Winter Rec-Fest starting this week in La Crosse

A lack of snow in the La Crosse area isn’t going to stop an annual tradition.

The 33rd Winter Rec-Fest starts later this week.

The snowflake medallion hunt starts on Wednesday.

Skating events begin this Friday.

While there isn’t a lot of snow on the ground that won’t stop the event.

“It kind of encourages people to get outside and kind of get exposed to all the winter activities that we do have here,” said Abby Heilman, Special Events Coordinator for the La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department.

Clues for the medallion hunt begin this Wednesday.

The person who finds it wins $500.

You can register for events at

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