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Frozen Fore events to take place this weekend

The ninth annual Gull Lake Frozen Fore is this weekend, including the Frozen Flop, a pancake breakfast fundraiser, a hockey tournament and golfing in the snow.

Frozen Fore event proceeds benefit Confidence Learning Center, Mount Ski Gull, the Northern Lakes Lightning Blue Line Club and Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area in Nisswa, all nonprofits.

Participating Gull Lake locations include Ernie’s, Zorbaz, Jake’s, Cowboy’s, Bar Harbor, Sherwood Forest, Cragun’s Legacy Courses and Grand View Lodge. Headquarters is at Hole-in-the-Day Bay of Gull Lake.

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Kids Against Hunger-Brainerd Lakes Area in Nisswa will host its second annual pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the Frozen Fore headquarters tent on Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Donations to Kids Against Hunger will get people a stack of buttermilk pancakes from Stonehouse in Nisswa, sausage and Stonehouse coffee.

Frozen Fore participants may take free shuttles or their own snowmobiles or vehicles to play nine holes of winter golf at the nine participating locations around Gull Lake from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A 4-on-4 pond hockey tournament will take place at 10 a.m. on Hole-in-the-Day Bay, and there will be a digital scavenger hunt. A Tent Party will start at 6 p.m. with an ice bar, food and live music from YNOTT. Boogie Wonderland will provide music at 9 p.m. Cost is $10 without a Frozen Fore ticket.

On Sunday, Feb.23, the Frozen Fore Food Fest will feature local restaurants serving food and a taste competition at 11 a.m. at Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Cost is $10 without a Frozen Fore ticket. The digital scavenger hunt show will be at noon with drawings, awards and prizes at 1 p.m.

Frozen Fore tickets are $50 per person during the event weekend ($45 for those who purchased in advance) and may be purchased online at or at sponsoring locations.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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