor activities and easy versus arduous physical activities, as well as a wide range of options to suit those that may be on a budget.
All of the activities afford participants an introduction of the activity prior to being able to try it on their own to learn, refine or test their skills. Activity descriptions indicate if each activity is at an easy, moderate and/or arduous physical activity level and provide information as to if they will take place indoors, outdoors, or a combination thereof to maximize everyone’s safety, comfort, and enjoyment.
Due to the high level of interest in WOW Events, it is highly suggested to register promptly to have a better chance of getting into desired sessions. Registrants are limited to purchasing one ticket/person for all activities to ensure everyone an equal opportunity. Those that want to attend with a friend or family member will need to coordinate a time to register individually factoring in the availability at that time.