WinterFest ~

Celebrate the wonders of winter

January 28 – 30, 2022

We invite you to celebrate the wonders of winter at the third annual WinterFest!

Join us as the fun kicks off with a Polar Plunge at Schenk Lake, benefitting Special Olympics WV. The fun continues all day building up to our WinterFest party on Saturday evening, featuring the musical group, Jukebox. This wintertime celebration features live entertainment, prize giveaways, seasonal eats, local brews, and more! Check out the schedule of events below.

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    Overnight Package

    From $195 Per Person | Stay dates available January 28 – 30, 2022

    • Overnight accommodations at Wilson Lodge
    • WinterFest Breakfast Buffet each morning
    • Free admission to Oglebay Good Zoo

    *Package rate is priced per person, based on double occupancy. Package rate is based on use of Byrd Wing Rooms. Upgrades to West Wing and Lakeside are available for an additional fee per night. Skiing is weather dependent. Package does not include equipment rentals. Package price does not include applicable taxes and fees. Additional restrictions may apply.

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    Skiing & Snowboarding

    Kick off the season with winter fun for all ages at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex, offering skiing and snowboarding.

    *Winter sports activities weather dependent

    Hours & Rates

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    Polar Plunge

    Take an ice-cold plunge into Oglebay’s Schenk Lake at the annual WinterFest Polar Plunge. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics WV!

    Event Details

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    WinterFest Party

    Pine Room | Saturday from 8 – 11 p.m.

    Come on up to Oglebay’s Pine Room for a WinterFest Party featuring live entertainment with Jukebox!

    Event is free of charge and open to the public.

  • Warren Miller's

    Warren Miller's "Timeless"

    Wilson Lodge | Friday at 9 p.m.

    Join us in Wilson Lodge for a FREE movie night featuring “Timeless” by Warren Miller, a documentary that explores the excitement of winter sports, featuring athletes from around the globe. 

    Event is free of charge and open to the public.

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    Oglebay Good Zoo

    Journey into a wild winter at Oglebay Good Zoo! Visit indoor animals including red pandas, lemurs, and sloths—or venture outside to visit select animal inhabitants who love the winter! 

    *Outdoor exhibits open weather permitting

    Hours & Rates

    Overnight guests receive free admission.

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    Ice Skating at Wheeling Park

    Hit the ice at the newly renovated J.B. Chambers Memorial Ice Rink at our sister park just a short drive away. 

    Hours & Rates

    Overnight guests receive free admission.

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    Live Music

    Wilson Lodge Hickman Lounge | Friday at 7 – 10 p.m.

    Enjoy live music from one of the area’s most acclaimed performers in Hickman Lounge on Friday from 7 – 10 p.m. Plus, don’t miss Family Game Night at 8 p.m.

    Event is free of charge and open to the public.

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    Winter Dining

    Grab a bite to eat at Glassworks Grill or Ihlenfeld Dining room while you’re here. Glassworks Grill features gourmet burgers and Italian-style pizzas, plus an array of craft beer and fine wine. Ihlenfeld Dining Room specializes in artistic cuisine, fine wines, decadent desserts and offers a commanding view of the countryside. 

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Schedule of Events

Friday, January 28
6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Indoor Pool & Sauna at Wilson Lodge*
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Oglebay Good Zoo*
4 – 9 p.m. | Skiing & Snowboarding at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex (Weather Dependent)
5:30 p.m. | Character Meet & Greet at Wilson Lodge Hickman Lounge: Olaf*
7 p.m. | Family Movie Night at Wilson Lodge Fort Henry Room: Sing 2*
8 p.m. | Family Bingo: Wilson Lodge Hickman Lounge*
7:30 – 10 p.m. | Ice Skating at Wheeling Park*
9 p.m. | WinterFest Movie Night at Wilson Lodge Fort Henry Room: Warren Miller’s Face of Winter*

Saturday, January 29

6:30 – 11 a.m. | Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room*
6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Indoor Pool & Sauna at Wilson Lodge*
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Skiing & Snowboarding at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex (Weather Dependent)*
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Oglebay Good Zoo*
11:30 a.m. | Registration for Polar Plunge begins at Schenk Lake
12:45 p.m. | Polar Plunge Costume Contest – Prizes awarded for most creative individual and group
1 p.m. | Polar Plunge at Schenk Lake (food concessions, ice sculpture demonstration)
5:30 p.m. | Character Meet & Greet at Wilson Lodge Hickman Lounge: Olaf*
7 p.m. | Movie Night at Wilson Lodge Fort Henry Room: Frozen
7 – 10 p.m. | Live Music with The Muddle at Wilson Lodge Hickman Lounge*
7:30 – 1 p.m. | Ice Skating at Wheeling Park
8 – 11 p.m. | WinterFest Party featuring Jukebox at Oglebay’s Pine Room
9 p.m. | Movie Night at Wilson Lodge Fort Henry Room: Frozen 2

Sunday, January 30

6:30 – 11 a.m. | Mountaineer Breakfast Buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room*
6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Indoor Pool & Sauna at Wilson Lodge*
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Oglebay Good Zoo*
9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Skiing & Snowboarding at Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex (Weather Dependent)
1 – 3 p.m. | Ice Skating at Wheeling Park*

Schedule of events subject to change. Oglebay’s Winter Sports Complex is open weather dependent. Call 304-243-4177 for daily weather conditions.

*Denotes inclusion for overnight package guests. Individual purchase available.

Schedule subject to change. Wilson Lodge indoor pool and sauna use for overnight guests only.