ONAMIA - The 14th annual Arctic Blast snowmobile rally is scheduled Feb. 7-8 in the Mille Lacs Lake area when the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe will welcome current and former Minnesota Vikings players, coaches and cheerleaders to the largest participation snowmobile event in North America.
Participants who check in to three or more "Blast Points" will be eligible to win prizes at a $30,000 party at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Events and Convention Center. Prizes include 2009 Vikings season tickets, a 2009 Arctic Cat snowmobile or ATV, audio and video equipment and signed Vikings memorabilia.
Pre-registration is $25 (deadline is Feb. 1), which includes a chance to win Vikings season tickets, an Arctic Blast trail map and prize tickets to a minimum of three "Blast Points." On-site registration is $35. All proceeds go to the Viking Children's Fund, which benefits children across the Upper Midwest.
For more information, or to register, visit www.vikings.com or call (952) 828-6577.
Schedule of events, Feb. 7
Time, Activity, Location
8 a.m., O-site registration begins, Eddy's Lake Mille Lacs Resort
9:30 a.m., Breakfast buffet with players, Eddy's Lake Mille Lacs Resort,
Noon, Cheerleaders and alumni, official kickoff point
9:45 a.m., Official snowmobile ride begins, Eddy's Lake Mille Lacs Resort
9:45 a.m., Snowmobile ride and Blast Point, Vikings to appear at various locations
6:30 p.m., check-in, Blast Points throughout the day
10 a.m., Blast Point activities, Castaway's Resort
5 p.m., Nitti's Hunters Point, Buzzie's on the Bay, Bayview Bar and Grill, Blue Goose Inn, Eddy's Lake Mille Lacs Resort
Schedule of events, Feb. 8
10:30 a.m., $30,000 prize party, Grand C. Mille Lacs Events Center
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