Hundreds gather on Ham Lake for annual Snowbowl

Hundreds of winter enthusiasts gathered on Ham Lake for the annual Snowbowl Saturday.

The event, organized by the Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce, featured a number of activities on the frozen lake.

Paul (right) and Deneena Hughes of Eden Prairie try their hands at sculpting snow. Deneena said the couple usually sculpt ice. Saturday was the pair’s second snow sculpting attempt. Photo by Kelly Johnson

Paul (right) and Deneena Hughes of Eden Prairie try their hands at sculpting snow. Deneena said the couple usually sculpt ice. Saturday was the pair’s second snow sculpting attempt. Photo by Kelly Johnson

Events included an ice fishing contest, snow sculpture contest, broomball tournament, sled dog rides, skijoring, kids’ games, helicopter rides and a vintage snowmobile expo.

A new event this year was the Arctic Challenge, a family 5K run/walk over an obstacle course.

 

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